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    Engine oil

    Just a quicky guys.

    What grade oil should I be using or would you recommend using for my 1998 Audi A3 1.8 Turbo? (AGU engine code)

    I have been running on 0/40 Fully Synthetic Mobil 1 and changing it every 4K, but some people say use 10/40.

    So guys what are your thoughts?

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    Re: Engine oil

    TTT

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    Re: Engine oil

    I use 0w40. If its not drinking it, then you can use this no problem!

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    Re: Engine oil

    Mine's been on 0w40 Mobil One changed every 10K for almost all it's life and doesn't use any oil whatsoever (1997 1.8T AGU engine).

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    Re: Engine oil

    Cool.

    I was checking though as someone on another forum said to use 10/40.

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    Re: Engine oil

    10w40 is standard spec, but if you can get away with 0w40 you might aswell!

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    Re: Engine oil

    i used quantum synta synthetic oil, was only bout 11 retail price, oil filter bout 3.86 as well both from vw

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    Re: Engine oil

    I was using Mobil 1 but at the last change AmD put Synta Gold in it as they said that Mobil 1 was too thin.

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    Re: Engine oil

    I'll be off to Halfords this evening, what Oil should I buy?

    Synta gold? (do halfords sell it?)

    0W40?
    5W40?
    10W40?

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    Re: Engine oil

    why not use the slx recommended by audi?

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    Re: Engine oil

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    why not use the slx recommended by audi?

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    DIdn't know it was, have never changed the oil in my car before, been done at services so haven't got a clue which oil to buy, was interested in what everyone else uses.

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    Re: Engine oil

    Mobil1...

    Cheaper than SLX and VAG503.01

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    Re: Engine oil

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    Cheaper than SLX and VAG503.01

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    Isn't that for long life serivicing? (VAG503.01)

    Wouldn't that be a bit of a compromise to overall performance?

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    Re: Engine oil

    I use the Halfords own brand fully synthetic 5w/40. This is the same spec as Synta Gold. Halfords is 30 for 5 litres, but they often do specials with it half price or 2 for the price of 1.

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    Re: Engine oil

    I am still using the Mobil 1 0/40 Fully Synthetic, and it's running well.

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    Re: Engine oil

    i used to use mobil 1 in all my petrol cars and diesel 306 did over 120K with no problems on thats stuff, ive always took Moby1 to be the best

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    Re: Engine oil

    I use the Mobil one too, if its good enough for F1!

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    Re: Engine oil

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    I use the Mobil one too, if its good enough for F1!

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    The oil F1 teams use is completely different to that used in road cars. But I agree Mobil 1 is a top quality oil, i have used it for years. I have also used the Halfords fully synthetic oil which i believe is made by Mobil for halfords and have no complaints about it.

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    Re: Engine oil

    I'd say there's nothing wrong with Mobil1 at all and if anyone has a costco card they do it pretty cheap! Think it was about 20 for 4 Litres!

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    Re: Engine oil

    In the end there was very little choice!

    So I went with Halfords fully synthetic, as jcs356 said it was buyy one get one half price. So, 10 litres for 45.

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    Re: Engine oil

    I always used Synta gold 5W40 stuff (I think it was 5W40 anyway)

    Changed twice a year...it was fine.

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    Re: Engine oil

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    I always used Synta gold 5W40 stuff (I think it was 5W40 anyway)

    Changed twice a year...it was fine.

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    Sounds right as that's what AmD use for there servicing.

 

 

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