Halfords 5W40 Fully Synthetic Oil 4L £12.00
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Halfords 5W40 Fully Synthetic Oil 4L £12.00

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Found 15th Aug 2015
Halfords 5W40 Fully Synthetic Oil 4L

The Halfords 5W40 Fully Synthetic Oil 4L offers better fuel economy, performance and protection than part synthetic oil.

Halfords 5W40 Fully Synthetic Oil 4L Extra InfoIt meets the specification of Mercedes 229.3, BMW LL-98, VW502.00 / 505.00, Renault RN0700/715 and Porsche.Oil viscosity 5W40Oil Industry Standards ACEA A3/B4, API SM CF

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Original Poster

Halfords 5W30 Ford Fully Synthetic Motor Oil 4L
http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductMobileDisplay?catalogId=10151&langId=-1&categoryId=165581&productId=1009580&storeId=10001

Halfords Vauxhall/Opel GM Fully Synthetic Oil 4L
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10/40 part synthetic oil also £12.

Thanks for the heads up, my stock of Vx 5W/30 is running low so time to buy some more.

If you have to choose between a 5W30 A3/B4 oil and a 5W40 A3/B4 oil and they're the same price, it sort of makes sense to opt for the 5W30. First of all, because of something called HTHS, the two oils have viscosities that are very similar. The only thing that really distinguishes them is that the 5W40 contains a bit more VII rubber and this tends to detract from the performance of the oil rather than enhance it. Some cars like the old PD VWs specify 5W40 and that's fine but I was never personally convinced that it made much of a difference.
Edited by: "Joe90_guy" 15th Aug 2015

Didn't oil used to come in 5ltr containers? I know most cars only need 3.5 to 4 litres but isn't this one of those make the volume smaller and think you are getting a better deal than you used to?

Trade card gets £1.00 extra off.

nipstyler

Didn't oil used to come in 5ltr containers? I know most cars only need … Didn't oil used to come in 5ltr containers? I know most cars only need 3.5 to 4 litres but isn't this one of those make the volume smaller and think you are getting a better deal than you used to?



Well when I started driving it was gallon tins ;-)....but yes, same as Twirls and Twixes, getting smaller at the same price. 3 quid a litre for fully synth ACEA A3 is still a jolly good deal tho.

Joe90_guy

If you have to choose between a 5W30 A3/B4 oil and a 5W40 A3/B4 oil and … If you have to choose between a 5W30 A3/B4 oil and a 5W40 A3/B4 oil and they're the same price, it sort of makes sense to opt for the 5W30. First of all, because of something called HTHS, the two oils have viscosities that are very similar. The only thing that really distinguishes them is that the 5W40 contains a bit more VII rubber and this tends to detract from the performance of the oil rather than enhance it. Some cars like the old PD VWs specify 5W40 and that's fine but I was never personally convinced that it made much of a difference.


PD does not take normal 5w40. It takes a C3. When you compare it to the post it uses an oil that would meet BMW LL04 & Merc 229.51.
It's not a criticism of your post, but this oil would cause problems if you put it into a PD engine.

Duplicate deal .

Bigbil

PD does not take normal 5w40. It takes a C3. When you compare it to the … PD does not take normal 5w40. It takes a C3. When you compare it to the post it uses an oil that would meet BMW LL04 & Merc 229.51.It's not a criticism of your post, but this oil would cause problems if you put it into a PD engine.



Are we talking about the same thing? I'm talking about the old (long discontinued) VW Pumpe-Düse Diesel engines. They had a funny cam wear problem with 5W30s and VW specified a new 5W40 oil for these engines with its own spec (VW 505.01 as I recall).

Fords newer Ka specifies 5w40 PD ??? for the lord knows why?

apart from it being a fiat engine

Edited by: "stealth666" 15th Aug 2015

stealth666

Fords newer Ka specifies 5w40 PD ??? for the lord knows why?apart from it … Fords newer Ka specifies 5w40 PD ??? for the lord knows why?apart from it being a fiat engine



Took me a while to figure this out. Comma (they're an oil blender) make a 5W40 oil called PD Plus and this is suitable for old VW PD engines but is so happens that the same oil has been qualified against other specifications, one of which is Ford's MC2 917A spec, which is why it's okay to put in your Ka. Hope that helps.

Joe90_guy

Took me a while to figure this out. Comma (they're an oil blender) make a … Took me a while to figure this out. Comma (they're an oil blender) make a 5W40 oil called PD Plus and this is suitable for old VW PD engines but is so happens that the same oil has been qualified against other specifications, one of which is Ford's MC2 917A spec, which is why it's okay to put in your Ka. Hope that helps.


I've been using the ECP 5w40 fully in it, my point was that the PD oil was over specced for such an average small petrol engine

stealth666

I've been using the ECP 5w40 fully in it, my point was that the PD oil … I've been using the ECP 5w40 fully in it, my point was that the PD oil was over specced for such an average small petrol engine


I couldn't agree more. The whole system of specifying engine oils has reached ridiculous proportions in the last 15 years. Some of these full synthetics have to pass tests at temperatures they haven't the remotest chance of seeing in the lifetime of the average motor. What we ought to be offered is sensible oils at sensible prices (at least half the current price since the collapse of crude prices) yet more and more all you get is full synthetic which you will inevitably throw away long before the end if it's useful life. So much for market forces working in the interests of the consumer....

TCB 34p but as they cancel order to apply Trade card discount to reduce by another £1, TCB may not pay out

Joe90_guy

I couldn't agree more. The whole system of specifying engine oils has … I couldn't agree more. The whole system of specifying engine oils has reached ridiculous proportions in the last 15 years. Some of these full synthetics have to pass tests at temperatures they haven't the remotest chance of seeing in the lifetime of the average motor. What we ought to be offered is sensible oils at sensible prices (at least half the current price since the collapse of crude prices) yet more and more all you get is full synthetic which you will inevitably throw away long before the end if it's useful life. So much for market forces working in the interests of the consumer....



Tell me about it. SWMBO has just bought a 2012 Meriva, and the oil specification pages (plural...) of the manual read like a Mensa logic test. Seems that the European Service Regime states you must use Dexos2, yet the International Service Regime states you should use Dexos2, but if that isn't available then GM-LL-025 or whatever spec.(i.e. the stuff Halfords are selling) is OK. How does that work then? There are also different specifications for various countries such as Belarus and Israel. The mind boggles!

spamcan61

Tell me about it. SWMBO has just bought a 2012 Meriva, and the oil … Tell me about it. SWMBO has just bought a 2012 Meriva, and the oil specification pages (plural...) of the manual read like a Mensa logic test. Seems that the European Service Regime states you must use Dexos2, yet the International Service Regime states you should use Dexos2, but if that isn't available then GM-LL-025 or whatever spec.(i.e. the stuff Halfords are selling) is OK. How does that work then? There are also different specifications for various countries such as Belarus and Israel. The mind boggles!



Dexos is GM's attempt to have a globally unified engine oil. That's nothing much wrong with the idea as long as it doesn't cost too much. Is the Meriva in warranty or out? I only ask because a few years back Vauxhall were doing that 'life time warranty' thing to help shift the metal. If it's still in warranty, then use the specified oil. If it's not, as long as you use something decent it will be fine.
Edited by: "Joe90_guy" 21st Aug 2015

She's not the original owner so I don't think the 'lifetime warranty' thing applies - the 'specified oil' seems to be a complex question judging by the manual!

over 3 weeks since this was posted and its not hot even though its a good deal? this sites a joke
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