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Re: Oil. How hard can it be.
« Reply #15 on: 07 November 2017, 18:21:06 »

Simple answer?
It isn't: look up the spec and buy some from whatever supplier has it in stock at an acceptable price. It's not like you need some for a ForkawahallrenMWgeot Aardvark ZKQ running on crushed dodo beaks.
Clearly, you haven't tried looking for the spec the manual says. Some poxy obscure crap Ford wank.


I suppose the standard answer is to take it to a dealer...   ...but not while I have a breath left.
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Re: Oil. How hard can it be.
« Reply #16 on: 07 November 2017, 18:23:26 »

Simple answer?
It isn't: look up the spec and buy some from whatever supplier has it in stock at an acceptable price. It's not like you need some for a ForkawahallrenMWgeot Aardvark ZKQ running on crushed dodo beaks.
Clearly, you haven't tried looking for the spec the manual says. Some poxy obscure crap Ford wank.


I suppose the standard answer is to take it to a dealer...   ...but not while I have a breath left.


So what is it?
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Re: Oil. How hard can it be.
« Reply #17 on: 07 November 2017, 18:28:20 »

Looking up on many oil brand sites, some are honest (Mobil1 being one), "no, we don't do it". Castrol suggest something, but don't actually list the spec, and when you eventually find the datasheet, turns out to be an old, unsuitable spec. Mongs.
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« Reply #18 on: 07 November 2017, 18:30:02 »

Simple answer?
It isn't: look up the spec and buy some from whatever supplier has it in stock at an acceptable price. It's not like you need some for a ForkawahallrenMWgeot Aardvark ZKQ running on crushed dodo beaks.
Clearly, you haven't tried looking for the spec the manual says. Some poxy obscure crap Ford wank.


I suppose the standard answer is to take it to a dealer...   ...but not while I have a breath left.


So what is it?
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Re: Oil. How hard can it be.
« Reply #19 on: 07 November 2017, 19:18:14 »

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Re: Oil. How hard can it be.
« Reply #20 on: 07 November 2017, 19:37:51 »

Opie oils do it ....   :)   

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-1300-ford-wss-m2c934-b-engine-oil.aspx
Oh yes, I can find a few places that do it.  But I'm not prepared to pay their inflated prices.

So, still looking like Coma or the euroshiteparts own brand, both at 30 for 5l, or a Castrol (NOT the one Castrol recommend) for around 32 for 4l.
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Re: Oil. How hard can it be.
« Reply #21 on: 07 November 2017, 19:46:32 »

Found some for 20 for 5l. That's more like it :)
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Re: Oil. How hard can it be.
« Reply #22 on: 07 November 2017, 20:21:52 »

Just take the old stuff out and sieve the lumps out  ;D ;D
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« Reply #23 on: 07 November 2017, 21:48:32 »

Comma do Ecolife 5W-30 ACEA C1  :y

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Re: Oil. How hard can it be.
« Reply #24 on: 08 November 2017, 08:14:16 »

Hmmm.....this will be one of the next things I have to look at.
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« Reply #25 on: 08 November 2017, 11:48:31 »

Comma do Ecolife 5W-30 ACEA C1  :y
Yup, had seen that before, 30 for 5l from Amazon was cheapest I could find...  ...or 47 from Halfrods if in a hurry :D
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« Reply #26 on: 08 November 2017, 12:02:09 »

Comma do Ecolife 5W-30 ACEA C1  :y
Yup, had seen that before, 30 for 5l from Amazon was cheapest I could find...  ...or 47 from Halfrods if in a hurry :D

I use Opie Oils for the Zed, I find their prices ok and your`re getting quality products, look for discount codes and take advantage of them.

Personally I don`t see the point in trying to find oil for 20/5l on a car that costs 1000`s
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Re: Oil. How hard can it be.
« Reply #27 on: 08 November 2017, 12:05:43 »

Personally I don`t see the point in trying to find oil for 20/5l on a car that costs 1000`s
I'm an habitual oil changer.  I'm already at 8k on this oil, hence the urgency to actually now get some, as in my mind, its already 3k overdue.

Making it 100 for a DIY change 3-4 times a year adds a considerable amount to running costs.
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Re: Oil. How hard can it be.
« Reply #28 on: 08 November 2017, 12:37:51 »

Personally I don`t see the point in trying to find oil for 20/5l on a car that costs 1000`s
I'm an habitual oil changer.  I'm already at 8k on this oil, hence the urgency to actually now get some, as in my mind, its already 3k overdue.

Making it 100 for a DIY change 3-4 times a year adds a considerable amount to running costs.

True, unfortunately this is the cost of running more expensive cars.

If you can buy your oil for your planned annual oil changes using discount codes and get free delivery then it makes it a bit more palatable.
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Re: Oil. How hard can it be.
« Reply #29 on: 08 November 2017, 12:48:11 »

Personally I don`t see the point in trying to find oil for 20/5l on a car that costs 1000`s
I'm an habitual oil changer.  I'm already at 8k on this oil, hence the urgency to actually now get some, as in my mind, its already 3k overdue.

Making it 100 for a DIY change 3-4 times a year adds a considerable amount to running costs.

I admire the ambition, but I don't fancy lying under the car every 6 weeks  ;D. So mine's staying in for the full 12,500 miles
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