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paddyk | 17:03 Thu 11th Oct 2018 | Motoring
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Hi. Is it OK to top up the oil in a 2010 Ford Ka 1.2 with 5/30 fully synthetic ? I only ask as my friend's car is really short on oil - the oil light came on and when I checked, it doesn't even register on the dipstick !! I have some fully synthetic in my garage which he could have. I think it will be OK but have looked online and get a lot of conflicting information. TIA

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Yes because semi-synthetic motor oil is a blended mixture generally 70% regular motor oil mixed with 30% full-synthetic oil therefore by adding or blending more full-synthetic oil into the mixture merely increases the percentage amount of full-synthetic oil within a pre-blended semi-synthetic brand....
20:13 Thu 11th Oct 2018
Unless you're friend is planning on driving in the Sahara Desert (where 5W-40 oil might actually have some point to the higher temperature rating), 5W-30 will be absolutely fine.
^^^ Why do I keep typing "you're" instead of "your"?

I do know the difference, honestly!
Question.....when did oil stop being so "oily"? I have fully synthetic 0W-30 and it's just a bit more viscous than water.
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It says semi synthetic on most of the specs 5/30 grade is not really the issue - just needed to know if fully synth will be ok as it's all I've got. will advise him to get some semi-synth rather than damage the engine
Yes because semi-synthetic motor oil is a blended mixture generally 70% regular motor oil mixed with 30% full-synthetic oil therefore by adding or blending more full-synthetic oil into the mixture merely increases the percentage amount of full-synthetic oil within a pre-blended semi-synthetic brand.

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