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    Question 5w-30 or 5w40??? 1.8 non-turbo petrol

    Hi folks.

    Need to top up my girlfriends A3, which oil type should we use?

    Once we've had it a while we will do a full change but what top-up for now?

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    Anything will work in it as long as it's just for a top up and short while ! I would buy 5L of 5w40 fully synthetic and top up with that, use the rest for the oil change !
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    i'd probably use 10w40 semi-synth in a NA 1.8, but if you goto a decent factors you can probably buy 5w40 fully synth for not-much-more, so use that if you fancy.

    Change it now, rather than topping up. It'll take you half an hour and you know its fresh then.

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    Thanks guys.

    Just topped up with fully-synth 5w-40.

    Will deffo do a service soon enough

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