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    Castrol professional oil is it worth iti?

    Hi all,
    My 2018 Golf 1.5 petrol, blue motion, is up for service. When I booked in the salesman said that i could have "Castrol Professional" for an extra 28. "Gives better protection, more miles per gallon, flies you to the moon ya de ya..."

    Does anyone know the facts? What oil would i get otrherwise from a main VWdealer?

    Is it worth it?
    Z
    Last edited by ZeroZero; 14-05-19 at 10:23.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroZero View Post
    Hi all,
    My 2018 Golf 1.5 petrol, blue motion, is up for service. When I booked in the salesman said that i could have "Castrol Professional" for an extra 28. "Gives better protection, more miles per gallon, flies you to the moon ya de ya..."

    Does anyone know the facts? What oil would i get otrherwise from a main VWdealer?

    Is it worth it?
    Z

    5 litres of Castrol Professional 5w 30 which meets VW507.00 currently sells for 35 on amazon - simple take in your own oil
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    SO, go and buy it for 35 instead on 28? Does not make sense. I am asking if the oil they supply as "standard" (which is apparently not as good as the 'recommended' oil, is, and if there is a difference..
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroZero View Post
    SO, go and buy it for 35 instead on 28? Does not make sense. I am asking if the oil they supply as "standard" (which is apparently not as good as the 'recommended' oil, is, and if there is a difference..

    An extra 28 would infer in addition to their price - I stated 35 for 5 litres, not an additional 35 but a total amount of 35. It’s a no brainer - but then for you maybe it is?

    the only difference with professional is that it has a dye added during the blending process. This enables castrol to certify that the oil was changed at a workshop. This is now a mute point as professional is now available to the general public.
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    For clarity. I am talking about a service plan which I have already paid for, but they want me to spend an extra 28 on top of the price to get Castrol Professional Oil. FYI Castrol Pro is the "recommended" oil on the VW website, but apparently not what they supply by default for a service at CityGate main dealer.
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    Anyone know more about this oil? Does it save fuel?
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    It is called "up-selling", the new 0w/30's do provide a tiny reduction in fuel consumption but you would struggle to measure it.
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    As I thought crasher.... (like the sig) any hard facts or comparisons available?
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    What's their usual oil ?

    Definitely upselling , I've bought 5L of 504.00 507.00 for as little as 6 !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazwould View Post
    What's their usual oil ?
    I thought you guys could tell me. It's city gate in Watford up to these tricks. I would have thought the "recommended" oil, would be what is sued, but obviously not?
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