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Old 15 April 2009, 18:19   #1
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Default Fuchs Engine Oil?

Anyone used this? Is it any good? if not any recommendations.

Using Castrol at the moment and my car but have been told not to cus it's ****e(no explaination)
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Old 15 April 2009, 18:55   #2
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Yep been using Fuchs semi synth 10/40 in my 1.9Tdi Leon for 7 years or 142,000 miles. Cant fault it at all. About 20 for this from GSF.

The impreza has covered about 30,000 on Fuchs fully synthethic oil 5/40, about 25 for 5 litees. When I get back from holiday the diff and gearbox oils will be replaced with fuchs stuff.

People are very quick to write castrol off with little or no reason, personally I wouldn't. I sometimes wonder if the same armchair experts have put the wrong Castrol oil into their motor, the Magnatec stuff I have used in the past and cant fault it, there are lots of people get hung up on the wording on the bottle - it says synthetically engineered, as opposed to synthetic oil or semi synthetic oil, is that your mates reasoing for stating that it is crap?

If its for your alfa mate, just put in the stuff that meets the oil spec in your handbook and ensure you change it on schedule, a bit of mechanical by way of allowing the fluids to come up to temprature before you dart her on will extend the old girls life somewhat too.
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Old 15 April 2009, 19:20   #3
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As said my friend who told me not to use Castrol didn't give me an explaination, i just took his word as he is quite worldy. He was the one that actually recommended Fuchs as he uses it on his M3 and 325touring but thought i'd get the SN masses opinion.

Alfa romeo recommend 10/40 semi synth Selenia motor oil but i think its more to do with them being owned by Fiat/Alfa at one point.
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Old 15 April 2009, 20:28   #4
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In my Fiesta I use Fuchs 5w-30 Titan XTR and seems to be doing a great job
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I use castrol on the chain of my bike. Never had a problem (except on steep hills)
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Think you need to check your power to weight ratios there Paul!!!
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gonna order 5litres of th shiz today and a new oil filter and have a go at serving my car.

No doubt many more questions to come
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Fuchs make some very good oils, we sell a lot of them. They are good value for money as well as giving good performance. If you want top performance, go for Silkolene, who are owned by Fuchs.

Castrol make some good oils, but often they cost a lot for what they are. Castrol Magantec is very similar to the Fuchs XTR, but comes in smaller containers and costs more. Their strength is the Edge range which meet many manufacturer specifications as well as being good oils. They also produce some very good gear and diff oils as well as brake fluids.

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use silolene semi synth in the bike.
Was thinking what to fire into the motor next change, had contemplated millers...
Good input there too , cheers Tim
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use silolene semi synth in the bike.
Was thinking what to fire into the motor next change, had contemplated millers...
Good input there too , cheers Tim
Same here, always have, 10w/40. 40k miles and no issues. What do you ride Andy, bike wise
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I use Fuchs Titan Supersyn SL 5w-40 in all my cars and not had any problems. They also run quietly too and no oil pressure issues even on my big Chevy motor. GSF sell it very cheaply indeed....
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We'll beat them, if you ask nicely.........
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I use castrol on the chain of my bike. Never had a problem (except on steep hills)
....Paul ud be better with Mobil 0w30, a much thinner oil to get round the chain matey
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Same here, always have, 10w/40. 40k miles and no issues. What do you ride Andy, bike wise
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zx7r mate. New battery now so should really get her out lol but need some new rubber now lol.
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Cracking machines, which colour scheme? I'm on D208's atm.
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Who are GSF? NI based I assume?
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Who are GSF? NI based I assume?

GSF Carparts,mainland based.
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Oilman is there any chance of getting a good rate of delivery to Norn Iron? was just about to order your Fuch's Service pack but delivery was 18
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Cracking machines, which colour scheme? I'm on D208's atm.
shes red, white and purple.
Cant say im too keen on the kwak racing green lol
thinking of a respray but not sure what to airbrush into it.
bulletproof engine in them and plenty of go with that bit more go if you want it lol.
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Oilman is there any chance of getting a good rate of delivery to Norn Iron? was just about to order your Fuch's Service pack but delivery was 18
you starting a group buy James lol
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shes red, white and purple.
Cant say im too keen on the kwak racing green lol
thinking of a respray but not sure what to airbrush into it.
bulletproof engine in them and plenty of go with that bit more go if you want it lol.
Yeh, agreed, everyone and their dog has kwak green. Went for a red J1, only 3-4 I've seen in the North. Friend used to have that colour scheme in the 7R:

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Oilman is there any chance of getting a good rate of delivery to Norn Iron? was just about to order your Fuch's Service pack but delivery was 18
We can do things on carriage if there are a group of you. Might be worth clubbing together and getting cheaper carriage with the oils delivered to one address.

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to be honest, i hate all the people on this website and couldn't be arsed talking to them in order to set up a group buy?

How about i ring you, and get the oil and delivery for 40 on the dot, i get my car serviced and then tell everyone how fooking awesome Opieoils is?
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I may be able to do a deal, but I don't know what service pack you were looking at. Let me know and I'll see what I can do.

We're pretty stuck on courier charges and they are too high for NI, but we only charge what we have to pay. We're looking at setting up a new system using the Royal Mail, so I think NI would cost the same as mainland UK, but due to restrictions with oil and thing like octane boosters, it's taking quite a while to work out what we can and can't do.
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Yeh, agreed, everyone and their dog has kwak green. Went for a red J1, only 3-4 I've seen in the North. Friend used to have that colour scheme in the 7R:

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nice to be a bit different to the norm lol
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GSF Carparts,mainland based.
They also have a branch in N.I. They generally do 10% off over here on the mainland, so if a deal can't be struck with OpieOils, then maybe worth looking here if it's any good to you: GSF Car Parts - Belfast Branch Map

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I may be able to do a deal, but I don't know what service pack you were looking at. Let me know and I'll see what I can do.

We're pretty stuck on courier charges and they are too high for NI, but we only charge what we have to pay. We're looking at setting up a new system using the Royal Mail, so I think NI would cost the same as mainland UK, but due to restrictions with oil and thing like octane boosters, it's taking quite a while to work out what we can and can't do.
its the Fuchs 10w40 6litre kit with Oil filter. If ya can do anything for me give me a PM as i have a 41 Visa Voucher that expires soon so could really do with spending it
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WHOOO-HOOO! Oilman just struck me a very good deal guys and i am more than happy now!

Thank you very very much Tim

PS. Have you checked out DHL for doing your deliveries in my past job we used to use them for delivery alot of heavy equipment and where generally charged around 7/8 per parcel.
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Excellent, Well done to Opie Oils for pulling the stops out.
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am sure James will be back for more oil when he makes a horlicks of the change this time lol
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