Engine Oil from Tesco

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  1. paohyean

    paohyean 5 Year | Silver

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    I was over at Tesco Puchong today when I saw them selling Shell Helix Ultra 5W-40 for only RM150..
    Is it worth it??
    Or is there something fishy with this oil??
    I'm almost scheduled for my service..
    So when I came across this I thought of asking all the sifus at ZTH first..
    Advices??
     
  2. ixeo

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    Those stock are direct from Europe, probably Tesco UK. Highly doubt an established company like them will sell fake oil. I bought 2 tubs from them, the Shell Helix Ultra
     
  3. paohyean

    paohyean 5 Year | Silver

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    In that case is it safe for use in Malaysia??
    Especially with our type of climate..
     
  4. Izso

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    The formulation is slightly different in European countries, but there's nothing wrong with using those formulations in your car here. My guess is the local one would be better though, but not by much.
     
  5. paohyean

    paohyean 5 Year | Silver

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    Thanks for the advices..
    Will think about it first before deciding..
    ;)
     
  6. 6UE5t

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    Should be fine. I've bought several times from Tesco when they're having such promotions. No difference than when you buy elsewhere.
     
  7. Dayline668

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    I will always stock up every time they do promotion, after using the 1st time i felt its better then what local selling, maybe due to premium base oil used, using my 7th tub already... best part is cheaper then what u can buy at local spare part shop, even they stock up from tesco...
     
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    I'm using Castro Magnatec bought from Tesco too, absolutely no issue. Maybe slightly different formulation but I couldn't feel any difference from the local one except the API classification SM while local is SN. Tesco does not sell fake nor imitation.
     
  9. spoon civic

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    can use..the choice is in your hand................
     
  10. kcng

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    i also purchased oils from tesco before...

    no issue so far
     
    #10 kcng, Oct 7, 2012
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  11. paohyean

    paohyean 5 Year | Silver

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    Thanks for all the feedbacks..
    Considering that so many here have been using it already..
    Looks like I can safely purchase one to use soon..
    Thanks a lot again to all..
    =D
     
  12. papagoines

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    assumed carrefour also the same?
     
  13. LesleyAprotto

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    Giant as well?:confused:
     
  14. bo093

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    Why not? They have a good name, they won't ruin their own name.
     
  15. DanzEterna

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    i always buy my castrol magnatec from TESCO rather than spare part shop.....
     
  16. vr2turbo

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    For Engine oil, it is not where it came from but what viscosity of the oil. For Malaysian hot weather, any 30 or 40 weight oil can be used, hence the Shell Helix Ultra 5w-40 can be use for our weather...
     
  17. EvolutionZ

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    i used to buy 20w-50 oil from Tesco for some of the old cars i have in yard, its ok and usable..no complaint so far..now i had a new supplier so switched to a local brand and happy with it.
     
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  18. DareDan

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    wah...good...one more place for me to shop for engine oil...:biggrin:
     
  19. vr2turbo

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    If shopping for engine oil in Tesco, wait for their promo. Can be their own Tesco brand oil or the others major brands. Those that they sell are Castrol Magnetec, Shell Helix HX5 and Tesco in Semi Synthetic blend, and Shell Helix Ultra, Mobil 1 and Castrol Edge in Full Synthetic....
     
  20. Dayline668

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    Now still got promo, i just stock up, so be quick b4 all sole out...
     

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