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Poll: Which Engine Oil (91 member(s) have cast votes)

Which Oil Do You Use

  1. Comma Classic/Sonic 20W/50 (10 votes [10.99%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.99%

  2. Millers Classic 20W/50 (21 votes [23.08%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 23.08%

  3. Valvoline VH1 20W/50 (8 votes [8.79%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.79%

  4. Castrol Classic XL 20W/50 (7 votes [7.69%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.69%

  5. Halfords Classic 20W/50 (27 votes [29.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 29.67%

  6. Motul Classic 20W/50 (2 votes [2.20%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.20%

  7. Morris Golden Film 20W/50 (5 votes [5.49%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.49%

  8. Penrite Classic 20W/50 (3 votes [3.30%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.30%

  9. Silkoline Silkolube 20W/50 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  10. Red Line 20W/50 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  11. Other Please List Below (8 votes [8.79%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.79%

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#16 Orange-Phantom

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 08:44 PM

Millers CTV 20W50 Semi Synthetic for me too!

Cold oil pressure 80-85 Hot Oil Pressure 70-75 (these being on idle pressures).

#17 robminibcy

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 10:03 PM

Halfords classic but soon to be changing. Cold idle about 60 hot just under 40 runs at 65 ish which I've been assured is ok but its less than it used to be and im not happy about it!

#18 rob963

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 04:59 PM

I have always used halfords classic,

getting about 80 cold idle, drops to about 50 when warm.

#19 mini93

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 05:20 PM

Iv used the Valvoline previously, my oil pressure was healthy, I cant remember what it was, running turbo oil pump (asking oil pressure is a bit of a dependable question!)
I will however be using the Redline oil as i get it through work now.

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 06:13 PM

I was told halfords and comma are the same, just over 60psi cold drops slightly when warm.

#21 Tamworthbay

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 06:18 PM

I was told halfords and comma are the same, just over 60psi cold drops slightly when warm.

Not sure, they definately perform differently in my mgb. I seem to recall the halfords was green, whereas the comma sonic is brown.

#22 KernowCooper

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 06:29 PM

Comma Classic is green a bit like duckhams, and I thought Halfords was green there data sheet comes from Comma so looks like it could be the Classic Oil ?

#23 absx2

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 07:47 PM

I still have 20 ltrs of Valvoline racing 20w50 that I use in my 1990 cooper. Its seen a lot of 7000 rpm loads on track days :0, loads of abuse and over 100,000 miles and has not gone bang..........yet. Excellent oil and loved by classic british motorcycle racers aswell.
Halfords 20w50 in the mk3 1000, oil pressure drops to about 60psi when warm and 75psi cold.

#24 jaydee

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 01:23 PM

Please dont class comma classic and comma sonic together, they're not the same oil, 'classic' is 100% crap, 'sonic' has a MUCH better formulation. Their PDS are available from comma oils so you can download and see what you get.

#25 Guess-Works.com

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 06:40 PM

All the classic minis which I look after and also those which come in for engine/gearbox work leave with either Comma Classic or Halfords Classic on board. Neither have I had trouble with, nor see any reason to believe they are anything other than a good oil for the classic mini. Obviously there will be those which may have higher specification engines which may need a different oil.

What I say to everyone how who asks me is, this is what I use, whatever you use is your choice, but what you should do is check it's condition regularly and change it when it's dark in colour and starts to smell of burning and not fresh oil.

#26 Klevdo2202

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 06:56 PM

Castrol classic XL

Pressure 75 when cold, drops to 50 on tick over when warm, then goes back to about 70 when revved.

#27 Alex_B

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 07:09 PM

Hellfrauds classic 20w50 here, I will be installing a pressure gauge soon so will come back with the pressures and I am tempted to swap out my oil after a couple of weeks to something better and will see how that affects pressure :)

#28 jime17

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 07:45 PM

Ahh you manual drivers think the world revolves around you.... ;-)

#29 1275GTS

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 08:02 PM

I've been using Valvoline vh1 20/50 in all my minis for several years with no problems at all.

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 01:08 AM

I'm in New Zealand so don't have access to these oils. What's people's thoughts on the below

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