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rob80
alrite.just wondered if anyone can recommend an oil for my 1.6i zetec(T plate).was told a while ago that MOBIL is the best out of all the oils.but has anyone got any other info for me.also told about genuine ford oil being the best to go for.how do i get this?can i just go into any ford dealers or has it got to be ordered in?
artscot79
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alrite.just wondered if anyone can recommend an oil for my 1.6i zetec(T plate).was told a while ago that MOBIL is the best out of all the oils.but has anyone got any other info for me.also told about genuine ford oil being the best to go for.how do i get this?can i just go into any ford dealers or has it got to be ordered in?
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i use ford recomended oil 5w/30 just walk in go to the parts dept and ask for the oil they willl take the rag and give you the oil some use magnatec mobil i tend to just take the ford stuff it is a bit dearer but its what was designed for the engine
hillmangimp
I've never used any branded engine oil in any of my cars and I've done ok so far. I've used car manufacturer own brand and Halfords engine oil (when they have offers on). These oils are made by one of the larger oil manufacturers that are rebranded (i.e. Ford, GM etc.) Just make sure the oil you buy meets the Ford spec. For me the key of engine long life is not the brand of engine oil you use but the frequancy of oil changes and making sure they are done regularly.
rob80
cheers.il nip in the local ford dealers to have a look.the best solution seems to get ford oil as like you say,its deigned for the car.i understand with the regular oil changing.iv always been good on previous cars with regular changes.especially as most have been diesels
bottletree
I usually go for the magnetec oil when i had petrol engines. It stuck to the engine when you switched off so you would do less harm to it when restarting from cold. Its the blood of the car and if you give it good blood it will give you longer miles imho :lol:
rob80
thats true yeah,iv heard about the magnatec oil.think im gonna give the ford oil a go first.but before i do that im gonna av get meself a haynes then i can start tinkering with the car.better to know what things are before i start messin about with em :D


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