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Hafords Oil

Post by Fender2004 » Sun 28 Dec, 2014 11:10

Just been into my local Halfords and they have all of there oil priced at £12 per 4 litre pot. So I've bought some ready for my next service. :D
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Re: Hafords Oil

Post by roadvoyager1 » Sun 28 Dec, 2014 14:52

Thanks for that Alan. Just been onto the Halfords site and reserved myself 4ltr for collection tomoorow.

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Re: Hafords Oil

Post by Fender2004 » Sun 28 Dec, 2014 15:58

No problem,
The guy said that they had ordered more stock than last time, so they should be more people getting a bargain :D
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Re: Hafords Oil

Post by roadvoyager1 » Sun 28 Dec, 2014 16:41

Just checked the 2.8 ltr engine capacity and it is 6.5 ltr of oil, so it will be 2 that get collected!!

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Re: Hafords Oil

Post by GE45TON » Sun 28 Dec, 2014 19:02

so which one would you recommend (M44), 5W30 in the pinkish colour container?

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Re: Hafords Oil

Post by jonzee » Sun 28 Dec, 2014 19:09

Went into Halfords today only to be told that the correct oil for my z3 was not in the sale.

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Re: Hafords Oil

Post by Fender2004 » Sun 28 Dec, 2014 19:49

jonzee wrote:Went into Halfords today only to be told that the correct oil for my z3 was not in the sale.
You could try another branch
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Re: Hafords Oil

Post by littlefeller » Mon 29 Dec, 2014 16:53

im using 5w30 fully synthetic in my m44, I find if I use 10w40 in the winter it struggles to start and has a miss fire for around 30 seconds or so.

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Re: Hafords Oil

Post by colb » Mon 29 Dec, 2014 21:20

Halfords 5w30 Fully Synthetic in the pinkish container that is on offer at £12 is in my 1.8 Z3, no problems using it. Been in today to get cans for all my cars which use 5w30 so I have some handy in the spring when I service them.

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Re: Hafords Oil

Post by Del » Mon 29 Dec, 2014 21:38

Standard Z3s haven't got complex, modern-day, fuel injection and emission control systems and so are not too fussy about engine oil. Most fully synthetic 5W-40, 0w-40 or 5W-30 types would be OK. The latter tends to be a common modern-day recommendation where ultimate fuel efficiency is being sought. In my view more important to just keep the oil and filter clean & changed regularly.

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Re: Hafords Oil

Post by GE45TON » Mon 29 Dec, 2014 22:20

Thanks gents, I'll pick up some 5w30 tomorrow if I get chance. I always change the oil and filter every year with synthetic oil, usually after about 4k miles.
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Re: Hafords Oil

Post by Fender2004 » Tue 30 Dec, 2014 09:37

GE45TON wrote: I always change the oil and filter every year with synthetic oil, usually after about 4k miles.
Cheers
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Re: Hafords Oil

Post by Topperz » Tue 30 Dec, 2014 11:40

Just reserved 8 litres of the 5w30 in the pink bottle

Is that the correct one for my 2.0 z ?

New to this oil change lark having always had company cars
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Re: Hafords Oil

Post by colb » Tue 30 Dec, 2014 12:20

Yes the pink container 5w30 fully synthetic
http://www.halfords.com/motoring/engine ... -opel-saab

Don't forget to change the filter as well and dispose of the old oil at your local council recycling centre.

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Re: Hafords Oil

Post by Topperz » Tue 30 Dec, 2014 13:23

colb wrote:Yes the pink container 5w30 fully synthetic
http://www.halfords.com/motoring/engine ... -opel-saab

Don't forget to change the filter as well and dispose of the old oil at your local council recycling centre.

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Many thanks,that's the oil I have reserved

Looking at getting the k&n oil filter but not fitting or changing oil for a couple of months yet as he is tucked up in a nice dry garage

Already checked with my local tip and they take old oil
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Re: Hafords Oil

Post by colb » Tue 30 Dec, 2014 16:14

Topperz

When you refer to a K&N filter I think your referring to an Air Filter, what you want for your oil change is the oil filter which comes with the rubber O rings.
http://www.carparts4less.co.uk/oil-filter
If you are new to changing oil have a look on YouTube lots of how to videos on there explaining method.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siwSXpikYQU
This one makes no mention of the two smaller O rings on the stem of the filter housing, if they are included with your replacement filter then yous should change them.

