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    What Oil??????

    Hi All Just Wondering What Oil Is Best For An 1.6 2002 With 72,000 Been Reading That Its Normaly 5-30 Or 5-40????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Den13 View Post
    Hi All Just Wondering What Oil Is Best For An 1.6 2002 With 72,000 Been Reading That Its Normaly 5-30 Or 5-40????

    Quantum Platinum 5w40 fully synthetic i think
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    5 or 10w 40

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    I've always used 0w40 mobil1 fully synth (which has the vw/audi approvals) but then it never gets under 3c here unless I go down to the snow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam_ View Post
    I've always used 0w40 mobil1 fully synth (which has the vw/audi approvals) but then it never gets under 3c here unless I go down to the snow.
    0w here would be shocking.

    10w40 Quantum gets my vote.
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    I have been using 5w 30 fully thought that was the recommended ?

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    Uve been using quantum 5w40 but I think I'll switch to 10w40 on mg next oil change
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    Quote Originally Posted by dre_S3 View Post
    I have been using 5w 30 fully thought that was the recommended ?
    For the later S3 it is. I was told by my oil man, the VW/Audi spec here for the 1.8t is 0w40 and the 8p and mk5/6 use 5w30. Might differ with temps.

    Just realised the dudes asking about a 1.6 though...
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    Ok cool thanks Sam the question is will 5w 30 be ok for the car as I have 3 5l bottles of the stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by dre_S3 View Post
    Ok cool thanks Sam the question is will 5w 30 be ok for the car as I have 3 5l bottles of the stuff
    5w-30 will be fine, and good for economy.

    What 5w-30 is it you have?

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    Re: What Oil??????

    I would put 10w 40 as these engines r getting old mate... my mechanic advised me of that..

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    Hey guys thanks for the reply I think I am going to go with 10 40 castrol magnatec should I get part or fully synthetic and how much will I be needing thanks

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    get fully synthetic and change it and the oil filter every 6 months mate. iirc 1.6 use 4.6 ltrs (dont qoute me on that mate)

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    Another vote for 5W30. I specifically choose Castrol Magnatec - I buy it when it's on offer at Halfords.

    I've always sworn by it ever since I put it in my old 3 series and the performance increase was notable - this is because the garage put part synthetic in rather than fully synthetic, may I add. I know an engine oil isn't going to suddenly give an engine extra boost or anything.

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    Ok thanks for the replys again might try the5 30 sorry for all the kinda dumb questions just its not my car it's the mrs i get to buy all the stuff and she dose it herself tho so it's not all that bad lol

 

 

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