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Old 06-05-18, 02:45 PM   #1
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So I know that Ineo 5w30 ECS is the recommended oil for 1.6hdi but what's the difference really?

I mean if I use another compatible oil what will happen? I assume it'd be fine, but what's the difference between the a compatible oil from a different company? eg, Castrol Magnatec Stop-Start 5W-30 C2..

Also, I was in my local auto parts shop last week and I asked if they had Ineo ECS, but they said "No, but we have Ineo MCM, which is our own type" What does this even mean?

Would that be fine too? I've never even heard of it..

I'll probably get the ECS when it's time to change, but I'm just curious..
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AFAIK 5W-30 C2 is the specification and you should only use oil (any oil) that meets that specification.

That's certainly what I've been doing -- although I have actually been using Total Quartz Ineo ECS recently.
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Most oil companies make oils compatible for the requirements of mainstream cars.
Any reputable motor factor should have suitable oil for your engine, albeit not necessarily the make recommended by the vehicle makers.

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AFAIK 5W-30 C2 is the specification and you should only use oil (any oil) that meets that specification.

That's certainly what I've been doing -- although I have actually been using Total Quartz Ineo ECS recently.
I've got a 5L of Ineo coming in the post soon, said I might as well check it out, see if I'll notice any difference.

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Most oil companies make oils compatible for the requirements of mainstream cars.
Any reputable motor factor should have suitable oil for your engine, albeit not necessarily the make recommended by the vehicle makers.

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Indeed. I'd trust stuff from the motor factors alright, in a pinch, I suppose. Maybe not the cheapest no-name stuff on eBay though! I don't know enough about the ins and outs of it to be taking a chance..
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C2 is the important bit of information, any cheap oil with that grading is what you need - viscosity rating is your choice but as mentioned 5W-30 is the standard. ebay is your friend!
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I would avoid ebay bargains for car parts, including oil.
If it's not up to the right standard, or (unfortunately far from unknown) fake, good luck getting redress.
The right oil for your engine will cost around £30-40, how much will you spend on fuel between services, to put it in perspective?.

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Hiya - go onto any motor factor website like OPIE oils.com ....enter your reg. number and it will show you the selection of popular oils for your vehicle...most well known ones are listed....
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I would avoid ebay bargains for car parts, including oil.
I'm not suggesting cheap knock offs from some unknown place, I usually get Shell options on my oil at a fraction the price shops/motor factors sell it for, it's just being efficient with how and where you buy from, oil is expensive - but doesn't have to be a rip off, that's all I was really getting at, I certainly wouldn't condone some of the cheap rubbish out there as you are right you don't know what you are actually getting.
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I would avoid ebay bargains for car parts, including oil.
If it's not up to the right standard, or (unfortunately far from unknown) fake, good luck getting redress.
The right oil for your engine will cost around £30-40, how much will you spend on fuel between services, to put it in perspective?.

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Yea, it would be a bit silly to save Ä10 by buying cheap oil alright, since I spend about Ä40-50 a week on diesel! My Ineo ECS arrived last week from MisterAuto, but they posted the oil filter separately and it still hasn't arrived! ffs..
I did throw in almost a litre of the Ineo though, since it was a bit low on oil. I'm thinking it'll soak up some crap in the engine while it's sloshing around in there for a few days.
The 4l (and a bit) should do me fine for the change.. 3.5l plus a bit for the filter if I remember correctly.

I cheaped-out last year alright, and bought a Ä10 abs sensor alright from ebay, it died on me within a year, probably 7-8 months. lol.
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