As to a K&N air filter I always use the normal paper element type, Oily K&N filters have been known to upset the sensor in the Maf causing running problems if over oiled.

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Re: Hafords Oil

Post by Topperz » Tue 30 Dec, 2014 17:43

Hi

K&N also do an oil filter PS-7007 details below

2000 BMW Z3 2.0L L6 F/I - to 9/00 Oil Filter
K&N Pro Series
For Synthetic and Conventional Oils
PS-7007


I have the k&N air filter fitted but it's the direct replacement that fits in the original air box

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I have changed oil before but that was around 40years ago....when men were men n women were glad of it :head:

That was on my old 1968 cortina mark2 1600GT.....easy to get at everything and the only real oil choice was castrol GTX

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Re: Hafords Oil

Post by Del » Tue 30 Dec, 2014 19:48

Topperz wrote:I have changed oil before but that was around 40years ago....when men were men n women were glad of it
:D

Must have done my first oil change around the same time - all the engineers I know at that time recommended Duckhams 20W-50 which was green coloured! :D

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Re: Hafords Oil

Post by Topperz » Wed 31 Dec, 2014 09:43

Del wrote:
Topperz wrote:I have changed oil before but that was around 40years ago....when men were men n women were glad of it
:D

Must have done my first oil change around the same time - all the engineers I know at that time recommended Duckhams 20W-50 which was green coloured! :D

My late father was a GTX fan so I followed his footsteps......he told me to always keep things nice and lubricated and it's always stood me in good stead :lol: :oops:
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Re: Hafords Oil

Post by TomH84 » Wed 31 Dec, 2014 17:20

Thanks! Saw this on tv earlier today.

What's the consensus on the quality of this oil? I see it meets the LL-01 standard, but guess it's no patch on e.g. 0-40w mobil one new life?

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Re: Hafords Oil

Post by colb » Wed 31 Dec, 2014 17:34

The Halfords oil meets the declared specs and is a bargain considering how often most of us change our oil.

They couldn't afford to sell an inferior product risking people claiming damages if it didn't do the job.

Not sure who manufactures their oils but it's a fair bet its one of the leading brands and just packaged as Halfords as are most of the Supermarket brands.

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Re: Hafords Oil

Post by pingu » Wed 31 Dec, 2014 17:36

I hope you all used a Quidco-linked credit card :wink: .
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Re: Hafords Oil

Post by colb » Wed 31 Dec, 2014 17:51

After a bit of research it looks like Halfords Oils are supplied and packaged by Comma Oil.
Used Comma in the past without problems but not at the Halfords price.

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Re: Hafords Oil

Post by TomH84 » Wed 31 Dec, 2014 17:52

Cheers guys. Just ordered some for collection!

I'm due a change after 8k / 8 months. This is perfect! Now tempted to stock up...

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Post by Smartbear » Thu 01 Jan, 2015 08:50

its a good price, i popped in & loaded the micra with 8 containers of it-that should be enough for two oil changes each for the z3 & z4.
I think that regular changes of engine oil keep the ccv clean & will stop any oil burning this can cause as well as lowering normal wear/tear to the engine parts.
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Re: Hafords Oil

Post by Fender2004 » Thu 01 Jan, 2015 10:19

If memory serves me, I'm sure they do this offer at least twice a year. As you have to buy two tubes of oil making 8 litres and the car only takes 6.5 litres with this purchase I have enough for two oil changes :D
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Post by Smartbear » Thu 01 Jan, 2015 12:20

Fender2004 wrote:If memory serves me, I'm sure they do this offer at least twice a year. As you have to buy two tubes of oil making 8 litres and the car only takes 6.5 litres with this purchase I have enough for two oil changes :D
I must be missing something here, if you have got 2 tubs of oil making 8litres & the car takes 6.5litres then surely thats only enough for one oil change? Not to great at maths but thats how it looks to me :?
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Re: Hafords Oil

Post by Trevsky » Thu 01 Jan, 2015 14:46

Carparts4less doing Triple QX 5/30 and 5/40 for £12.49 for 5ltrs. Seems better value to me, using it in my 1.9 with no problems.
Happy new year everyone.

