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Spotted this oil today and thought it was cheap at £9.95. Or is it?
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Until recently, I used to design crankcase oils for a living (Castrol GTX, Shell Helix Super, Total Quartz etc).
Gulf (the well knownUS multi-national oil company) died a death decades ago. However the Gulf brand is now owned by an Indian company called Hinduja. They used to blend a lot of their oils in the Middle-East. This looks like one of theirs.
Even for a bog standard SL/CF 10W-40, £8.99 is a very good price for a 4L can of oil. If this truly meets A3/B4 & MB 229.1 then it's even better value as such and oil would need to contain more expensive additive and more synthetic base stock to meet these needs. They question is does it? There's a lot of oils out there where what's written on the side of the can doesn't really bear scutiny. Sadly there's no way the average bloke in the street can tell unless you run a lot of tests.
* ACEA A3 / ACEA B4
* API SL / CF
* Mercedes MB 229.1
* VW 505 00
Apparently it is rated with the above but... having read this post elsewhere, it may not be what it says on the tin.