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    1 Week till remap day!

    Good Morning! Only one week untill i take the long trip up to R-tech and damn am i excited Going to do a full service before i head up, wanted to ask what oil most people are using? Im currently using Castrol GTX 5w 40 part synthetic. Can i use a fully synthetic oil? And is there anyone in the hertfordshire area who has VAGCOM who wouldnt mind checking my car before i go up. Will pay in beer or cash

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    What mods you got

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    Longlife custom Exhaust, 3inch Downpipe/Decat, FMIC, Forge 008p dv, VR6 Clutch/G60 Flywheel, Stage 1 Revo Map.
    Fitted my KO3s last weekend, leon cupra R fuel pump going on tomorrow.
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    fully synth is a good idea and will do no harm

    use 5w40, NOT 5w30 though.

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    Cheers aragorn, any particular brand of oil you would recommend?
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    KO3s, TIP, Longlife custom Exhaust, 3inch Downpipe/Decat, FMIC, Forge 008p dv, VR6 Clutch/G60 Flywheel, Stage 1 Revo Map, Momo GTR Alloys.

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    Calibra 346cc injectors, JOM Coilovers and some bits and bobs.


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    just a question why use 5- 40 instead of 5-30 ?

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    30 weight oil is too thin, espeically given these cars are all getting on a bit now!

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    mines a 1999 s3 with a 130 000 on the clock and I've only recently changed the oil should i drop it and use some 5w40 ?

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    when i serviced mine just over 2 months ago i put this in (130k on the clock) -
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    thats still 5w-30 and not 40 like aragorn said

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    i know, this was recommended when i brought the service bits even though i told ECP the mileage, i may need to buy 5w-40 in then?

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    Quantum platinum 5w 40

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    I've been looking on ebay and is this quantum platinum 5w40 is it ok for the petrol engine as its going on about the dpf for diesel engines ?
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