Mobil Super 3000 X1 Formula FE 5W-30 Oil 5L  £20.99 @ Halfords
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Mobil Super 3000 X1 Formula FE 5W-30 Oil 5L £20.99 @ Halfords

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Found 23rd May 2013
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Castrol oil is currently £12.00 for 4 litres on-line @ asda.

Original Poster

Yeah, but not necessarily suitable. This Mobil oil is fully synthetic, I think the Castrol is only part synthetic - certainly not recommended for my car whereas the Mobil is.

voted hot..as you rightly say, its a good price for fully synth... Castrol gtx is poor, castrol magnatec is ok but part synth, castrol edge is good and fully synth but around £40

Yep hot
And asda alot more for fully synth

Pity there's no motorbike oil in the offer

excellent price and fully synthetic un like the crapy old gtx

Here goes...
If you run an older motor, it will have had its engine designed before fully synth was available, therefore full synth is not actually required.
Tho i appreciate some people like "only the best" for their motors.

Original Poster

Quite true, but it could be deemed to be folly to use a lower spec oil than the vehicle manufacturer's recommended minimum, so it's not always a case of using a higher spec just for the sake of wanting to be nice to the car.

This is fuel effeciency oil so probably not suitable for 10 years plus car as there will be low shearing properties in the oil to achieve high fuel efficiency .also fuel efficiency and protection are vice versa so more of one sacrifices the other . I had this oil in my Honda accord 04 , good for winters but as spring came along engine became bit noisy so went for Mobil 1 esp. Any way good price though , I paid 29.99 last year for same oil from halfords.

Agreed, heat added.

SeniorScorpio

This is fuel effeciency oil so probably not suitable for 10 years plus … This is fuel effeciency oil so probably not suitable for 10 years plus car as there will be low shearing properties in the oil to achieve high fuel efficiency .also fuel efficiency and protection are vice versa so more of one sacrifices the other . I had this oil in my Honda accord 04 , good for winters but as spring came along engine became bit noisy so went for Mobil 1 esp. Any way good price though , I paid 29.99 last year for same oil from halfords.



Spot on, very well put, better then "oilman" could have put it lol (for those that know, will know what I mean)

will this be very thin oil as i normally use 5w-40 castrol edge for my type r, ive noticed the castrol finises up very quickly

SeniorScorpio

This is fuel effeciency oil so probably not suitable for 10 years plus … This is fuel effeciency oil so probably not suitable for 10 years plus car as there will be low shearing properties in the oil to achieve high fuel efficiency .also fuel efficiency and protection are vice versa so more of one sacrifices the other . I had this oil in my Honda accord 04 , good for winters but as spring came along engine became bit noisy so went for Mobil 1 esp. Any way good price though , I paid 29.99 last year for same oil from halfords.


A fuel economy oil works much the same on a 10 year car as a new car. It's just a question of physics. The M111E engine that the oil industry uses to demonstrate the effects of oil on fuel economy is so old it belongs in a museum! Oh, and don't worry about wear. Modern low friction engines don't wear and a car that is 10 years old will have already experienced all the wear it's ever going to see in its life time.

CelicaGT-Four

voted hot..as you rightly say, its a good price for fully synth... … voted hot..as you rightly say, its a good price for fully synth... Castrol gtx is poor, castrol magnatec is ok but part synth, castrol edge is good and fully synth but around £40


GTX is not a poor oil. The 10W40 A3/B4 GTX is an exceptionally good oil.

Banned

Purchased 2 x 5 litres of Halfords 5W 30 for under £40. Make a good xmas pressie for my son, along with a ford car to put it in.

Oil is oil, once clasifeid the only thing that changes is additives manufacturers put in - oh, and the subsequent price on the shelf.



I have an 03 galaxy done 200.000 miles plus what type of oil due reckon its a diesel 1.9 tdi

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