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09-11-2011, 23:29   #1
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Engine oil grade ACEA B1 API CF-4 or CF

Question about this grade oil

I have a Toyota Corolla 1.4 D-4D and on the book it says 5W30 ACEA B1, API CF-4 or CF You may also use API CE or CD

Now i was in halfords today and picked up a drums of there 5W30 oil at €20 for 4 liters.
Without knowing all the ACEA details my question is i picked up 5W30 with ACEA A3/B3, A3/B4 API SL/CF so is this not good for my car and would i need to go back and change it for the ACEA B1 instead.

The oil says fully synthetic for vauxhall and opels for petrol and diesel.


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09-11-2011, 23:58   #2
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It'll be grand. No need to change it.
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Thanks just worried as in the book there is a warning for another engine type that if you use another type you can damage the cat.
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OP, it does say on the halfords website that the oil in question (it is this, right?:http://www.halfords.ie/webapp/wcs/st...egoryId_212419) is A1/B1 rated but the zoom image of the bottle of oil only shows A1. This implies it is only suitable for petrol engines.

To be fair, i have used it before without any ill effects (yet!!). I serviced my car recently with it and my mpg has dropped, although it may have more to do with the set of winter tyres i put on a few weeks ago. Next time i will make sure to get only a B1 to B5 rated oil.
Here's a wiki type page on oil spec:http://wiki.seloc.org/a/Oil_Labelling_Explained
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Thanks for the input i was thinking the same but the ford sign is not on the one i got and the A3/B4 is on it instead of A1 like in the picture. Thats why i am questioning the oil. Read somewhere that the B1 is for better fuel econ for diesel but he B4 is for performance.

Just looked at second link and yes its what i saw before.

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Just got off the phone with halfords and they have numerous versions of the 5W30 and the ones on sale were the ford one and the vauxhall one that i got.

My car is the new shape 2007 toyota corolla 1.4 d-4d with the 1nd-TV engine.
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It'd be a miracle if you got any sense when "on the phone to Halfords"

Better, in my view to research it yourself and buy from a local motor factor. Or even from Toyota.
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