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    Tim
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  1. The best fluids for the brakes and clutch are the Castrol SRF, Motul RBF660 and Gulf RF1000. The Motul RBF600, Gulf RF800, Millers 300 Plus and Fuchs Pro Race are close to those, but don't have quite as high boiling points. In reality, they are overkill for road use though. The next step down (in performance terms), but still an upgrade over standard are the Motul DOT 5.1, Fuchs Maintain DOT 5.1, Millers 5.1, Pentosin Super DOT 4/Super DOT 4 Plus and Castrol React Performance. Any of the other DOT4 fluids we have are fine to use as a standard choice. http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-450-brake-fluid-clutch-fluid.aspx Cheers Tim
  2. oilman

    is200 advice

    What year is your car? Cheers Tim
  3. oilman

    is200 advice

    It's less likely to burn oil with the thicker grade, so I would think it's the valve seals. The oil will be under more pressure as it's thicker, so that can help it to get past seals. Cheers Tim
  4. oilman

    is200 advice

    What oil did you use for the service? Cheers Tim
  5. The Opie Oils Warehouse Clearance is here! It's simple, use voucher code WH15 to get 15% off anything and everything at www.opieoils.co.uk - Be quick, it won't be around for long! To give you an idea on the deals to be had, below you will find a list with links to some of our most popular oils and fluids - simply follow the link for further information and specifications: ENGINE OILS - Fuchs Titan Race Pro S 5w-40: 5 litres WAS £44.95 NOW £38.21 - Millers Oils Nanodrive CFS 5w-40 NT: 5 litres WAS £54.49 NOW £46.32 - Mobil 1 ESP 5w-30: 5 litres WAS £36.95 NOW £31.41 - Shell Helix Ultra 5w-40: 5 litres WAS £29.95 NOW £25.46 - Castrol Edge Titanium 5w-30 LL FST: 4 litres WAS £31.99 NOW £27.19 GEARBOX/DIFF OILS - Millers Oils CRX 75w-90 NT+: 1 litre WAS £17.95 NOW £15.26 - Motul Gear 300 75w-90: 1 litre WAS £14.95 NOW £12.71 - Fuchs Titan Sintofluid 75W-80: 1 litre WAS £9.95 NOW £8.46 - Castrol Syntrax Limited Slip 75w-140: 1 litre WAS £15.95 NOW £13.56 - Red Line MT90 75w-90 GL4: 1 quart WAS £18.95 NOW £16.11 BRAKE FLUIDS - Motul RBF 600: 500ml WAS £11.95 NOW £10.16 - Motul RBF 660: 500ml WAS £13.99 NOW £11.89 - Castrol DOT 4 Fully Synthetic Brake Fluid: 1 litre WAS £8.95 NOW £7.61 - Gulf Competition RF1000: 500ml WAS £11.95 NOW £10.16 Not just oils & fluids..... It's not just oils we sell, come take a look at the huge range of products now available at Opie Oils, you may be surprised! To make it easier to find everything we offer, we have recently re-designed our navigation bar in to the following headings: Oil, Car Parts, Bike Parts, Accessories & Styling, Maintenance, Travel & Touring, Roof Bars, Tools & Workplace, Brands and offers. If you should need any further information or advice on the correct items for your vehicle, give us a call on 01209 202 949 or drop us an email to sales@opieoils.co.uk and we will be happy to provide a free and impartial recommendation for you tailored to your particular vehicle, its level of modification and the use it is getting. Until next time! -Oilman
  6. Fair enough, it's a decent oil.
  7. The XTR with the members 10% off is about £16 from us.
  8. Thanks for the order. Cheers Tim
  9. Hi There's not many offers on 5w-30s at the moment, just a discount on the Mobil ESP, but you can use the code LOC for 10% off the website prices. The Fuchs GT1 Pro Flex is a really good oil for the money, unless you want to go for a top end performance oil, I would probably go for the Pro Flex. http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-69365-fuchs-titan-gt1-pro-flex-xtl-5w-30-fully-synthetic-engine-oil.aspx Cheers Tim
  10. Hi In the UK, it doesn't get cold enough to need a 0w, so you won't really notice any difference. Cheers Tim
  11. Hi I would use a 5w-30 oil http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-653-5w-30.aspx The best ones there are the Fuchs/Silkolene Pro S, Motul 300V, Mobil ESP, Castrol Edge, Shell Helix Ultra ECT, Millers XF, Fuchs GT1 and Red Line, but the Motul Eco-Energy, Mobil Super 3000, Shell Helix HX7 AF/AG and Fuchs XTR are good cheaper alternatives. Regards Tim
  12. Hi guys Opie Oils have a pair of tickets to Knockhill Racing Circuit up for grabs, so if you and a guest fancy spending the day watching the Scottish Championship Car Racing this Sunday, then you may be in luck! To be in with a chance of winning these tickets, all you have to do is drop us a PM titled SMRC 10TH. In the message, please include your full name, the name of your guest, your address, telephone number and email address - this will make sure that we can get in touch with you as quickly as possible after the winner has been selected. - Please only apply if you are able to attend on Sunday 10th Spetember, as it would be a shame for the tickets to go to waste - Should you be the lucky winner of these tickets, your guest and yourself will meet a member of the David Sleigh Race Team at the gates at 10:30AM on Sunday 10th September. They will then provide you with your passes and bring you accross to their race awning, skipping the waiting lines. Here, you can meet this awesome racing team, hang out for the day and have some lunch whilst watching one of the best events of the season. "Scottish Championship Car Racing organised by the SMRC, has a superb range of racing classes, a super-slick racing format with around 18 races to entertain you during an action-packed afternoon. Valuable Championship points will be up-for-grabs as the leading racers jostle for the top of the Championship standings, as we reach the penultimate round in the 2017 season. Traditionally, this is when championship challenges are made and expect to see the best racers in each class battle hard at the front of the grid for those all-important race wins" You can find full details of the event HERE, and David Sleigh Racings page HERE. Please feel free to drop us a line too if you need any further information, we're in the office Monday to Friday 8:30 - 5:30 on 01209 202 944 or via email on sales@opieoils.co.uk. As the event is for this weekend, get those messages in quick, the winner will be picked at random and contacted by Thursday 7th at the latest. Best of luck guys! Cheers, Oilman
