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Thanks again, been looking at the Amsoil site to work out which one I need.

I did notice the diesel additives too, Whatcar descibes these as Snake oil with no proven advantage. Can't find any tests online to prove either way. Might try one of the ones recommended in another post, I keep a track of my mileage/costs as I do so many so I should be able to notice a difference.
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Originally Posted by pyrogenius View Post
Cheers, will go and see how much that'll cost me.

Is it an easy diy job or is it a fairly cheap thing to ask a garage to do for you?
I've literally just returned from the garage after I needed a new sump plug and washer due to the previous owner being a complete idiot and using a spanner to do up the plug - wondered why my oil was leaking?

Anyhow, new plug, washer and complete oil and filter change cost me 30 which isn't bad. I would have done it myself but didn't feel safe getting under the car on unlevel road outside our house.

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Snake Oil Additives

Just found out why they're called snake oil - it apparently dates back to the old-west days in the USA when quack medicine sales guys sold so-called potions which were a complete con and scam. There are many good quality oils available today - go to a good reputable motor factors and they can advise you - last time I was able to buy excellent quality oil for 12-00 (5Litre pack). Additives such as the snake oil stuff your talkng about can actually damage the molecular structure of some oils and cause engine damage or excessive wear. Keep it simple - just use a good quality oil and don't forget to change the filter.
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