Halfords motor oil 4L various Car manufacturers from £15
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Halfords motor oil 4L various Car manufacturers from £15

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Just wondering can the oil be used in other makes of vehicles or are they brand specific? I mean it is 5W30 oil Right??!!??
trouble is most average cars need about 4.5ltr...
Yeah it's just 5w30 oil, think that's just a recommendation,
stealth66636 m ago

trouble is most average cars need about 4.5ltr...


You can buy 8 litres like I did and it'll still be cheaper than the 5 litres 😊.
ordin731 h, 23 m ago

Just wondering can the oil be used in other makes of vehicles or are they …Just wondering can the oil be used in other makes of vehicles or are they brand specific? I mean it is 5W30 oil Right??!!??


Manufacturers issue their own specs for each grade - mostly they are the same of most parameters but do differ differently.

Eg from this link the Halfords oil meets all these specs - BMW LL-04, VW 502 00 / 505 00, Mercedes Benz 229.31 / MB229.51, General Motors dexos-2

I generally use VW own brand oil Quantum Platinum 5W40 for all but one of our VWs and a Honda. VW is one of the more demanding on the specs so if it meets their requirements it usually meets everyone elses.
ordin731 h, 24 m ago

Just wondering can the oil be used in other makes of vehicles or are they …Just wondering can the oil be used in other makes of vehicles or are they brand specific? I mean it is 5W30 oil Right??!!??


It depends on the vehicle, I.e. mileage and seasonal conditions. Have a read of the forums for your car specifically. But as a very general rule of thumb, the specifications are outlined on the packaging for example my specific oil spec is LL04 (BMW) 5w30 which is inline with my oil changing plan of ~10k.
Have used the opel spec in my Freelander for a few years and its been fine.
Just picked some up today. Loads on the shelves. The Ford variant was compatible with my Mazda in case that helps others.
What's the storage 'shelf life' on this stuff. Don't need an oil change for another 9 months.
Van197331st Dec 2017

Manufacturers issue their own specs for each grade - mostly they are the …Manufacturers issue their own specs for each grade - mostly they are the same of most parameters but do differ differently.Eg from this link the Halfords oil meets all these specs - BMW LL-04, VW 502 00 / 505 00, Mercedes Benz 229.31 / MB229.51, General Motors dexos-2I generally use VW own brand oil Quantum Platinum 5W40 for all but one of our VWs and a Honda. VW is one of the more demanding on the specs so if it meets their requirements it usually meets everyone elses.


Doesn’t meet 507
Besford9 h, 36 m ago

What's the storage 'shelf life' on this stuff. Don't need an oil change …What's the storage 'shelf life' on this stuff. Don't need an oil change for another 9 months.


Well the oil took thousands of years to form. I think it will be OK for another 9 months.
tan15953 m ago

Well the oil took thousands of years to form. I think it will be OK for …Well the oil took thousands of years to form. I think it will be OK for another 9 months.


As it's full synthetic I don't think your (poor) attempt at humour is true anyway!

I just did what I should have done in the first place and looked it up. The answer is up to 5 years but may be considerably less. Maybe Halfords are discounting this stuff because it's getting old? I think I'll pass on this one.

Anyway, here's a bit of reading for anyone who is interested:
yourmechanic.com/art…oil
Besford14 h, 21 m ago

As it's full synthetic I don't think your (poor) attempt at humour is true …As it's full synthetic I don't think your (poor) attempt at humour is true anyway! I just did what I should have done in the first place and looked it up. The answer is up to 5 years but may be considerably less. Maybe Halfords are discounting this stuff because it's getting old? I think I'll pass on this one.Anyway, here's a bit of reading for anyone who is interested:https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/what-is-the-shelf-life-of-motor-oil

I may be wrong but fully synthetic oil still use oil as a base.
tan1593rd Jan

I may be wrong but fully synthetic oil still use oil as a base.


Either refined crude oil or natural gas....
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