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Post by TomH84 » Thu 01 Jan, 2015 16:34

Just been to the local Halfords...

For info: the £12 oil in question no longer states "BMW LL-01" on the label (as still shown on website).

Anyone else notice this?? Should we care?

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Re: Hafords Oil

Post by Topperz » Thu 01 Jan, 2015 17:02

Hi
I only cover around a 1000 miles a year

Not checked my bottles but the guy in store had a look on his interweb and stated there was very little difference between the one on offer and the bmw oil they sell which was not on offer

The comma spec sheets are available on their website

Anyone used the k&n oil filters or do I pick one up from the dealers
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Re: Hafords Oil

Post by Gazza » Thu 01 Jan, 2015 18:11

Trevsky wrote:Carparts4less doing Triple QX 5/30 and 5/40 for £12.49 for 5ltrs. Seems better value to me, using it in my 1.9 with no problems.
Happy new year everyone.

Cheapest I found was £18.30 http://www.carparts4less.co.uk/cp4l/p/a ... &0&cc5_247

What is the part No. ?
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Re: Hafords Oil

Post by Trevsky » Thu 01 Jan, 2015 22:23

5/30 is 521776021. 5/40 is 521776031. I put triple qx oil in Google and then selected carparts4less. It comes up @ £12.49, just ordered mine.

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Re: Hafords Oil

Post by Gazza » Fri 02 Jan, 2015 07:20

Thanks for the info

Please note the first No. is semi synthetic, the second No. is fully synthetic.
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Re: Hafords Oil

Post by Fender2004 » Fri 02 Jan, 2015 09:27

Smartbear wrote:
Fender2004 wrote:If memory serves me, I'm sure they do this offer at least twice a year. As you have to buy two tubes of oil making 8 litres and the car only takes 6.5 litres with this purchase I have enough for two oil changes :D
I must be missing something here, if you have got 2 tubs of oil making 8litres & the car takes 6.5litres then surely thats only enough for one oil change? Not to great at maths but thats how it looks to me :?
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What I mean is over the oil changes the 1.5 litres that is left after each oil change will mount up, so one year you should have enough oil to do an oil change. :D
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Post by littlefeller » Fri 02 Jan, 2015 10:45

as we are discussing oil, heres what happened to me recently - last year my car failed its emissions test quite badly, thankfully due to a strange quirk of fate it didn't stop the certificate being issued (tester gave me a failure sheet with the emissions report with a few bulbs out, hand brake efficiency fail and a failed ball joint. I repaired the offending issues and threw away the emissions report and took car back, he quickly checked the parts on the list and passed it). this year I took the z back and it passed the emissions test easily, the only difference this year as far as I can see is the oil. last year it had 10w40 but as the weather cools it became harder to start and would run on 2 cylinders for around 8-10 seconds on start up before settling down, the idle was always rough. I changed to a thinner 5w30 and the difference was instant, idle fine and cold starting as it should. this is on an m44 z, I have never had my engine apart but does the oil have anything to do with the valve train on the m44? (does it have hydraulic lifters or a hydraulic cam chain tensioner of any description, this is the only way I can imagine how the thinner oil has made a difference)

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Re: Hafords Oil

Post by g8jka » Fri 02 Jan, 2015 16:48

Trevsky wrote:5/30 is 521776021. 5/40 is 521776031. I put triple qx oil in Google and then selected carparts4less. It comes up @ £12.49, just ordered mine.
Save an extra 7.5% as well with code 'saveme75' bringing it down to £11.55 :D
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Post by gookah » Fri 02 Jan, 2015 19:36

any less and you would be accused of theft.....
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Re: Hafords Oil

Post by Trevsky » Fri 02 Jan, 2015 23:10

g8jka wrote:
Trevsky wrote:5/30 is 521776021. 5/40 is 521776031. I put triple qx oil in Google and then selected carparts4less. It comes up @ £12.49, just ordered mine.
Save an extra 7.5% as well with code 'saveme75' bringing it down to £11.55 :D
Doh! Wish I'd known that, I ordered 3

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