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    Mobil 1 ESP Formula 5W-30

    This oil is currently selling in Asda for Ł32 for 4 L. I am thinking of an oil change for our 1.8 T, its currently running on Edge 5W-30. Should I change? any comments welcome.

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    As long as it meets VW 503.01 spec - then any is fine. I'd go for it.
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    I get the 10w40 semi syn Mobil form Asda
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    Thanks Welly, its VW approved and meets VW 504/507.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandip View Post
    I get the 10w40 semi syn Mobil form Asda
    Super Markets selling good quality oil has to be great news for the diy-er

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    Quote Originally Posted by DenCar View Post
    Super Markets selling good quality oil has to be great news for the diy-er
    Definitely Any reason for choosing 5w30 bud?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandip View Post
    Definitely Any reason for choosing 5w30 bud?
    Only had the car about 5 weeks 2002 with 73 K. Service record shows last 4 years 10w 40 semi used. I noticed inside the filler cap a lot of black sludge build up so had oil changed with edge 5w 30 fully synth. Now im going to drop oil again...didnt want to use engine flush....so decided on 2 quick oil changes. Sludge now disappeared from inside oil filler after running Edge. Car has run great since buying, my wife drives this car mainly, well sort of mainly!!!

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    Cool, the 5w30 is longlife, the S3's tend to burn this grade more and 5w30 doesn't offer the best protection. You'll find that over time you'll end up topping up more often too. Most owners use 0w/40/5w40/10w40 and change it 8k ish.

    Just letting you know for future reference
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    I think this chat is going to make me try change the oil and on my car and it is the first time wish me luck!!!

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    http://www.carbibles.com/engineoil_bible.html

    read above link, look in particular for the part on VAG 1.8T engine, quite interesting

    lots of love martin

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandip View Post
    Cool, the 5w30 is longlife, the S3's tend to burn this grade more and 5w30 doesn't offer the best protection. You'll find that over time you'll end up topping up more often too. Most owners use 0w/40/5w40/10w40 and change it 8k ish.

    Just letting you know for future reference
    Thanks for the input, 0w 40, 5w 40 would be a good choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martin g View Post
    http://www.carbibles.com/engineoil_bible.html

    read above link, look in particular for the part on VAG 1.8T engine, quite interesting

    lots of love martin
    Thanks for the link, an excellent read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandip View Post
    and 5w30 doesn't offer the best protection.
    This isnt true I am afraid, a good qality synthetic 5w-30 will out perform a bog standard 10w-40 semi synthetic (100% mineral base) in every way in the 1.8t.

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    I've seen a few cars using 5w30 and the main issue with this grade is it tends to burn hence the drop in oil level. This is why i say it doesn't offer the best protection. I think for the enthusiast a 5w40 or 10w40 with 6k-8k oil changes is more ideal rather than the longlife 12k. Each to there own and i respect what your saying but i hate 5w30 personally
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    Fair enough, each to their own, but it is fine to use
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    Bought the oil yesterday at Asda Ł32 for 5 litre, also checked Halfords again and its Ł16 per Litre...Wow Asda what a bargain.

 

 

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