GUNK Cleaners & Degreasers now available at Opie Oils

Great news, Opie Oils have added GUNK to our ever growing list of top quality brands (now over 45!!).  Below is the list of Gunk products stocked, take a look it’s great stuff!

Gunk brushonGunk Engine Degreasant

This powerful and effective cleaner has been specially formulated for the removal of grime, grease and stains. Can be used on a wide range of applications including car engines, motorcycle engines, boat engines and garden machinery. Available as a brush on product in 500ml, 1 litre, 5 litre and 25 litre sizes, it is also available as a 500ml spray aerosol and 500ml foam aerosol.


gunkultraGunk Ultra Engine Degreaser

Ultra features the latest technology in cleaning & degreasing and is a powerful water based product. It has been specially formulated for the removal of grime, grease and stains on a wide range of applications: engines, engine parts, machine parts, automotive parts, boat engines, bicycles and a wide range of industrial and agricultural applications.


Gunk Natural Green Gunk Green Degreasant

Gunk Green is a powerful non-hazardous water soluble bio-degradable degreasant. This cleaner effectively removes grime, grease and stains from various surfaces including: engines, engine parts, machine parts, automotive parts, boat engines, bicycles, metal alloys.



Gunk Driveway - Concrete CleanerGunk Driveway – Concrete Cleaner (Coming Soon) NOW AVAILABLE

Gunk Driveway – Concrete Cleaner removes oil stains from driveways, garage floors, paths and patios, it can also be diluted for use on tarmac.



The well-known name of Gunk has been the industry leader and trusted name in cleaning and degreasing for more the 50 years. If you have any questions about any of the Gunk products then give us a call on 01209 202949 Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5.30pm or send an email to

– Opie Oils

Local sponsor Sam Gilbert Race Report of Round 2 Xmoor Enduro Club’s ‘Brass Monkeys’

Local sponsor Sam Gilbert was in action in Round 2 of the South West Enduro Championship at Exmoor over the weekend. Due to a “school boy” error Sam was unable to finish, below is his race report, enjoy!

“It was a 5.30am start from Cornwall to get up on Exmoor in time, and the conditions were truly awful! Driving rain making the conditions really muddy! The first challenge was getting into the parking area, the organiser laid on a tractor to tow people in, it was that bad!

Xmoor Enduro Club had set a really challenging 10 mile long track, my start time was 10.21 am and my finish time was not due until nearly 4pm! Which, had the weather been nice, would have been one of the most amazing races ever! But in the conditions it was a nightmare. The open fields sections that normally give you a chance of a breather quickly turned into mud slicks, and ended up being harder to ride than the technical woodland sections. I was however doing all right, and the bike was running sweet thanks to the new products I was trying: The Motul Transoil gearbox oil and the Motul 800 2T 2stroke oil, which I would definitely recommend.  I then made the school boy error of thinking I had enough petrol in the tank at the end of my second lap and I ran out just over half way round the 3rd lap. I did manage to flag down a farmer in his pick-up, who kindly gave me a lift back to the pits to get my fuel can, but by the time I got back to the bike I had lost over 50 minutes on my allocated lap times, and so If I had continued to the end and done my full allocation of laps, it would have been dark, so bearing in mind the conditions, it wasn’t a hard choice at the time to retire, and I’ve been kicking myself since!

The only silver lining was that no one else in my class finished, in fact only 36 out of 200 starters managed it to the end, which gives you an idea of how tough it was! So I’m still sitting 3rd in the championship heading into round 3 on 13 April at Largin (near Bodmin).”

Thanks for the update Sam, hope you have better luck in round 3!

Opie Oils

CORTECO Sump Plug & Washer kits now available at Opie Oils

Opie Oils are pleased to announce that they now stock the comprehensive range of Corteco Sump Plugs & Washer kits.

We have 36 references available, these cover a wide range of popular vehicle manufacturers:

Alfa Romeo, Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Citroen, Fiat, Ford, Lancia, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Renault, Seat, Skoda, Suzuki, Toyota, Vauxhall, Volkswagen and Volvo.

Corteco part finder

To achieve a good lasting seal it is recommended to replace not only the washer, but also the oil drain plug. Corteco’s sump plug kits offer the solution by providing the correct sump plug and matching washer, pre-packed together for your convenience.

If you have any questions regarding the Corteco kits then we are here to help, you can call us on 01209 202949 Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5.30pm or drop us an email at

Opie Oils

New Product – Millers Oils VSPe Power Plus MULTISHOT

Our friends at Millers Oils have extended their VSPe range by releasing VSPe Power Plus Multishot, an “ALL IN ONE” petrol fuel treatment that provides ethanol protection, lead replacement and octane improvement.

