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Halfords Engine Oil Time Again

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Halfords Engine Oil Time Again

Postby drumtochty » Thu Jul 23, 2015 4:19 pm

Until Sunday August 2nd Halfords have their usual summer offer of 4 ltrs of engine oil for £12.

The 5W/40 or 10W/40 is great for a Mk1 but the 5W maybe a bit better if your tappets are noisy at startup but either will do the job.

The 5W/30 for Ford is good for the Mk2 and the Mk3 but the Mk3 needs 4.5 litres and small bottles are about £10 each.

Therefore not a great deal for a Mk3 unless you have a fleet and can use a few pots across the fleet.

There tend to be other offers on 5 ltrs of 5W/30 from other places that would be more suitable if a Mk3 is your only car.
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Re: Halfords Engine Oil Time Again

Postby Lazza » Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:08 am

I wouldn't use 5W/30 in a Mk2. It's basically the same engine as Mk1. 5W/40 or 10W/40 (or 0W/40 :wink:) are all good. 5W/30 would be too thin.
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Re: Halfords Engine Oil Time Again

Postby Mazda Mender » Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:11 am

Semi or full?
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Re: Halfords Engine Oil Time Again

Postby Lazza » Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:30 am

:violence-duel:
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Re: Halfords Engine Oil Time Again

Postby Mazda Mender » Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:23 pm

Lazza wrote::violence-duel:


:laughing-rolling: :obscene-buttsway:
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Re: Halfords Engine Oil Time Again

Postby drumtochty » Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:36 pm

The 10W/40 is semi..

The others are fully synthetic but at these prices they are more like more semi than the semi but no where near fully synthetic
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Re: Halfords Engine Oil Time Again

Postby drumtochty » Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:47 pm

Lazza wrote:I wouldn't use 5W/30 in a Mk2. It's basically the same engine as Mk1. 5W/40 or 10W/40 (or 0W/40 :wink:) are all good. 5W/30 would be too thin.


I'm one of those guys who likes to measure the difference, not saying I'm right or wrong just a different thought process.

I have examined lots of used oil analysis reports from the MX5 and can find no greater amount of wear metals in the used oil samples in the cars using a 30 grade oil compared to the UOA of those cars with the 40 grade oils.

Just my take on it.

Some Mk1's do not have a standard oil cooler and in that case a hotter engine tends to like a thicker oil, that's why I always use a 40 grade oil in then although I was told most of the cars from 1994 may have an oil cooler.

Wayne prefers a 1OW/40 in the Mk2 and to be honest if that's what is in the oil stach when I have a Mk2 on the lift, I would not go out and get some more 5W/30, I would just use the 40 grade oil.

Again not saying who is right or wrong.
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Re: Halfords Engine Oil Time Again

Postby flea » Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:50 pm

I picked up 4x4Ltrs today. 10x40 semi 12 squid each :handgestures-thumbup:
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Re: Halfords Engine Oil Time Again

Postby Mazda Mender » Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:10 pm

Semi in the Mk 1 1.6 and 1.8, semi in the Mk 2 1.6 and 1.8 , semi in the Mk 2.5 1.6 fully in the Mk 2.5 1.8.
That is correct, regardless of intetweb.
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Re: Halfords Engine Oil Time Again

Postby Mazda Mender » Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:11 pm

Oh and Asda as a offer on semi GTX 13 for 4 Ltrs.
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Mk 1 Eunos 93 black V.S II 1.8 ,
Mk 2 .1/4 Roadster 99 black & gold V.S 1.8 being rebuilt,
Mk 1 Eunos 90 1.6 (claimed by daughter)
MK 2.1/4 Blue V.S Roadster 1.8 99 ...being rebuilt

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Re: Halfords Engine Oil Time Again

Postby DavesBRG5 » Sat Jul 25, 2015 8:01 am

Keep an eye out at Tesco too. I stocked up on Castrol GTX 10w 40 recently. £12 for 4ltrs.
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