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Im doing an oil change tomorrow and wandered what people choose for there car and which is the best oil you can buy?

Is Halfords own brand as good as castrol for example?
 

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i no that i have always used halford own brand, had no probs with it.

Use it in me turbo too. :=p:

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10w40 is the grade for the K must be semi syth too

ive alwaysed used magnatex, but then i get it for £14 for the 4.5L jug unlike the £20 halfords price
 

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Halfords oils are made by Comma I believe.

Middle of the road quality. Good enough if the frequency of change is reasonable.
 

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mobil 1 - fully synthetic is supposed to be pretty good.

Oil specification must be 10W40 and minimum of ACEA A2 or A3 or API SH or SJ

Buy the best you can. Also, fill the new filter with new oil before fitting.
 

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if you want value halford synthetic is buy one get one free (or was about 2 weeks ago) - false economy to buy 'cheap' oil though

4.5 litres in a petrol I think - and make sure you smear some on the oil filter rubber seal too
 

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I use Magnatec 10w-40 with no problems at all! For topping up, which I seem to need to do too often, I use the Halfords 10w-40 stuff, comes in a Green bottle.
 

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Personally I would use a decent oil (Comma Oils are fine) and change it every 6k or 6 months if you are an enthusiastic driver. Changing the filter and sump plug washer at the same time.

If you don't do high miles or drive very sensibly, then 12k changes will be fine.

I personally use Magnatec in the VVC and change it every 6 month's (only currently do 6k a year) as I do track days as well. Mobil1 is a complete overkill and a waste of money. The ZS gets The Semi Synthetic Mobil oil every 6 months as this does 12k a year.

Just by supplying the dealer with the oil compensates fully for the extra oil change as you are charged £30 for this as part of the service.
 

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Ken said:
Ive always done that, and a good idea...saves initial wear on start-up.
That's one reason, it also helps as you need to do less topping up (if any) after running the engine and letting it settle again.

The only problem is on the K it's a bit hard to do without making as mess as the filter is at a 90' angle.
 

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Ken said:
Ive always done that, and a good idea...saves initial wear on start-up.
It just shouldn't be necessary with modern oils that coat the mechanics.
There isn't really much of delay when starting the engine for the oil to reach the required parts anyway.
Your as likely to suffer just as much wear when you first start the car from cold.

As far as I know the oil filter refills itself anyway when you refill the oil. Not 100% on that one, but the next time I do an oil change I will fill the oil then take the filter off and see if it has any oil in it.
 

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The only problem is on the K it's a bit hard to do without making as mess as the filter is at a 90' angle.

No problem..fill the filter three quarters full turn it round in your hands while gradually adopting a 90' angle, and I guarantee it wont run out??
 

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I purchased a Wilco own brand high performance oil, which was exactly the same bottle as the Comma one! It was £2 cheaper and will do just the job, im sure!
 

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Talking to a bloke in my local A1 store on saturday there own brand oill is a higher grade than castrol,it's cheaper,you get 5 litres in a bottle & it's made by Esso.
I'm due an oil change soon so might try it anybody on here used it ?.
 
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