VSPe Power Plus Multishot is recommend for us in all classic engines previously requiring leaded fuel which are now running on unleaded fuel. One 500ml bottle treats 500 litres, dilution 1ml per litre. One full measure (50ml) using the multi-shot bottle treats one 50 ltr tank of petrol.

User benefits:

  • Endorsed by the FBHVC (Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs) A Rating
  • Octane enhancement of up to 2 octane numbers (20 points) dependent on fuel quality
  • Prevents detonation, hot spots & over run
  • Combats the adverse effects of ethanol in fuel up to E10
  • Carburettor anti-icing formula
  • Contains anti oxidant to improve fuel life

The fantastic range of Millers Oils VSPe fuel treatments can be found at Opie Oils. If you have any questions then we are here to help, you can call us on 01209 202949 Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5.30pm or drop us an email at

– Opie Oils

Opie Oils Sponsor Ben Harrisons Race Report of Round 1 & 2 at Brands Hatch

Opie Oils sponsored rider Ben Harrison had a fantastic start to his 2014 season, securing a 2nd and 1st in Formula 400 and his first ever win in the 500 Newcomer race/Minitwin Newcomer at Brands Hatch.

This is Ben’s race report of the weekend, enjoy!

Heading into the first round of the championship I had mixed feelings, my last experience at brands had not been a pleasant one at all and during preparation for this year’s race quite a few bike issues became apparent in the week leading up to the race.

But, these things had to be put out of my mind and I needed to focus on the racing ahead.  Saturday came around very quickly, the bike passed scrutineering and noise test with no issues, next was morning practice. I went out worrying whether I was going to have clutch slip issues that had plagued me all of last season, luckily the clutch was perfect so I was able to focus on getting into a rhythm and finding some speed around the track.


Formula 400 qualifier:

I started the race from 7th on the grid, front of the third row. Immediately the bike felt great and I was able to push from very early on and pick of riders ahead of me, I took the lead on lap 3 and stayed in front winning the race and setting the fastest lap. This put me in pole position for the Formula 400 final.

Formula 400 final:

I got a great start and started to get into a rhythm, but a few laps in I lost track of what gear I was in and lost concentration, this put me back to third where I had a 3 bike battle for the lead, eventually coming out in 2nd place, setting the fastest lap of the race and gaining my first ever trophy.

500 Newcomer race/Minitwin Newcomer:

Coming out of the last two races I had a lot of confidence in my speed and my bike, I started 8th on the grid making a good start, I lead my class into the first corner with only minitwins ahead. (Two classes are racing in one race and have separate results).

Knowing I had good pace I tried to get my head down and put a gap between me and Dan #95 on his VFR, while trying to put a gap in I got stuck behind one of the minitwins which unfortunately had slow mid corner speed but was faster down the straights, it took a good 3 laps of battling to eventually pass round the outside into the first corner.

From there I put my head down and tried to catch the minitwins ahead to give me something to aim for and hopefully pull a gap on Dan behind me. It worked and I got my first win and set the fastest lap of the race again.



Morning practice went very well, I was able to still run the same pace as I had done in Saturdays newcomer race, this gave me a lot of confidence in myself and the bike that I could challenge for the win again.

Formula 400 qualifier:

Unfortunately something had worked itself loose in the practice and only became apparent when tried to start the bike to warm it up. Missing this race meant I was down on track time and had to start the final from 7th, front of the third row.

Formula 400 final:

Due to not starting in the qualifier I was on the back foot in the final race. But I knew I had the pace to run at the front so it was a case of getting a good start and getting my head down. I got the best start I had all weekend and from 7th I was 2nd into the first corner. By the third corner I had gotten the lead and got my head down and tried my best to break away.

I ended up winning my first Formula 400 race and my second win of the day; I set the fastest lap of the race again ending up 10.93 seconds ahead of 2nd place.

The Team at Opie Oils would like to say a massive thank you to Ben for the Race Report and congratulate him on his fantastic start of the season, keep up the good work and good luck for the rest of the season.

Opie Oils

FREE online guides – Know your TRAFFIC SIGNS & The Highway code

Whether you know someone who is learning to drive or just need to refresh your knowledge of the road, you will be pleased to know that we found a couple of FREE online guides:

Know Your Traffic Signs – This guide is for new and experienced road users. It illustrates and explains all the important traffic signs, signals and road markings for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.

The Highway Code – The official guide to using the roads safely and legally for all road users – drivers, motorcyclists, cyclists, horse riders and pedestrians.

Hope you find them handy!

Castrol Classics now available at Opie Oils

Castrol Classic Oils now available at Opie Oils

Good news, the fantastic range of Castrol Classic Oils are now available at Opie Oils. This includes Engine Oils, Gear Oils, Ancillaries, Clothing, Collectibles and Regalia.

We would like to introduce the range of products available, so lets start with the Castrol Classic Engine Oils.

