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    Question Engine oil additives for cold start wear reduction.....worth it?

    Hello all,

    What with the cold snaps we have been having (albeit sporadic) and the cold weather to come (i presume there will be), i have been a little concerned that my engine barely has time to get up to temperature before i get to work (only 5 miles).

    When i was in halfords picking up some consumables the other day i saw some engine oil additives that claim to reduce friction especially for cold starts.......magnatec style properties i presume.

    Does anyone have any opinion on these? Good? Bad?

    Names i saw were Molyslip engine protector, Extralube ZX1 and Slick 50...........links below to halfords web pages for these.

    If there is anything i can do to help protect the engine for such short journeys it must be a benefit surely?...........any input would be appreciated!:


    Halfords | Molyslip Engine Protector 325ml

    Halfords | Extralube ZX1 Micro Oil Treatment

    Halfords | Slick 50 High Performance Synthetic Engine Treatment 750ml


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    not worth it

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    Decent fully synth oil changed regularly is all you need...

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    Are you using Quantum stuff Tuffty?
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    Quote Originally Posted by S3 Paul View Post
    Are you using Quantum stuff Tuffty?
    Quantum Platinum

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    Do you only use VW filters from the dealers or are Bosch ones from say GSF or Eurocarparts as good?
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    Quote Originally Posted by S3 Paul View Post
    Do you only use VW filters from the dealers or are Bosch ones from say GSF or Eurocarparts as good?
    GSF in the past (MANN filters), Bosch from ECP or OEM from TPS which I think are MANN anyway... I use any of those that happen to be on the shelf at the time...

    Last oil change was a VAG one... when I dump the oil after running in the engine it will be a Bosch as that what Bill currently has on the shelf..

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    Ah ok ,
    I have been told that The one for my 2001 S3 is the same as that for the engine in my Mk2 golf ( ABF 2.0 16v )?
    I carry a couple for that car in the garage,
    Ive used millers oil for the summer but think its too thick for the winter so needs to come out
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    Quote Originally Posted by S3 Paul View Post
    Ah ok ,
    I have been told that The one for my 2001 S3 is the same as that for the engine in my Mk2 golf ( ABF 2.0 16v )?
    I carry a couple for that car in the garage,
    Ive used millers oil for the summer but think its too thick for the winter so needs to come out
    Probably is... VAG are lazy when it comes to parts and not only share them across marques they share them across versions too...

    I use 5W40 all year round... just drop it every 5k

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