Halfords. Castrol Magnatec 10-40.

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  1. trapperjohn

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    Just got an email in from Halfords.

    Castrol Magnatec 10-40 Semi Synth for petrol or diesel engines (it says)

    £17.50 for four ltrs. While stocks.

    Hmmm. Got an oil change coming up on my 124 300D 24v. Does this meet Mercedes spec? Does anyone know please?
     
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    Me too

    I have just looked on the Castrol site and mine would need 5w40 c3.
    This is one they don't do :(
     
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    YOU CAN BUY BETTER. There's not a lot of true " Synth" in Castrol "Semi-synth" altho Castrol had a lengthy fight in court to use the term at all. :eek: Fuchs or Millers or Shell Helix or Mobil semi-synthetics are all better bets imho
     
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    The MB commercial dealerships (can't remember what the car dealerships are using now, though) are using Fuchs. I spoke with someone at Mercedes Stockport (Car and light commercial dealership) and was told MB's association with Mobil 1, is finished.
     
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    Fuchs oil is sold by Unipart, both under the Fuchs AND Unipart brand names: same oil apparently. Purchased 5 litres of 10/40 Unipart semi-synthetic from my local distributors for £15 recently.
     
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