Halfords Engine Oil Half price @ £12.00
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Halfords Engine Oil Half price @ £12.00

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Found 6th Aug 2015
This a good price for a decent amount of engine oil, personally I've had no problems using the 10w40 oil in my bike for the past couple of years. This offer applies to the following products:

Halfords 4 litre 10w40 -- halfords.com/mot…-4l

Halfords 4 litre 5w30 Ford -- halfords.com/mot…-4l

Halfords 4 litre 5w30 Vauxhall/Opel -- halfords.com/mot…-4l

Halfords 4 litre 5w40 -- halfords.com/mot…-4l

This appears to be nationwide and is available for click and collect too. I'll be stoking up as my bike is due and oil and filter change soon.

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Thank you! in desperate need of a top up! reserved for tomorrow with free oil replacement so I can send the wife lol

Why are you using car oil in your bike?

HondaLad

Why are you using car oil in your bike?


Agree, not good for wet clutches (too much anti-friction additives) nor does most car oil meet the required tear ability as formulated bike oil.

It's a false economy, the bike engine will suffer in the long run..

Good oil for the price thou. I will purchase some for the CAR.

pclemmit

Agree, not good for wet clutches (too much anti-friction additives) nor … Agree, not good for wet clutches (too much anti-friction additives) nor does most car oil meet the required tear ability as formulated bike oil. It's a false economy, the bike engine will suffer in the long run..



​Exactly, most bikes have wet clutches and I wouldn't be putting car oil in a Ducati anyway.

There's no reason why you can't use a 10W40 on a bike, even one containing a bit of friction modifier, provided it's been tested against the JASO MA2 spec which, as I recall contains a clutch friction test. Sadly I can't see that the Halfords oil has been JASO tested so maybe look elsewhere if biking is your bag...

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pclemmit

Agree, not good for wet clutches (too much anti-friction additives) nor … Agree, not good for wet clutches (too much anti-friction additives) nor does most car oil meet the required tear ability as formulated bike oil. It's a false economy, the bike engine will suffer in the long run..



​the lower priced oils such as these tend not to contain any friction modifiers that damage a wet clutch and last just as long in the engine as "bike specific" oils. Bikes do need their oil changing more frequently than cars because they get broken down quicker and stop lubricating as efficiently so I do a service every 4k or so, takes an hour at the most and cost under £20 with a filter. The general consensus is to avoid Castrol Magnatec and oils that advertise improved performance or engine longevity and go for "plain" oil that does not. No clutch slip yet.

I just came back from there and ladyvin Halfords told me that I need part synthetic Oil 5w30 for my Focus 2006 so full synthetics will be not suitable to my car and part synthetic cost £26. In the other place they told me that I need fully synthetic? What's difference?

Sliwka

I just came back from there and ladyvin Halfords told me that I need part … I just came back from there and ladyvin Halfords told me that I need part synthetic Oil 5w30 for my Focus 2006 so full synthetics will be not suitable to my car and part synthetic cost £26. In the other place they told me that I need fully synthetic? What's difference?



I always thought fully synth is better and normally they do cost more. Most car part sites will list semi and fully as suitable options, go to one and check for yourself.
opieoils.co.uk/

Sliwka

I just came back from there and ladyvin Halfords told me that I need part … I just came back from there and ladyvin Halfords told me that I need part synthetic Oil 5w30 for my Focus 2006 so full synthetics will be not suitable to my car and part synthetic cost £26. In the other place they told me that I need fully synthetic? What's difference?


They always say that. It's how they get you to part with more dosh!
To be honest, if your Focus is getting on for ten years old, you might as well use any old oil now. Any engine wear, will have happened a long time ago. This stuff from Halfords will be fine. Just make sure you occasionally check your dip stick (and top up as necessary) and change it after about 9000 miles.
BTW, when it comes to engine oils, don't confuse cheap with being nasty. All of these secondary tier oils (Halfords, Tesco, Triple Q, etc) will be made from more or less the same base oils, VIIs and additive packs, to the same recipes as the branded oils and have to be put through the same matrix of tests. It's how the system works...

Thanks for posting. My wife's civic has started drinking oil so 4l of 5w30 FORD oil was just the ticket. Cracking price.
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