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    Whats the best oil to buy ???

    What's the best oil to get ? Got a 99 a3 1.8t ! Going to halfords tonight and gonna get an oil filter from there as well any one used one of there's ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddya3turbo View Post
    What's the best oil to get ? Got a 99 a3 1.8t ! Going to halfords tonight and gonna get an oil filter from there as well any one used one of there's ?
    Yeah i find this good stuff

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    I'm in London so only place I can get to when I finish work !!! Halfords sell nearly all oils anyway , maybe not as cheap lol

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    Nice buddy I found this super stuff and quality.Thanks.

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    I second dave's link.

    I have delt with tim at opie oils and he really knows his oil. He would be the best person to speak with.

    For my rs4 & r32 i use gulf competition 5/40 ester fully synthetic. Great oil, and being ester has better properties then any other oil.

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    Whats the best oil to buy ???

    Hi mines a 1.8 APY engine and iv found some cheap magnatec 5w-30. Will that be ok. Everyone seems to have mixed views on this.

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    Id be using 5w-40, 30 is too thin i find and i imagine with yours been a apy the miles are high. Also use oem quantum oil or my preference is millers.
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    Millers is my choice..

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    That said if you're buying your filter from Halfords you might as well use chip fat.
    I quite often say I'm going to do things.

    Then never do them.

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    Dave have you tried their nanotech stuff yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 16Klappe View Post
    That said if you're buying your filter from Halfords you might as well use chip fat.
    LOL. Good point.

    I've used Silkolene ProS in my last few cars and it's been faultless. Expensive though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dani_B19 View Post
    Dave have you tried their nanotech stuff yet?
    No but i have it sat here waiting to go in, courtesy of the oil man, just ordered a filter today....Any good?

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    Do you mind telling me how much you paid? Guessing you got 5w-40? From what ive read and been told its meant to be really good, fast car did a back to back dyno test also, they had a st and vxr and they both made good bhp and torque from just changing the oil, the st mad over 40lb more torque and the vxr made a extra 15bhp+ from memory.
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    Whats the best oil to buy ???

    Quote Originally Posted by Dani_B19 View Post
    Id be using 5w-40, 30 is too thin i find and i imagine with yours been a apy the miles are high. Also use oem quantum oil or my preference is millers.
    Thanks! It has don a few :/ 140 ish. Millers? Ok cheers.

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    Am I right that Castrol Edge is the same as VW Quantum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dani_B19 View Post
    Do you mind telling me how much you paid? Guessing you got 5w-40? From what ive read and been told its meant to be really good, fast car did a back to back dyno test also, they had a st and vxr and they both made good bhp and torque from just changing the oil, the st mad over 40lb more torque and the vxr made a extra 15bhp+ from memory.
    Invoice is at work.. around £48 with the discount springs to mind...

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    I use millers too. Havent tried the Nano one yet but will see, A friend with a tuning company has ordered quite a few tubs he is keen to test it .
    I know a couple of people with direct accounts . I save 25 on the one i use now, Will have to ask about this nano one
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    Whats the best oil to buy ???

    Quote Originally Posted by s3dave View Post
    Millers is my choice..
    Does that look like the stuff. XFS for petrol and diesel.
    Price looks good to me too

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    Sure i use xfs but like said ill be changing to the nanotech stuff, dearer but alot better.
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    Whats the best oil to buy ???

    Im with you now. I just read it again. Who makes that stuff then.

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    Whats the best oil to buy ???

    Oooo googles magic. Millers? I might give that a whirl then

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    Yes millers mate.
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    Whats the best oil to buy ???

    S3 APY- I got round to sorting the oil change the other day. I was expecting my MPG to go up from 19. Its actually gone down to 14-16.
    We've had a lot of snow and freezing temps here in the last week or so. Not sure if thats to blame.
    I thought 19 was bad as i used to average 22 when i had the car.
    Will have to get a scan this week i think.
    Any thoughts people?

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