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#1 raskL

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 04:08 PM

im just about to order the parts to do a service on my mk2 1.8tdci.

anyone got any advice on the best oil to use? its got castrol fully synthetic 5w30 at the moment (if memory serves)

best make to use ? should i got for a long life?


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#2 artscot79

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 05:30 PM

personally i use ford oil from the dealer specified for the car its not cheap stuff they use and its what the cars meant to have so ide just go with that if im honest i believe its actually made by castrol but i could be wrong on that

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 06:06 PM

ohh i didnt know ford supplied oil will get down to gordons tomorrow :)

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 06:13 PM

ohh i didnt know ford supplied oil will get down to gordons tomorrow :)


the ford stuff is not as expensive as you would think, last time i got 5 litres for about £22 IIRC

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 06:48 PM

The recommended is 5w30 castrol magnatec full synth. 4.5 litres.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 10:18 PM

The recommended is 5w30 castrol magnatec full synth. 4.5 litres.


This.

Got 5 litres of this stuff for £30 at Halfords on Trade Card.

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 09:48 AM

fords at lakeside is half price £18 or u can order it online .formular ford oil is made by bp.castrol is owned by bp,ford tech told me it was the same oil

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 10:46 AM

http://www.sandiclif...ic_ZF14E9EC-001

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 11:16 AM

thanks!, ordered everything came in at £74.54

should be here for tomorrow

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 02:04 PM

Fancy doing a photo guide of the service ;) ?

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 05:39 PM

sure yeah ill do that

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 05:41 PM

yep as i said ford oil is castrol and cheaperthan the castrol branded stuff most of the time its what ford recommend so its good enough for me

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 07:24 PM

Looking at this, could of saved a few quid getting Ford's oil...


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