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Halfords Engine Oil Time Again

Postby drumtochty » Thu Jul 23, 2015 4:16 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 drumtochty » Sun Dec 25, 2016 10:04 pm

Halfords are again offering 4 ltrs of engine oil for £12.

The 5W/40 or 10W/40 are great for a Mk1 and Mk2 and Mk2.5 1.6 not the 1.8 but the 5W maybe a bit better if your tappets are noisy at startup but either will do the job. For an older car burning a bit of oil go for the 10W/40.

The 5W/30 for Ford or the one for VauxhallL GM is good for the Mk2.5 1.8 and the Mk3 but the Mk3 needs 4.5 litres and 1 litre bottles are about £12 each. Therefore better to buy two 4 litre tubs on special offer.

Therefore not a great deal for a Mk3 unless you have a fleet and can use a few pots across the fleet unless you are happy to store the extra oil.

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.

For those coming to the Grampian/Tayside Spring Tech day, date to be firmed up, this is an opertunity to get some oil at a good price and get it changed while the car is in the air. Get an Oil Filter as well.
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Re: Halfords Engine Oil Time Again

Postby Scott_J » Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:29 pm

I use the Mobil Super 3000 5/30 ford spec for my NC. Currently full price at £29.99 for 4.5L but I'm not bothered paying full price as still doesn't burn a drop, at 83000 miles.
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