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The Mobil Super 2000 X1 10W/40 Oil extra high performance motor oil for all types of modern vehicles
 
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5 / 5
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Good oil at a great price
Posted06 January 2012
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HasAki
fromLondon
Age Group: 25 - 34
Gender: Male
Attitude to Shopping: Pro-Performance - I'II always buy the best quality regardless of price
Family: I'm Living with Partner/Spouse - No Children
Attitude to Car Maintenance: Enthusiast
How many cars: 2
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Good oil I have used before in my SR20 engined Nissan's. This time I bought the oil for my brother's 1.4 Honda Civic. After doing the oil change the car was much quieter and smoother. We bought this while it was on offer so it was much cheaper than anywhere else and than the alternative brands.
I recommend this product!
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Castrol Magnatec 10W40 A3 B4 Oil offers 4 X more wear protection than ordinary oils from start up.
 

Which Slick 50 to add using Castrol Magnatec 10W40 A3 B4 Oil 4 Litre (Cat code: 918615-0 )

There are 2 versions of Slick 50 engine treatment listed - one for standard oil and another Hi-Performance treatment for synthetic oil. Which do I use for the above oil which is part synthetic?
(For info I have a '93 Peugot 306 1.8XT)
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If you use the correct type of oil, buy the best you can afford and are not doing any type of 'extreme' driving, such as racing or off road, then you should not need to add any type of oil additive. Engine oils contain their own additives and conditioners which should give engines the protection they need, as long as manufacturers' servicing intervals are followed.

The below is my opinion only!
I would not use Slick 50! It contains PTFE which is a solid. It's basically the same stuff that is used to coat non stick pans. PTFE has it's benefits but not in engines! It can eventually break down and cause blockages in oil ways and filters. NASA's research lab conducted their own test into this type of additive and concluded it can be detrimental to an engine. Don't just take my word for it, Google 'Slick 50 tests' and get all the facts.

I have personally used Extralube ZX1 Micro Oil Treatment previously in a few of my cars. It contains no solids and has been independently tested by laboratories and race teams around the world and also carries a NATO stock number. I noticed it made a difference to the noise and running of the engine (much quieter and smoother).

Both Slick 50 and Extralube ZX1 Micro Oil Treatment are available from Halfords.
2 years, 8 months ago
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HasAki
London
 
Castrol Magnatec 10W40 A3 B4 Oil offers 4 X more wear protection than ordinary oils from start up.
 

what is difference between castrol magnatec 10w40a3/b3 and castrol magnatec 10w40a3/b4 oil

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Not much. It all depends on your engine's requirements. The A3/B3 signifies the performance category of the oil.

A = Petrol, B = Diesel and C = Catalyst compatible or low SAPS (Sulphated Ash, Phosphorus and Sulphur).

They are split as follows:
A1 Fuel economy petrol
A2 Standard performance level (now obsolete)
A3 High performance and/or extended drain
A4 Reserved for future use in certain direct injection engines
A5 Combines A1 fuel economy with A3 performance

B1 Fuel economy diesel
B2 Standard performance level (now obsolete)
B3 High performance and/or extended drain
B4 For direct injection car diesel engines
B5 Combines B1 fuel economy with B3/B4 performance

C1-04 Petrol and Light duty Diesel engines, based on A5/B5-04 low SAPS, two way catalyst compatible.
C2-04 Petrol and light duty Diesel engines, based on A5/B5-04 mid SAPS, two way catalyst compatible.
C3-04 Petrol and light duty Diesel engines, based on A5/B5-04 mid SAPS, two way catalyst compatible, Higher performance levels due to higher HTHS.

Hope that helps.
2 years, 8 months ago
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HasAki
London
 
Castrol Magnatec 10W40 A3 B4 Oil offers 4 X more wear protection than ordinary oils from start up.
 

Engine oil

Please could you let me know what oil i need to get for a fiat stillo 1.9jtd reg ak06fmd.many thanks
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Correct oil for your car is 10w-40, semi synthetic. I would go for the Mobil Super 2000.
2 years, 8 months ago
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HasAki
London
 
Castrol Magnatec 10W40 A3 B4 Oil offers 4 X more wear protection than ordinary oils from start up.
 

can you use this oil in Treg 1999 astra

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Petrol or diesel? Engine size?
2 years, 8 months ago
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HasAki
London
 
The Halfords 5W30 Part Synthetic Ford Oil 2L is suitable for Fords from 1997 to 2006.
 

suitibilty for use

please can you tell me if halfords oil Halfords 5W30 Part Synthetic Oil 2L is suitable for use in a BMW 320d 07plate?
Thank-you
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No! You need to use a fully synthetic oil to Long Life 04 (BMW) specification which should be 5w-30 or 5w-40.
I would use Mobil 1 ESP or Castrol Edge, both of which are available in 5w-30 and meet BMW's specification.
2 years, 8 months ago
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HasAki
London
 
The Halfords 5W30 Part Synthetic Ford Oil 2L is suitable for Fords from 1997 to 2006.
 

About Halfords branded oil

Is Halfords oil to spec. WSS M2C913-B as good as the Castrol equivalent? The price differential for a 4/5 litre container is very great indeed so do the same warranties apply as to the Castrol product? I have a new Ford C-Max Titanium diesel.
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I would stick to the Castrol product.
2 years, 8 months ago
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HasAki
London
 
The Halfords 5W30 Part Synthetic Ford Oil 2L is suitable for Fords from 1997 to 2006.
 

Please can you tell me if this oil is suitable for a 2006/56 Ford Focus 1.6TDCi Zetec. Thanks

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This should be fine. Your car uses 5w-30 oil. The halfords oil specifically meets Fords' specification. Personally I would go for the Mobil version: http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_721961_langId_-1_categoryId_165581#dtab
2 years, 8 months ago
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HasAki
London
 
The Halfords 5W30 Part Synthetic Ford Oil 2L is suitable for Fords from 1997 to 2006.
 

what engine oil do i use for madza rx8

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Same oil specification for the 190 and 230 BHP engines - 5w-30. Go for the best you can afford and definitely fully synthetic.
2 years, 8 months ago
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HasAki
London
 
The Halfords 5W30 Part Synthetic Ford Oil 2L is suitable for Fords from 1997 to 2006.
 

you recommend 5w 30 for my mazda 121 1988 but the manual says sae 75w-80

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5w-30 is the correct oil for your ENGINE (same oil for 1.1 & 1.3 engines). The 75w-80 specification you are referring to is for GEARBOX oil.
I would personally go for the Mobile brand. We have used Castrol oil in smaller capacity Mazda engines before and it seems to make them noisier.
2 years, 8 months ago
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HasAki
London
 
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