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    DIY Oil change.

    As the title says!!!

    Going to try and change the oil on my car at the weekend have a rough idea how to do so does anybody have any advice like what's the best oil to go for and should I use an engine flush???

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    Don't use engine flush,

    give the car a run and let it cool slightly

    do the oil change,

    use VW503.00 spec oil



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    Magnetic plug sounds good but I'm going to be buying the stuff over the counter I'll find somewhere that sell them thanks tho.

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    After the first time i did mine on the S3 and struggling to remove the filter with a chain wrench i bought one of these
    http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item....uk&dir=catalog
    Its pretty tight down there for room with the I/C pipe and i find this works a treat.

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    I actually have an oil filter wrench hope it does the job!!!

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    you can get one thats like a big socket for about 5 that just fits on the oil filter nice and snug.

    Remember when you fill the oil to put the drain plug back in first (sounds daft but I know ppl who have done it )

    Also fill with oil then start engine for a few seconds then recheck oil level as it will drop when its filled the filter with oil.
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    oil. id get quantum platinum over the counter from your audi or vw dealer and get a filter from there at the same time et voila

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    I'd get all the bits from GSF as they sell the Mann filter which is OEM and Fuchs semi synth which is fa better than the supposed longlife shyte Audi use and half the price. If you are DIYing then just do a change every 8k miles which is far better for older engines than longlife fully synth
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    Quote Originally Posted by wibble111 View Post
    After the first time i did mine on the S3 and struggling to remove the filter with a chain wrench i bought one of these
    http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item....uk&dir=catalog
    Its pretty tight down there for room with the I/C pipe and i find this works a treat.
    Iv got a special tool, its a screw driver and a hammer. Aslong as you use oil which meets VW spec your alright. I used mobil stuff last time, its cheap enough
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    http://www.fuchslubricants.com/index...=product_29_13

    that can be got from GSF and its ideal for your lump, or better/cheaper still, quantum platinum

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportstractor View Post
    Iv got a special tool, its a screw driver and a hammer. Aslong as you use oil which meets VW spec your alright. I used mobil stuff last time, its cheap enough
    That was how i did mine first time eventually, took me about an hour just to get the filter off lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt82 View Post
    oil. id get quantum platinum over the counter from your audi or vw dealer and get a filter from there at the same time et voila
    Yeah that's the stuff I got was really surprised with the price as 5 litres was 15 and I think the filter was about 7 including sump plug was gonna go for castrol oil but oil is just oil as long as it is the right grade.

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    Oh and I got a Free bottle of engine cleaner I think I done great conisidering I was initially going to just get the oil filter!!!

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    quantum platinum meets loads of vw specs

    OE Ref:
    ZGB115QLB00511

    VW 502.00
    VW 505.00
    VW 505.01

    SAE 5w40 Fully Synthetic

    Suitable for Petrol and
    Diesel vehicles on fixed
    service intervals, including
    PD engines.

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    http://www.thetradepartsspecialists....ta%20Sheet.pdf
    1. Description/Application
    Quantum Platinum is a fully synthetic SAE 5W-40 engine oil for all year round use in applications where an oil of that
    viscosity grade and performance level (API SL/CF, ACEA A3/B4/C3) is recommended, in particular high performance
    vehicles and those under arduous conditions, such as extended high speed driving, towing and high temperatures.
    Quantum Platinum uses an optimised blend of full synthetic base oils and a carefully selected and balanced additive
    system. Quantum Platinum is suitable for use in Volkswagen Group Pumpe Dse engines (meets the VW 505 01
    specification) on fixed service intervals. Not suitable for VW Group vehicles following a Variable Service regime.
    2. Features/Benefits
    • Full synthetic formulation ensures optimum high temperature performance and oxidation resistance
    • Excellent thermal stability and superior wear protection to meet the specific demands of the Pumpe Dse
    engine design
    • Low ash formulation to maintain Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) performance (note: VW Group vehicles fitted
    with a DPF must use Quantum LongLife III oil)
    • Specifically formulated to provide improved fuel efficiency when compared to conventional engine oils
    • Excellent low temperature flow properties ensure rapid oil circulation for efficient cold starting and initial
    wear protection
    • Low volatility reduces oil consumption and can improve catalyst life
    3. Performance
    SAE 5W-40
    API SL/CF
    ACEA A3/B4/C3
    VW 502 00 / 505 00 / 505 01
    Ford WSS M2C-917A
    4. Technical Characteristics
    SAE Viscosity Rating 5W-40
    Relative Density at 15C 0.85
    Viscosity at 40C, mm2/s 75
    Viscosity at 100C, mm2/s 13
    Viscosity Index 173
    Pour Point, C -42
    Flash Point, (closed) C 203
    5. Availability
    Description: Part Number:
    1 litre ZGB 115 QLB 005 10
    5 litre ZGB 115 QLB 005 11
    20 litre ZGB 115 QLB 005 12
    208 litre ZGB 115 QLB 005 13
    Bulk 500 litres+ ZGB 115 QLB 005 14
    Bulk 1000 litres+ ZGB 115 QLB 005 15

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    Ok just an update I managed to sucsessfully change the oil and oil filter of my car today im very happy but very dirty as when I removed the sump plug and had the bowl to catch the oil I never notice the big crack in the bottom of the bowl and having oil leak over the drive after cleaning up removed the oil filter and replaced that and also cleaned the air filter out happy days!!!

 

 

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