  13. Hi guys Opie Oils have a pair of tickets to Knockhill Racing Circuit up for grabs, so if you and a guest fancy spending the day watching the Scottish Championship Car Racing this Sunday, then you may be in luck! To be in with a chance of winning these tickets, all you have to do is drop us a PM titled SMRC Reverse. In the message, please include your full name, the name of your guest, your address, telephone number and email address - this will make sure that we can get in touch with you as quickly as possible after the winner has been selected. - Please only apply if you are able to attend on Sunday 20th August, as it would be a shame for the tickets to go to waste - Should you be the lucky winner of these tickets, your guest and yourself will meet a member of the David Sleigh Race Team at the gates at 10:30AM on Sunday 20th August. They will then provide you with your passes and bring you accross to their race awning, skipping the waiting lines. Here, you can meet this awesome racing team, hang out for the day and have some lunch whilst watching one of the best events of the season. "Scottish Championship Car Racing organised by the SMRC, has a superb range of racing classes, a super-slick racing format with around 18 races to entertain you during an action-packed afternoon. Valuable Championship points will be up-for-grabs as the leading racers jostle for the top of the Championship standings, as we pass the half way mark in the season. Traditionally, this is when championship challenges are made and expect to see the best racers in each class battle hard at the front of the grid for those all-important race wins." You can find full details of the event HERE, and David Sleigh Racings page HERE. Please feel free to drop us a line too if you need any further information, we're in the office Monday to Friday 8:30 - 5:30 on 01209 202 944 or via email on sales@opieoils.co.uk. As the event is for this weekend, get those messages in quick, the winner will be picked at random and contacted by Friday 18th at the latest. Best of luck guys! Cheers, Oilman
  14. It's that time again, folks. Opie Oils are offering free shipping on orders over £40! This offer is running from 5pm Friday 11th August until midday on Monday 14th August, so you'll need to get those orders in ASAP. There is no code required, it will automatically apply the free shipping at the £40 threshold. This will leave you free to use your forum discount for 10% off your order! Unfortunately, we are unable to extend this free shipping offer to trade orders and it can only be used on orders to areas that the couriers class as Mainland UK. There are some great offers on top quality products at Opies at the moment, it's worth taking advantage of these while the shipping offer is on to get some real bargains. Below are links to some of our most popular products, simply click on them for all further details and specifications. - Fuchs Titan Race Pro S 5w-40 - Castrol Edge Titanium 5w-30 LL - Castrol Edge Supercar 10w-60 Titanium FST - Millers Oils Nanodrive CFS 5w-40 NT+ - Mobil 1 ESP 5w-30 - Mobil 1 FS 0w-40 - Shell Helix Ultra 5w-40 - Motul RBF 600 racing brake fluid - Motul Gear 300 75w-90 racing gearbox and diff oil With a huge range of products available, including an array of cleaning and detailing products, spark plugs, wiper blades, gearbox and diff oils and our classic car range - there will be something for everyone. Our newest additions to the range include ACF-50 Anti Corrosion products and Hella lighting solutions. As always, our expert advice is free, so you can get in touch with us Monday to Friday 8:30 - 5:30 on 01209 202 944, email us at sales@opieoils.co.uk or simply drop us a message on here. Until next time! -Oilman
  15. Hi guys Just a quick heads up to let you all know that our most recent brainchild is now live and kicking - Say hello to Opie Commercial Oils! We appreciate that not everyone here drives an 18 wheeler big rig, but our new website also covers an array of fluids for all vans, trucks and even buses, so if you need anything for the work van for example, then you may want to have a look below. Opie Commercial Oils offers more than 150 commercial vehicle oils and fluids from the likes of Texaco, Castrol, Shell, Mobil, and Millers Oils. A comprehensive range of engine oils, gearbox and differential oils, greases and coolants are all available for your servicing needs, delivered to your door at trade prices. Geared towards all aspects of commercial vehicles, from buses to lorries, and everything in between, we offer commercial products in commercial quantities at commercial prices. Perhaps you're a self-employed courier, electrician or plumber? Well, just give us a buzz next time your service is due and we're sure to have the product for you, and at great prices to boot. Below, you will find links to the different vehicle categories that we cater for: BUS AND COACH - Engine Oil - Gear Oil - Ancillaries TRUCK AND HGV - Engine Oil - Gear Oil - Ancillaries VAN AND LGV - Engine Oil - Gear Oil - Ancillaries If you know the spec that you're after, then you can simply hover over the "Shop By Specification" tab. This displays everything we have to offer in that certain spec, such as Iveco and Caterpillar, as well as all the usuals from ACEA and many more to cover vehicles from MAN, Scania and DAF to name a few. There's also free shipping on all orders over £250. Of course, if you're not sure of the exact product you need, or just require some advice on what would work best, then all you need to do is email us at sales@opieoils.co.uk with details of your vehicle and any special requirements and we would be happy to provide free and impartial advice. Alternatively, just give us a call on 01209 202942 and we'll get straight to it. Again, we appreciate that this may not be of interest to all of you guys, but just wanted to keep you in the loop about what we've been working on, and hopefully offer a product you may be after. Why not have a look around HERE. Until next time! Oilman