Fanfaro oils? Any experience?

Fanfaro oils? Any experience?

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DuraAce

Original Poster:

3,642 posts

127 months

Tuesday 16th August 2016
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http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Audi-VW-Quantum-LONGLIFE-3...

Any good do we reckon? Can't say I've heard of them but the price looks good.

E-bmw

6,199 posts

119 months

Tuesday 16th August 2016
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ASDA oil probably has the same spec, would you use that?

Me neither.

E-bmw

6,199 posts

119 months

Tuesday 16th August 2016
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Triple-QX-SynPlus-5W30-F...

Similar price for a known brand over here.

PositronicRay

21,939 posts

150 months

Tuesday 16th August 2016
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E-bmw said:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Triple-QX-SynPlus-5W30-F...

Similar price for a known brand over here.
Interesting, I thought Triple QX was a ECP/CP4L brand, I had no idea other sellers stocked it.

E-bmw

6,199 posts

119 months

Tuesday 16th August 2016
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PositronicRay said:
E-bmw said:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Triple-QX-SynPlus-5W30-F...

Similar price for a known brand over here.
Interesting, I thought Triple QX was a ECP/CP4L brand, I had no idea other sellers stocked it.
Obviously, you are correct, but it is certainly not exclusively theirs.

It is a brand I personally have used for years on VX/BM without any issues, it conforms to most LL specs for lots of manufacturers.

DuraAce

Original Poster:

3,642 posts

127 months

Wednesday 17th August 2016
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Gone with the QX. 20 litres for less than 60 quid delivered is a good deal I think.

Mr2Mike

20,143 posts

222 months

Wednesday 17th August 2016
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E-bmw said:
ASDA oil probably has the same spec, would you use that?
If it was the correct specification then yes I would. ASDA oil is not manufactured by ASDA...

E-bmw

6,199 posts

119 months

Wednesday 17th August 2016
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You may be surprised to hear that I did know that!

Lots of companies sell stuff (including oil) made by others.

DuraAce

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3,642 posts

127 months

Thursday 18th August 2016
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DuraAce said:
Gone with the QX. 20 litres for less than 60 quid delivered is a good deal I think.
Just been delivered. Quality service there. Oil +filter to do over the weekend.

DuraAce

Original Poster:

3,642 posts

127 months

Thursday 18th August 2016
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DuraAce said:
Gone with the QX. 20 litres for less than 60 quid delivered is a good deal I think.
Just been delivered. Quality service there. Oil +filter to do over the weekend.

dirky dirk

2,309 posts

137 months

Friday 7th June 2019
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I’ve just bought 10l for£28
I’m going to chuck it in my wives qashqai and daughters 107. Both done around 87000.
I’ve always used dear oil but I’m going to give this a shot now

sgtBerbatov

2,597 posts

48 months

Friday 7th June 2019
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Mr2Mike said:
E-bmw said:
ASDA oil probably has the same spec, would you use that?
If it was the correct specification then yes I would. ASDA oil is not manufactured by ASDA...
Yeah but ASDA don't make their own petrol and it's supposed to be the correct specification, yet cars run worse with it and it doesn't last half as long as the more expensive petrols.

dirky dirk

2,309 posts

137 months

Sunday 9th June 2019
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Well it’s in.
And then it came out,


I put the oil filter on nice and tight filled it up.
Started it, oil light went off and came on again,
Stopped it and was greater by oil pissing out of the side of the filter,
The rubber seal seems to have popped out.
Oil all over the garage.
And a lot of it.
So I managed to put the old filter back on and fill it up again,
Jet washed it all off,
It’s going in for a cv joint and track rod end tomorrow anyway,
So I think I will get an oil change as well, as I don’t feel confident with an old filter

Chris32345

1,582 posts

29 months

Sunday 9th June 2019
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sgtBerbatov said:
Yeah but ASDA don't make their own petrol and it's supposed to be the correct specification, yet cars run worse with it and it doesn't last half as long as the more expensive petrols.
But they do and most get identical mpg with it

GSX

87 posts

185 months

Saturday 31st October 2020
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Yes i know it's over a year old

And yes you're right ie most go for the cheapest as probably most the same kind of trips and we all want to save a bit as we're sick of getting ripped off!

Waltslk

1 posts

4 months

Sunday 14th March
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I have read all the reviews on engine oil. From what l get from them is everyone has their own preference. As long as the spec is right for your car it should be ok. The same with petrol l use Asda petrol in my MB slk no problem. And diesel in my C5 tourer no problem. So look at the spec if its OK go with it.

VaporTrail666

4 posts

19 months

Friday 11th June
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I used the Fanfaro 75-w manual transmission oil on a 2016 Ford Fiesta Mark 7 when 2nd gear became slightly sticky at 70k miles: saving 60% vs Ford recommended oil. After 200 miles journey, gears 1-2-3 became sticky almost undriveable. I switched to Castrol maxaxle 75w FE then the gears were all silly smooth like driving s new car.
The fanfaro oil has the correct Ford spec licence certificate something has seriously gone wrong in this process.
I'm now wary of even using fanfaro engine oil in case it too breaks down on long journeys.