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    5w30 Magnatec fully Synthetic

    Anyone used this stuff in their S3's? I've always used 10w40 Semi in my S3, but I have a whole load of magnatec lying around I don't want to waste.

    Yes or No?

    Thought I'd treat the S3 to an oil change before my track session on Saturday.


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    5w30 Magnatec fully Synthetic

    I used to use it in mine with no issues but may be a bit thin pending how many miles your motor has done with the hammering I presume your going to give it on the track
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    Quote Originally Posted by StaceyS3 View Post
    I used to use it in mine with no issues but may be a bit thin pending how many miles your motor has done with the hammering I presume your going to give it on the track
    I only do 2-3k miles a year max Stace, it's been almost 2 years and 3k miles since my last oil change.


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    5w-40 seems to be the best people say around here, thick enough that it won't burn but fully synth so works and last better.
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    As Vex said... i use Motul Excess 5w40 full syn

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    5W40 quantum platinum... I don't like te way 5W30 pours out like water...

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    Hmmm, I was more interested in the magnetic properties of the oil than the the 5w30 part. Guess I'll just use the standard 10w40 I've been using as before then.


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    5W40 Millers here found it to be very good

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    Jo, What you doing with that oil mate?

    I might be interested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottB5 View Post
    Jo, What you doing with that oil mate?

    I might be interested.
    Nothing, I purchased 6 of them on offer @Costco last year, sold 4 of them to my delivery driver at a profit, got 2 left! lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    Nothing, I purchased 6 of them on offer @Costco last year, sold 4 of them to my delivery driver at a profit, got 2 left! lol
    Let me know.
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    5w-30 will be fine with your S3, if you go onto the Castrol website and type your reg in they will recommend the 5w-30 fully synthetic Castrol edge.
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