Castrol Classic XL 20W-50 All Round Performance Multigrade Engine Oil

Ideal for pre 1980 modern classic cars, the XL 20W-50 is a conventional multigrade engine oil offering good all round performance. Formulated with high quality mineral oils and selected additives Castrol Classic XL 20W-50 offers excellent oil consumption and a high level of engine wear protection.

Castrol Classic XL30 High Quality Monograde Engine Oil

Castrol Classic XL 30 is a high quality monograde engine oil for pre-1950 veteran, vintage and classic cars. XL 30 offers excellent cold temperature starting and improved oil pressure at high operating temperatures. It can also be used in most types of manually operated gearboxes that are found fitted to vintage and classic cars.

Castrol Classic XXL40 High Quality Monograde Engine Oil

A high quality monograde engine oil recommended for single and multi-cylinder engines under both road and competition conditions. Castrol XXL40 is also recommended for many single and multi-cylinder pre-1970 classic motorcycles for engine and gearbox lubrication.

Castrol Classic XXL40 must not be mixed with Castrol R30 or R40 or with any other synthetic castor or synthetic based oils.

Castrol Classic GP50 Low Detergent SAE 50 Monograde Engine Oil

Castrol Classic GP50 is, broadly speaking, for pre-1950 performance cars and pre-1970 motorcycles. A traditional, low detergent SAE 50 monograde engine oil, which offers excellent high temperature performance, excellent noise suppression and a very high level of engine wear protection.

Castrol Running-In Oil Number 2 for New and Reconditioned Engines

Castrol Running-In Oil Number 2 is for the controlled running in of new and reconditioned engines. Use as an initial fill for a reconditioned engine for running in and as a second fill oil for new engines for up to 1200 miles. We suggest that you always refer to an expert for the exact running in procedure for your engine. If you would like to discuss this with us then please give us a call on 01209 202949.

As well as the Engine Oils, Castrol also offer a number of veteran, vintage and classic gear oils. This includes Castrol Classic TQF designed to meet Ford Specification ESW-M2C-33G, Castrol Classic ST90, Castrol Classic D140, Castrol Classic Hipress EP140 and Castrol Classic EP90.

With such an historic brand comes a range of Clothing, Collectibles and Regalia. Whether it’s a Castrol Classic Enameled Tin Mug a Castrol Classic Pouring Jug or some Castrol Classic clothing you can find all this at Opie Oils!

Osram and Philips Bulbs now available at Opie Oils

We’ve picked the best automotive light bulbs and headlamps bulbs for our range here at Opie. All bulbs sold represent an upgrade from standard bulbs; either in terms of brightness, bulb life or styling. We do not sell the cheapest halogen bulbs available, but these upgrades really make a difference to how you will see the road at night.

Philips BlueVision Ultra
BlueVision ultra headlights are for drivers seeking to personalise their vehicles. With BlueVision ultra, drivers enjoy a blue xenon effect thanks to its unique Gradient Coating™ technology, unmatched in a fully homologated road-legal lamp

Philips Diamond Vision
Philips Diamond Vision headlight bulbs are the closest you will get to the Xenon HID look with a 5000k white light for ultimate styling, but not with the equivalent brightness. If its brightness you want, then go for the the Philips X-TremeVision bulbs.

Philips Longlife EcoVision
Tired of changing your headlight bulbs all the time? With 4x lifetime of a standard car bulb, Philips LongLife EcoVision is the choice for drivers seeking to minimise maintenance on their vehicles.

Philips VisionPlus
Philips VisionPlus headlight bulbs produce 60% more light, which allows drivers to see farther for greater safety and comfort. Offering high performance and excellent value, VisionPlus is the right choice for today’s demanding drivers.

Philips X-Treme Vision
Philips X-tremeVision headlight bulbs offer up to 100% more light with a light beam up to 35 metres longer than a standard lamp. X-tremeVision is engineered with state-of-the-art technology for ultimate bright light.

Philips Silver Vision
Philips Silver Vision indicator bulbs are a neat styling solution when using clear indicator covers – the silver indicator blends in with your reflector but flashes amber, ideal for show cars and anyone who cares about the exterior details of their car.

Osram Night Breaker Unlimited
Osram Night Breaker Unlimited bulbs give you up to 110% more light on the road and up to 40m longer beam. Night Breaker Unlimted bulbs come with a lightblue ring coating for less reflected glare More efficient light production.

Osram Cool Blue Intense
Osram Cool Blue Intense bulbs give up to 20% more light compared to standard halogen bulbs and have a blue / white light for a Xenon effect.

Osram Diadem Chrome
Osram Diadem Chrome bulbs are ideal for all indicator lights with clear covers and are only amber when operating, at other times almost invisible.

OSRAM LEDriving C5W are a long lasting interior bulb with a lifetime of up to 5,000 hours and a 5 year guarantee. The ideal interior LED bulb that spreads light evenly