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halfords classic oil 20/50 only £13.49 with trade card

Postby rhydian_mason » Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:01 pm

Just a heads up that if you have a trade card (not difficult to get one) for halfords, their classic engine oil 20/50 is only £13:49. Normal retail is twenty quid. Not sure if it's made by comma, morris, or duckhams, but it is a quality oil not the black death supermarket special stuff.

Oh and by the way it's green colour like good old duckhams used to be.
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Re: halfords classic oil 20/50 only £13.49 with trade card

Postby Turboimp » Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:34 am

B&Q do 20w/50 in a blue 5 litre bottle around £11 excellent value . Imp009
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Re: halfords classic oil 20/50 only £13.49 with trade card

Postby keanej » Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:49 pm

If the B&Q stuff is Comma Motorway its rubbish, doesn't contain the right additives
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Re: halfords classic oil 20/50 only £13.49 with trade card

Postby Turboimp » Sun Jun 22, 2014 8:36 am

well its been fine in my spare 998 sport engine for the last 50000 miles up and down the motorway at 4000 rpm all the time , pressure is excellent even in this hot weather , do you think a major manufacturer and retailer would sell rubbish oil ? Why would halfords be any better ? I have tried that too some time ago but found it got consumed faster than this B&Q oil .
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Re: halfords classic oil 20/50 only £13.49 with trade card

Postby bks974c » Sun Jun 22, 2014 8:41 am

The B&Q stuff has a decent api spec certainly not the non spec'd Motoway.

Its far higher than that originally specified but then oil technology has moved on tremendously.

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Postby keanej » Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:50 pm

OK so its not the Motorway stuff. Just had a look on the Tetrosyl web site and while it has correct API SE/CC spec it doesn't say if there is zddp added, I'll email them and ask the question.
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Re: halfords classic oil 20/50 only £13.49 with trade card

Postby 67stiletto » Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:38 pm

Halfords Classic is made by Castrol and is I have been told what was Castol GTX. Always used it and never had any problems with it.
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Postby imp.sport » Fri Dec 05, 2014 1:31 pm

67stiletto wrote:Halfords Classic is made by Castrol and is I have been told what was Castol GTX. Always used it and never had any problems with it.


Having used GTX, Duckhams and the mentoned Halfords oil I would have to agree with the original post that it has more in common with Duckhams. Even has the characteristic green colour.
I doubt the colour has much bearing on its quality but I wonder how much influence in "green issues" had to do with making it that colour.
I did buy some 20-50 from a local shop which I didn't use as it was very runny to pour. The colour of that was Red for some reason. I believe it was not what it claimed to be on the outside of the container. I would take claims of who makes this oil for Halfords with a pinch of salt.
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Re: halfords classic oil 20/50 only £13.49 with trade card

Postby bazzateer » Fri Dec 05, 2014 4:35 pm

imp.sport wrote:I did buy some 20-50 from a local shop which I didn't use as it was very runny to pour. The colour of that was Red for some reason. I believe it was not what it claimed to be on the outside of the container.

Sounds more like power steering fluid!
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Re: halfords classic oil 20/50 only £13.49 with trade card

Postby imp.sport » Fri Dec 05, 2014 8:49 pm

/\ That would explain it being runny and red but it doesn't make sense to pack and sell it as 20-50. :?
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Postby Peter Hurst » Sun Dec 07, 2014 11:30 am

bks974c wrote:The B&Q stuff has a decent api spec certainly not the non spec'd Motoway.

Its far higher than that originally specified but then oil technology has moved on tremendously.

Scott


Just bought some and at £8.78 after family discount of 20% not a bad price! Clan is both dripping oil and burning oil through valve guides so not worth spending money on expensive oil if this is up to original spec.
That 5 litres should easily do a years motoring in the Clan as dont do more than a 1000 miles a year
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Re: halfords classic oil 20/50 only £13.49 with trade card

Postby impmann » Tue Dec 09, 2014 12:35 pm

Comma Motorway - perceived wisdom is its "rubbish" because it doesn't have "additives" in it.

What additives?

And were they added to the oil when the car was new? If not, why is it "rubbish"?

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Re: halfords classic oil 20/50 only £13.49 with trade card

Postby 67stiletto » Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:54 pm

"I would take claims of who makes this oil for Halfords with a pinch of salt"

As I worked for BP who own Castrol Dave, you might want to order in a few sacks of salt for yourself......
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Postby imp.sport » Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:58 pm

67stiletto wrote:"I would take claims of who makes this oil for Halfords with a pinch of salt"

As I worked for BP who own Castrol Dave, you might want to order in a few sacks of salt for yourself......


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Re: halfords classic oil 20/50 only £13.49 with trade card

Postby Peter Hurst » Sat Apr 11, 2015 4:46 pm

Saw this in Wilkinson today
20/50W oil for "classics" at £15
http://www.wilko.com/car-maintenance/wilko-20w50-classic-car-oil-5l/invt/0342792
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Re: halfords classic oil 20/50 only £13.49 with trade card

Postby Darkspeed » Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:54 am

Personally I would go for an API SF specification classic oil like the Morris Golden film 20/50 rather than the older SE specification oils. Golden film is typically available for the same £15 for 5 litres at good factors.
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Re: halfords classic oil 20/50 only £13.49 with trade card

Postby Darkspeed » Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:25 pm

impmann wrote:Comma Motorway - perceived wisdom is its "rubbish" because it doesn't have "additives" in it.

What additives?

And were they added to the oil when the car was new? If not, why is it "rubbish"?

Genuine questions...


To have an idea of what anti corrosion inhibitors, anti wear additives and anti oxidants in an oil you need one with an API classification API SE/CC being the lowest you should ever consider - I do not think that Motorway 20/50 has any such classification and therefore it is not manufactured to a known standard that will have specific amounts of these additives.

API SF/CC is manufactured to what I understand is about the best standard for older vehicles - having the best of the additives before legislation started to remove them due to damage to Cats etc. and the manufacturers had to step in with better materials. Same time frame as lead removal from petrol.

The Imp engine being well a ahead of its time gave the oils available at that time a hard life. Performance cars (1600 cc Alfa Romeo for instance) got around the issue by having huge sumps of 6-7 litres kept the oil cool and oil change intervals of 3000 miles .

Cheap oil will be cheap for a reason. - You get what you pay for. - You will find most these Classic oils about £12-15 will be the lower SE specification.
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