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Halfords Oil

Post by Bob » Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:35 pm

Halfords are doing oil half price, with free delivery, just now.

Depends what you buy, but about £17.00 for 4 ltrs of Castrol Magnatec.
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Re: Halfords Oil

Post by mikeonb4c » Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:21 pm

Bob wrote: Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:35 pm Halfords are doing oil half price, with free delivery, just now.

Depends what you buy, but about £17.00 for 4 ltrs of Castrol Magnatec.
Thanks for the heads up Bob. Just had a look and for 5w/30 there's an A5, a C2 and a C3 type of oil. Jeebers i don't know which to get ha ha. If you or anyone knows, I'd love to hear [-o<
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Re: Halfords Oil

Post by willow2u » Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:09 am

The oil at Asda seems perfectly good as well normally about £16 for 5 litres sorted
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Re: Halfords Oil

Post by Bob » Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:16 am

Looks like a good price from Asda. 8)

From the Fact Sheet (Lubricants) 'C' is the oil for 'compression', ie, diesel engines. As for 2 or 3...???

Time to send for Super Ady. :D

Head spinning stuff here:

https://www.opieoils.co.uk/t-acea-car-e ... ained.aspx
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Re: Halfords Oil

Post by Northern Bongolow » Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:54 am

The main thing to think about after the main headline grade , 5w 30 or 40 etc diesel or petrol is whether it's a suitable oil for, in this case diesels with egr or particulate filters etc.
Diesels fitted with a WORKING egr need a suitable engine oil, these oils suspend and flush the soot that the egr puts into the combustion chamber to reburn, failure to use the correct oil would load the oil with carbon and turn in into a grinding paste, it also dissipates heat into the coolant system.
Look carefully or ask if it's suitable for egr use.
Oil is a very high tech part of your engine, even in tractor technology bongos.
From memory I think it's acea c2 or c3 that's for diesel egr, but it's been a while, look up the list of acea oil specs it tells you what year of engine, cast iron or alloy engines, egr, particulate filters etc.
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Re: Halfords Oil

Post by mikeonb4c » Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:17 am

Bob wrote: Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:16 am Looks like a good price from Asda. 8)

From the Fact Sheet (Lubricants) 'C' is the oil for 'compression', ie, diesel engines. As for 2 or 3...???

Time to send for Super Ady. :D

Head spinning stuff here:

https://www.opieoils.co.uk/t-acea-car-e ... ained.aspx
Thanks Bob. Bonkers as all 3 when you zoom in on the container say they're suitable for diesel engines. Thanks Ady also for input. Engine oils are becoming like smartphones and computers - such a confusing range of spec variations its offputting this buyer! :lol:
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Re: Halfords Oil

Post by Bob » Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:31 am

Yes, thanks Ady.

Really good info.

Mike, nicely put, I've long thought a lot of modern stuff is just too clever for me. :?
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Re: Halfords Oil

Post by mikeonb4c » Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:35 pm

Bob wrote: Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:31 am Yes, thanks Ady.

Really good info.

Mike, nicely put, I've long thought a lot of modern stuff is just too clever for me. :?
Too clever for its own good if you ask me Bob. I'm sure its all done by marketing intention and to seduce, but in the end (as in my case when thinking of getting a new smartphone) all it does is p*ss me off and befuddle me so much I decide I'll just stick with my old one (or not do an oil change ha ha). You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time, but not all of the people all the time and, eventually, very few people much of the time. Meanwhile, truth lies bleeding [-X :lol:
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Re: Halfords Oil

Post by willow2u » Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:26 pm

Have been using the 10/40 fully synthetic seems ok and quite cheap