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#1 Steve_d

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 02:00 PM

Hi Guys/Gals,

I'm planning to service my 2003 Focus 1.8TDCi in the next couple of days, when in Halfords looking for oil the best they have is Mobil 1 0w-40 Supersyn turbo diesel oil, I know that Ford recommend 5W-30 semi synthetic but i've always used Mobil oil and i'm sure that the Mobil oil is a better grade of oil anyway.

Can anyone see any issues with using it?

Thanks,
Steve.

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#2 mintalkin

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 03:36 PM

ford recommend 5-30 so i would stick to it as ford engines can be oil sensative.

#3 SierraYankee99

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 04:09 PM

As Mintalkin says I would only ever use 5-30 too. Ford engines can be very arsey with the wrong oil in.

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 05:30 PM

Cheers, i'll go with the fordy stuff :)


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