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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Volvo penta oil query

    Quote Originally Posted by MartynG View Post
    Possibly not.
    I like to use mineral oil with vds3 spec listed on the specification.
    Well, if you choose to ignore Volvo's advice, that is up to you.

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    Default Re: Volvo penta oil query

    Quote Originally Posted by rszemeti View Post
    Well, if you choose to ignore Volvo's advice, that is up to you.
    I'm not - that's the correct spec for my engine .

  3. #23
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    Default Re: Volvo penta oil query

    Quote Originally Posted by MartynG View Post
    I'm not - that's the correct spec for my engine .
    Volvo VDS4 and VDS4.5 are backwards compatible with the older VDS3 and Volvo recommend that you use the later specifications in preference to the older spec.

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    Default Re: Volvo penta oil query

    Quote Originally Posted by rszemeti View Post
    ......... with the older VDS3 and Volvo recommend that you use the later specifications in preference to the older spec.

    In that case why do Volvo Penta still supply engine oil labelled as 15w40 VDS 3 ?

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    Default Re: Volvo penta oil query

    I love these "oil" threads ..... even more than "anchors" or "Colregs".

    Richard

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    Default Re: Volvo penta oil query

    Quote Originally Posted by RichardS View Post
    I love these "oil" threads ..... even more than "anchors" or "Colregs".

    Richard
    Its surprising many dont even consider using the search facility all 3 above take up zillions of bytes

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    Default Re: Volvo penta oil query

    For good quality oils at very good prices use this website:
    https://www.lubetechshop.co.uk/

    At one place on the website it says there is a postage charge, but when you come to pay no postage is added and elsewhere on the site it says everything is carriage free.
    Also use code SAVE5 for an extra 5% off.

    I think I used this one:
    Taurus SHPD E7 15w/40. Diesel Engine Oil Volvo Approved ACEA E7 A3/B3, A3/B4, API CI-4/SL
    just under £50 for 20 litres delivered.

    There is a vast choice!
    Andrew

  8. #28
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    Default Re: Volvo penta oil query

    Quote Originally Posted by MartynG View Post
    In that case why do Volvo Penta still supply engine oil labelled as 15w40 VDS 3 ?
    Because they enjoy the extra profits selling low grade oil to gullible people?

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    Default Re: Volvo penta oil query

    Quote Originally Posted by rszemeti View Post
    Because they enjoy the extra profits selling low grade oil to gullible people?
    If you look at the catalogues of any major oil producer you will see that they produce a huge range, some first introduced many years ago. For example, it is not all that long since Shell discontinued API CA for one specific engine. If later versions are superior and totally interchangeable why would they continue to make them? There are no extra profits in small batches, just the opposite.
    Answers to some technical queries at new website http://coxeng.co.uk

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    Default Re: Volvo penta oil query

    Quote Originally Posted by rszemeti View Post
    Because they enjoy the extra profits selling low grade oil to gullible people?
    So you previous statement was meant to be a joke?

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