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sastanack

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Friday 7th September 2012 quote quote all
Hallo all

A while ago I topped up the oil with something from Halfrauds, can't remember which type it was but it was on the spot and I needed it

Anywho, need more oil and I wondered what PH recommends - replace with more of the same, top up with something if there's a better option, flush out and replace?

thanks

an uneducated sastanack

//j17

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106 months

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Friday 7th September 2012 quote quote all
You want a 20W50 oil. If you topped-up with Halford's own-brand oil that comes in old-style metal cans you should be fine. If it was a more modern oil it's probably got additives that may be less classic-friendly and will probably be a lower viscosity oil, probably too thin for our old, worn bags of bolts.

Unless you've only just done one it's probably time for an oil change anyway so just drain and replace.

As for what oil, I've switched to Millers classic oils and am happy with them.

For a standard engine - Millers Classic Performance 20W50 ( http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-68912-millers-oils-cla...)

For a tuned engine - Millers classic Sport 20W50 Semi-Synthetic ( http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-68913-millers-oils-cla...)

sastanack

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138 posts

29 months

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Friday 7th September 2012 quote quote all
thanks smile

I've done a few bits and pieces on Maureen under supervision but not had a stab at changing the oil yet. Managed it on the jeep a few months ago.. will remember to have a funnel and something to measure the oil in this time!

//j17

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Monday 10th September 2012 quote quote all
Wouldn't worry too much about a funnel/measuring how much oil you put in - remembering to put the sump plug back in is more important smile

Just add some and check the dipstick. Repeat as required.
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