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    what oils for A3 (8L)?

    hi all, looking to change the gear box oil in my A3 1.8T, 1997, its got 125k on the clock,

    whats the best to go for also any heads up on engine oil for it? as ive judt read a thread saying 5w-40 would be alot better than 5w-30!!!

    maybe someone could post up a permanent thread on all the oils for the A3 (8L) as its hard to find it. also how many litres both engine and gearbox takes.

    cheers

    matt.
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    i just had a service on my A3 1.8TQ at a Audi specialist, ive got 85,000 on the clock and they said 10w40 as the parts are old and worn it will be a better oil.

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    Can't beat 10/40 semi skilled, good all rounder
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    what about the gear box oil?

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    10W40 Fully Synthetic for me....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dazboss View Post
    Can't beat 10/40 semi skilled, good all rounder
    Daz what the hell is a semi skilled oil mate?

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    I used Quantum Platinum 5W40 fully synthetic and I got it from Audi for 22 for 5L

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    any advance on what gearbox oil to go for?

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    I've got a S3 and i'm going to change my gearbox oil this weekend end. im putting this stuff in.

    75w-90
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    Motul MOTYLGEAR 75W-90 Gearbox and differential lubricant Technosynthese
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    Quote Originally Posted by danger S3 View Post
    I used Quantum Platinum 5W40 fully synthetic and I got it from Audi for 22 for 5L
    I have no idea how you managed to do this. I rang the Audi dealer 3 times to check the price of it (even with an exact reference code), and they said "There is no way they are getting it for that price. The cheapest we have EVER bought it ourselves is 16, and we buy in HUGE amounts!". They quoted me 62 + vat for 5L of that stuff, so I ended up getting Mobil 1 ESP 5w30 (503.01 spec) from Halfords - 39.99.

 

 

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