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      01-23-2009, 07:12 AM   #1
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Castrol Edge TD or SLX

Right, here we go....

Booked my car in for the 1st service and was quoted 88 if I was going to supply my own oil. I bought 8 litres of Castrol Edge Turbodiesel 0w-30, turned up at the dealers and confirmed I was supplying the oil.

Waited for it to be carried out and was told that the bill was 260. I said that it wasn't, as I was suppling the oil. Anyway, it turns out that they used their own oil, which is apparently Castrol SLX LL04 0w-30.

They told me that this was better than the Edge TD and that I had come out better off (and they kept the 8 litres of oil that I supplied).

Can't seems to find a great deal of info on SLX vs Edge TD - are they bullshitting me?
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Mate that sounda bang out..

You still want a reduction in price surely.. sounds like they charged you for there oil and kept yours.


Bet a techy takes it home with him...

FFS

The TD or SLX are ok.
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you should be able to find out some info on the Opie oils website if not give them a call as this sounds very suspect, I can't understand why they would keep the oil you supplied ?!
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you should be able to find out some info on the Opie oils website if not give them a call as this sounds very suspect, I can't understand why they would keep the oil you supplied ?!
They haven't charged me for any oil - if they have given me a better oil, then I'm happy. If it is inferior to the Edge TD, I'll be demanding another change.

Total cost of 1st service was:
21 standard scope
31.50 oil service
9 waste disposal
25.62 filter

Total with VAT 88.69, which I was quoted when I booked in
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well that adds up to 175.81 not 260.

Also the TD is better for the diesel SLX for the petrol.

If you want to be fussy, but there more or less the same.
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Not sure if this helps, only going on what I have been told.

I am about to do the same and supply my own oil for service on a 335d. I went to purchase the SLX and was told that Castrol have stopped making it and Edge is their replacement. (Both 0w-30, both for Diesel, both recommended for BMW, both fully synthetic)

Incidently, where did you get the oil from? I am being quoted the same price (85 ish) for oil service if i supply the oil (230ish) if not. The oil cost me 90 - not a great deal in it, but worth the saving, I guess.
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They haven't charged me for any oil - if they have given me a better oil, then I'm happy. If it is inferior to the Edge TD, I'll be demanding another change.

Total cost of 1st service was:
21 standard scope
31.50 oil service
9 waste disposal
25.62 filter

Total with VAT 88.69, which I was quoted when I booked in
Typo - filter was 15.62
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Not sure if this helps, only going on what I have been told.

I am about to do the same and supply my own oil for service on a 335d. I went to purchase the SLX and was told that Castrol have stopped making it and Edge is their replacement. (Both 0w-30, both for Diesel, both recommended for BMW, both fully synthetic)

Incidently, where did you get the oil from? I am being quoted the same price (85 ish) for oil service if i supply the oil (230ish) if not. The oil cost me 90 - not a great deal in it, but worth the saving, I guess.
Got a friend of a friend who works for Halfords - 80 for 8 litres (plus two free screwdriver/torx sets as they're on special at the moment).

You're still saving 55 (which you already know!)if you purchase the oil yourself, so worth def worth doing it. Plus you may get some spare tools!
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Got a friend of a friend who works for Halfords - 80 for 8 litres (plus two free screwdriver/torx sets as they're on special at the moment).

You're still saving 55 (which you already know!)if you purchase the oil yourself, so worth def worth doing it. Plus you may get some spare tools!
Yes, indeed, worth the saving. Unfortuantely I purchased the oil last weekend from Halfords and it wasnt on deal so 45 / 4l and no free screwdriver! - Nevermind, will be intresting to see what BMW say when I take it in on Tuesday.

Which dealer do you use? Copper Cobham?
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Yes, indeed, worth the saving. Unfortuantely I purchased the oil last weekend from Halfords and it wasnt on deal so 45 / 4l and no free screwdriver! - Nevermind, will be intresting to see what BMW say when I take it in on Tuesday.

Which dealer do you use? Copper Cobham?
Yup, Cobham.

This is the set (well, sets) I got:

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My mate works for a big oil manufacturer testing oils at various temperatures.

He made some enquiries and replied 'they are both the same oil. SLX longlife 04 is what is supplied to the dealerships, and is what they are told to use. Edge TD is what is sold retail. same stuff.'

So, not better, but no worse.
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Sounds like a load of ol cobblers to me.

Ive just done the same, i took in 8 litres of castrol edge td 0w30 and no qestions asked, and i have 2.5 litres left for top ups.

As long as it has ll04 on the oil can they cant refuse it. I think they forgot about your oil, put their own in then realised, and wanted yours as a replacement.
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Sounds like a load of ol cobblers to me.

Ive just done the same, i took in 8 litres of castrol edge td 0w30 and no qestions asked, and i have 2.5 litres left for top ups.

As long as it has ll04 on the oil can they cant refuse it. I think they forgot about your oil, put their own in then realised, and wanted yours as a replacement.
I think you're absolutely right - they forgot
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Casstrol Edge TD vs SLX update

Though I'd pose the question to BMW, in response:

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Thank you for contacting BMW Customer Information.

We recommend Castrol oils for our vehicle range, as this is the brand we use at factory production and is tried and tested in our product range.

For your 335d, we recommend Castrol Edge Turbo Diesel, 0W-30.

Please do contact me should you have any further questions.

Yours sincerely

BMW Group UK
Christian Gorton
Customer Information Advisor
Ellesfield Avenue
Bracknell RG12 8TA
Tel: 0800 325600
Fax: 0870 5050 206
Email: customer.information@bmw.co.uk
Website: www.bmw.co.uk
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So, if you're supplying your own oil for a 335d, make sure it's Castrol Edge TD 0W-30 and make sure the dealer doesn't substitute it for something else. I feel a strong letter coming on.

And the dealer forgot to stamp my service book.
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I have bought some Mobil 1 Fully Synthetic 0W-40W, got 5 litres for the price of 4 at a Uniparts motor factors because there was no numbers for the 5 litre so he charged me for 4. Now I just need another 4 litres. I hope this stuff is ok?
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I have bought some Mobil 1 Fully Synthetic 0W-40W, got 5 litres for the price of 4 at a Uniparts motor factors because there was no numbers for the 5 litre so he charged me for 4. Now I just need another 4 litres. I hope this stuff is ok?
Your oil cap has Castrol stamped on it, the Castrol website recommends Edge TD 0W-30, as do BMW.

I'd stick with Castrol!
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I bought 3 x 4L of the Edge oil for my first service, and I got 3 screwdriver sets They are good.

Mine will go in for an oil change at 10,000 miles - ODC still says 20,000 to go and I have done nearly 4,000 now.
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Not sure if its the case here, but on the integra the mobil 1 was deemed to thin and we were told not to use it.
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On the Mobil 1 container is says it is suitable for BMW
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On the Mobil 1 container is says it is suitable for BMW
Does it stipulate for which model/engile? Is it LL01 or LL04?
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Has to be LL04 for the newer bmw's i think.
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Does it stipulate for which model/engile? Is it LL01 or LL04?
It says BMW Long Life 01 so suppose it ain't suitable.......
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