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I have recently bought a 1.8 Focus LX TD and am very pleased with the new car. I read in the handbook that the oil required is Formula E SAE5W-30. My question is simply how careful must I be when buying oil as there are so many alternatives on offer in the shops these days. Is it good enough to simply buy any oil having a 5W-30 spec, or must I look for the more expensive semi synthetic brands.


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Most 5w-30 spec oils will be semi or fully synthetic. Both are fine

i will second that. if you are willing to pay a little more for the oil then make sure you get fully synthetic as its generally better for the engine/turbo but as said above both semi and fully synthetic are fine :)

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