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





Millers Oils NANODRIVE EE Range Available at Opie Oils

Millers oils Nanodrive Low Friction Technology was first used in Motorsport gearbox and engine oils, allowing racers to release more power and torque by reducing frictional losses in the engine.

The same technology has allowed the design of energy efficient engine and gearbox oils for the everyday car. With the technology applied Millers Oils EE engine oils offer a potential 2.5% improvement in fuel economy, up to 50% reduction in wear and up to 60% reduction in friction.

Currently there are three Energy Efficient Engine Oils covering both petrol and diesel vehicles and one Transmission oil:


EE Long Life ECO 5w30

A fully sythetic fuel efficient engine oil suitable for the latest technology petrol and diesel engines. Suitable for use in the very latest Ford petrol and diesel engines meeting Euro iV/V emissions standards.

Compared to Millers Oils XF Longlife ECO 5w30
50% reduction in wear
47& reduction in friction

Specifications and Manufacturer Approvals
ACEA: A5 / B5-08

EE Longlife C3 5w30

Fully synthetic mid SAPS engine oil suitable for the latest technology petrol and diesel engines. Suitable for us in petrol and diesel engines meeting Euro IV/V emissions standards requiring ACEA C3 specification.

Compared to Miller Oils XF Longlife C3 5w30
14% reduction in wear
27% reduction in friction

Specifications and Manufacturer Approvals
ACEA: C3-08, A3 / B4-04

EE Semi Synthetic 10W40

Semi synthetic high perfromance engine oil with a higher than average synthetic content, formulated to meet the demanding requirements of today’s engines.

Compared to Millers Oils XSS 10W-40
42% reduction in wear
60% reduction in friction

Specifications and Manufacturer Approvals
ACEA: A3 / B4-08

EE Transmission 75w90

A fully synthetic transmission oil to provide maximum protection and fuel economy. For use in car and light van manual gearboxes and axcles where the ultimate performance gear oil is required.


– Less energy is lost within the gearbox, making the drivetrain more fuel efficient
– Wear on components is reduced, making the drivetrain components last longer and improving reliability

Specifications and Manufacturer Approvals
API: Gl-4, GL-5
ZF: TE-ML 02, TE-ML 05


Enter our February Competition for a chance to WIN a PS3 with GT6 and The Last Of Us

Last month’s competition to win a fantastic White Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 worth £275 was won by Antony Palourti. But don’t worry, this month we have a bealter of a February competition for you. Up for grabs for one lucky winner is a Playstation 3 with Gran Turismo 6 and The Last of us worth £240!

Opie Oils February Comp

Good luck to all that enter and don’t forget to bookmark our competition page, that way you can visit us every month and get your entry in.

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And the lucky winner was………..

John Grimes - The Lucky Winner

John Grimes

Congratulations John, enjoy!

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Opie Oils current & past television adverts

If you’re a fan of motorsport then you’ve probably already seen them, but if you haven’t here are the first couple of television adverts we have had running over the last few years. Below is MK1, our first attempt! This featured on Dave, Motors TV and Eurosport:

We are now on MK2, currently aired on Motors TV:

Keep an eye out for our advert as it’s often aired around events that have Opie Oils sponsors competing in!

Opie Oils proud to sponsor Camaro Drag Racing for second year running

The team at Opie Oils are happy to be sponsoring Camaro Drag Racing Super Pro ET team for the second consecutive year. It’s not just us who are pleased, checkout what Simon Gough from Camaro Drag Racing had to say about our partnership on

“This is our second year with support with Opie Oils and they have been a perfect partner in our racing. Their technical advice has been perfect so for all your engine oil, transmission oil, rear diff oil or cleaning fluids call them on 01209 202944. There are plenty of discounts for racers.”

We would like to wish Simon and the team the best of luck for 2014.

Camaro Drag Racing

Opie Oils sponsor Sam Gilbert round up of the South West Enduro Championship – Grogley Woods round

One of Opie Oils local sponsors Sam Gilbert was in action last Sunday for Round 1 of the South West Enduro Championships at Grogley Woods.  He managed 3rd in the Clubman E3 class on his Gas Gas EC300 2 stroke and provided us with this fantastic update:

It was a really hard event due to the conditions following the recent bad weather, and the fact it was soon after the excesses of the Christmas break.

The course was around 7 miles in length and was very technical, tight and steep in places. With no real open fast flowing bits to let you get your breath back. It took me 4 hours to complete my allocation of laps!Sam Gilbert

The soft boggy mud made it hard work at the start, but that soon gave way so the track became very ‘rutty’ and as the tree roots were exposed the grip levels decreased while the pounding by the bumps increased! The course did take its toll on the bike, as a slow speed off on the second lap saw another competitor ride over my bike and smash the rear mudguard off. This made the rest of the race surprisingly difficult as the mud piled up my seat and I struggled to grip the bike when needed. I also smashed part of the hand guards off on a tree, put several dents back in the exhaust, along with putting a hole in my new race trousers!

The weather did hold out on the whole and it was very rewarding just to finish. Especially after rebuilding the top end of the engine for the first time over the Christmas break, so there was always the worry of a mechanical failure at the back of my mind. That soon disappeared as the motor ran extremely smoothly.

The next round is on 23 February up on Exmoor, so plenty of time to repair the bike and get down the gym.

Good work Sam, we look forward to supporting you through 2014.

Low brain drifters doing what they do best

One of Opie Oils top sponsors – Fantastic video

…the sound is amazing!!