Cheap oil - Peter
I visited a local "Countrywide" store yesterday, they specialise in serving farmers and the horsey set.

They were selling Q8 oils very cheap.

Full synthetic 5/40 SL A3B3 £11.99
Semi Synthetic 10/40 SL A3B3 £8.99
Mineral 10/40 SL A3B3 £6.99

Is it any good? Does Q8 still exist?
Cheap oil - THe Growler
I don't think Kuwait Petroleum Corp is going away any time soon!
Cheap oil - eMBe {P}
.. I visited a local "Countrywide" store yesterday, ..>> Please tell me where?

.. They were selling Q8 oils very cheap.

Full synthetic 5/40 SL A3B3 £11.99
Semi Synthetic 10/40 SL A3B3 £8.99
Mineral 10/40 SL A3B3 £6.99 ...>>
Are all these prices for 4 litre packs?
..Is it any good? >>

I would quite happily use these in my cars.
www.q8oils.co.uk/prod_passoils.htm

According to www.q8oils.co.uk/mcycworld.htm
"Q8Oils have become the first lubricant manufacturer to obtain ACEA 2002, the latest industry credentials, against the following products:
Q8 Formula Super Advanced SAE 5W-40 - ACEA A3/B3/B4 2002
Q8 Formula Advanced SAE 10W-40 - ACEA A3/B3 2002
Q8 Formula Super SAE 15W-40 - ACEA A2/B2 2002
Q8 Formula F1 SAE 10W-50 - ACEA A3 2002
This accreditation once again demonstrates the quality of Kuwait Petroleum Export base oils, and follows the successful API SL programme in 2002, in which Q8OIls were the first European lubricant manufacturer to market with API SL standard.
"
Does Q8 still exist? >>

Yes, see www.q8oils.co.uk/aboutus.htm
Cheap oil - martint123
Sorry = 11.99/8.99/6.99 is that per liter, 4 ltr or 5 ltr pack. or is SL miss-typed 5L ??
Martin
Cheap oil - Peter
My mistake, the prices are for 4 litre containers.

The reason I asked about Q8 is because we had a few of their garages around Swindon but they seem to have been sold to other organisations.
Cheap oil - THe Growler
API SL is the most recent engine oil rating. Made with Group II base oils, so I'm told and the next generation of lubricants.
Cheap oil - kennybase
I've just got some Shell Helix Ultra 15W/40 (I think) from the Auchan store in France at a cost of £12 for 5L. Is that a good price for this oil?
Cheap oil - Aprilia
Q8 is fine.

Shell Helix Ultra is, I belive, a fully-synth., so £12 for 5 litre is a very good retail price by UK standards.
Cheap oil - John Shelton
In my local discount stores "other" branded 10w40 semi synthetic is avalible for £7.99 for 5 litres

 

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