Good find, but doesn't have enough for an oil change with a new filter and it is another tenner for an extra litre, pisses me off Castrol do this, so I don't buy their oils.At the moment Magnatec 10/40 semi synthetic is £17.04 for 4 litres on Amazon
Also £21.50 on Ebay
You probably won't buy any brand cheaper so why not use what is accepted as the best oil for the VVC variant and use it in all.
I agree, but this happens with a lot of OP's. Makes a mockery of the forum and doesn't show respect to those who give advice! Regards. D4KGP.Perhaps we are talking amongst ourselves -? , since the OP seems to have gone to ground, and no comment on the advice given.
Rover introduced the VVC engine in 1995 so I would assume the development of the engine would have taken place a good while prior to its introduction. Castrol introduced Magnatec to the world in 1996 and I'd assume would have been developing it for sometime prior to its introduction. taking into account when Rover first introduced the VVC engine to the public and when Castrol intorduced Magnatec to the public, I'd say its unlikely the ECU on the VVC engine was calibrated to Magnatec. I may be wrong but happy to be correctedBUT there are large numbers who are totally convinced that the ECU on the VVC engine (which I have) was calibrated to Magnatec semi synthetic oil. Equally a number of VVC engine owners are convinced that the valve train stays quieter for longer.
You can mix magnatec with other oils without issues and with the age of the f's and TF's you'd probably not notice any difference if you didGood find, but doesn't have enough for an oil change with a new filter and it is another tenner for an extra litre, pisses me off Castrol do this, so I don't buy their oils.
Again some great debate and advice, which will hopefully help others, so that’s very positive. OP‘s opening question ‘any cheap offers anywhere….’ has sort of been answered, but I think his priority may revolve around price-is-king. Irrespective, he has gone to ground in terms of any acknowledgement or ‘like’, or thanks, despite returning to view most of the posts.
Perhaps it just (old-fashioned?) me, bit are we all wasting our time and experience? In my book yes, so I wouldn’t be adding anything further on this particular post.