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    Tony I do not think that Ford would change their manufacturing tolerances. Of course you can put 10/40 semi synthetic in because that is the nearest when 20/50 became less available, but that does not mean it is the best choice for the SOHC engine. I use 20/50 mineral, and that is what was in your engine for several years while I ran the car. The previous owner used the same.
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    Ok, more thanks, eventually found a mineral oil, 15w40, and based on my annual mileage I think it should work for me, with a change every year!
    should have added ,20w50 like rocking horse droppings here
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    I wanted to buy 20/50 SF spec oil for mine, had to get it online as no motor factors had it in stock
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    Euro Car Parts also seem to have adopted the policy of not stocking 20/50 mineral oil, Halfords still stock it.

    My local independent motor factor still stocks it along with other useful items
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    halfords is SG spec a little early spec for Pinto's
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    should have said SE
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    Completely off topic,

    We met a guy in France who had an old Admiralty diesel engine on his boat, complaining about the price of diesel fuel (Europe was going off red diesel for private craft) he discovered that Aldi would deliver a pallet of sunflower oil to the dockside.

    The engine ran fine, problem was it smelt exactly like a chip-shop underway and, as he asked “How the hell do you dispose of 1,000 empty plastic cooking-oil bottles?
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    Lay a road with them?
    Quote Originally Posted by kahawi View Post
    Completely off topic,

    We met a guy in France who had an old Admiralty diesel engine on his boat, complaining about the price of diesel fuel (Europe was going off red diesel for private craft) he discovered that Aldi would deliver a pallet of sunflower oil to the dockside.

    The engine ran fine, problem was it smelt exactly like a chip-shop underway and, as he asked “How the hell do you dispose of 1,000 empty plastic cooking-oil bottles?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan c View Post
    halfords is SG spec a little early spec for Pinto's
    On reflection at the time I was purchasing engine oil for the Singer Vogue
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    Bottles? Oh, its no problem...
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