is this oil too cheap?

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  1. DIYspanner

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    Lukoil genesis special VN 5W-30 is listed on ebay for £57 if that's anything to go by?

    Its in the price range of Motul and Liqui Molly. I wouldn't pay that for 5L of oil but if that's what they're using at National and the total, inc labour is £47, a good deal I suppose.

    I'd be inclined to ask what brand of filter they're using.
     
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    Got a bit of an update. Turns out a neighbour used National and has the same oil in his car for quite a few thousand miles. As im about to pay out for a cambelt and all the trimmings I need the car to last, so perhaps not worth a risk. But as he hasn't noticed anything with his maybe the stuff is ok?

    Also its £47 for oil change and about a tenner more for intermediate service!
     
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    My choice for a cam belt kit would be Gates.
     
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    I could try and see whats on the neighbours tomorrow.
     
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    I think the on there now is Gates. Powergrip I think?? Been on for 5 years/ 45,000 miles
     
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    The Gates kits come with new tensioners and a water pump if needed - all excellent quality. Pop a new alternator belt on too.
    John :)
     
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    Continental for me
     
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    Gates are excellent belts.

    We fit genuine Ducati timing belts, from Italy. The Ducati branded belt is made by Gates in the UK, you couldn't make it up!.
     
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    I’ve done a couple of Monsters.....1200 and 900cc I think.
    Probably the shortest timing belt interval in the world! For sure, I don’t know what the fuss is about these bikes, truly horrible to ride and the 1200 shook itself to bits on the way to the MOT, losing a mirror and a pillion footrest :LOL:
    The 900 shook its oil filter loose on another ride, the oil spewed onto the back tyre which gave some entertainment :eek:
    John :)
     
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    Yep every 2 years on the belts, madness!.

    Just on with a 999 at work, a service is just about all the bike to bits!. 20191127_155146.jpg 20191128_091534.jpg
     
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    Ye gods, what a nightmare!
    The Monsters are the only Dukes I’ve ridden, my 1200 Honda VFR would have it screwed speed wise and for comfort.....at around the ton the Duke was all over the place.
    So, we now have a KTM 1100 (orange and blue thing) in with a wiring fault.....yank the bars to the right and the ignition comes on (no key) and often stalls in traffic, but if you put the prop stand down it starts to behave :confused: Great! Sounds like a new loom to me.
    Keith, Car Mechanics mag December issue is especially for you and the DSG gearbox.....maybe you should have written it!
    Regards
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    Unbelievable EddieM
    Are you sure you had not fallen into an alternative universe.... Did the door to the Quick-fit look like an old blue Victorian police box by any chance?
     
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    For such things, it's usual to bung the fitter a bluie.
     
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    I've done a few KTMs, the crimps inside the wiring loom a prone to corrode and cause all sorts of bother, lovely!.

    Had a Buell in today, service/ tyres and drivebelt, something a bit different!.

    20191206_115013.jpg
     
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