AH FabricationsJMB Retrofits
Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1
    audiman2014's Avatar
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Lincolnshire
    Posts
    17

    Which Oil & filter to use on a 1.8T B6 ?

    Hi,

    Looking to do an oil & filter change next weekend and after having a good look around there seems to be a varied opinion as to what's best so in the end I was looking to go with Audi/VW Quantum PLATINUM / PD Oil - 5 Litres 5 40 - 5w/40 and a Mann FILTER now there seems to be two types of filter that will fit either a W719/30 or a W940/25 which I understand is bigger could someone please confirm that the oil would be ok and which filter they'd choose or point be in the direction of a better alternative.

    thanks in advance
    Last edited by audiman2014; 2nd February 2014 at 20:14.

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    S4_dan's Avatar
    Fire up the Quattro!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Somewhere in the Howardian Hills!
    Posts
    1,596
    On my 2.8 V6 B5 Audi, I atcually used an 'Oversized' filter. Initially a lot of 1.8t B5 owners used the bigger filters I just wanted to use it on the 2.8 because I could. The extra oil capacity was 'supposed' help with relieving any sludging issues.

    There are plenty of threads about it with part numbers. Do a quick search.

    Dan
    2002 2.5 V6 Quattro
    Mods Done: Q5 Rear aero wiper. Front ambient light install. Led number plate lens. Towbar with 13pin electrics.
    Mods to complete: Sport shocks to go with Eibach pro springs. Fit 17" 5 star matt black wheels. Fix lack of torque at low revs. Get a custom exhaust system fitted.

    FOR SALE - Eibach Pro Sport springs for a 2.5 V6 B6/7 PM ME.

  4. #3
    Pabs's Avatar
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    617
    On my 1.8T 190 i use 5w30 oil and always use the larger filter. I change mine every 5-6k
    A4 1.8T 190 S-Line, Stage 2 Shark Performance Map 230 BHP, Pipercross Panel Filter, Forge 007 DV, Blue Flame Performance Exhaust + High Flow Sports Cat, 8k HID Lights, 8k HID Fog Lights, LED Sidelights, LED Number Plate, Front + Rear Ambient Lighting, LED Interior Bulbs, Grooved Dimpled Disks, Ultimax Pads, RNS-E DVD, Tinted Windows, S4 Grill, Votex Rear Skirt, BOSE, Leather, Engine Covers, S4 Mirrors, RS4 Pedals, Gloss Black Wrapped Grills, 19" BBS LM's Summer, 19" RS6's Winter, Coilovers

  5. #4
    audiman2014's Avatar
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Lincolnshire
    Posts
    17
    Thanks for that information do you have a part number for the filter you use please? I've just been on the MANN website and they say the B6 can use a W940/66 filter which is apparently larger

  6. #5
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    429
    I have always used genuine audi oil filters, the last one i fitted to our old 1.8t was the bigger type cost nearly double the smaller type! as for oil 5w40 millers fully synth is my choice

  7. #6
    T0m
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Lichfield
    Posts
    456
    Ive got a1.8t I always use an Audi Filter (they are not that expensive) the right size one and the Audi Quantum oil 5w40 never had an issue!

  8. #7
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    123
    Does anyone have part numbers for the filters?

  9. #8
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Leicester (LESTA)
    Posts
    57
    Changed the oil in my 1.8T cabriolet. £19.99 Quantum PLATINUM 5W40 and a oil filter for £5.99 from TPS

  10. #9
    audiman2014's Avatar
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Lincolnshire
    Posts
    17
    Apparently in the MANN filter range there are three to choose from for the 1.8T the part numbers are either W719/30 (standard size) or W940/25 (Larger size) or W940/66 (larger size)

    Hope this helps

  11. #10
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    123
    Gone for a gen Audi filter (larger one) and Castrol edge 5w30 for £35 all in.

  12. #11
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Leicester (LESTA)
    Posts
    57
    What's the advantages of going for a larger oil filter? I'm guessing something to do with sludge issues?

  13. #12
    T0m
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Lichfield
    Posts
    456
    Quote Originally Posted by MILF View Post
    What's the advantages of going for a larger oil filter? I'm guessing something to do with sludge issues?
    More oil more cleaning power is the theory keeps the sludge at bay fella!

  14. #13
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    The 'carse of Gowrie.
    Posts
    115
    Quote Originally Posted by T0m View Post
    Ive got a1.8t I always use an Audi Filter (they are not that expensive) the right size one and the Audi Quantum oil 5w40 never had an issue!
    Mann W950/4 on my 1.8tq.

    Be warned, it's big, don't run out of fresh oil if you purchase it [oil] in 1ltr bottles, <hehe>

    FYI Fuchs Race Pro S 5w-30 this time around [5-40 last time].

    Less than 5k and oil is streaking on the dipstick [not much but it's starting] these longitudinal turboed engines are HARD on their oil for sure.

    On another oil thread I started I talked about ASDA SJ rated 5w-40 synth, I have decided to use that as an intermediate flushing agent before draining after 20 minutes running before filling with the ester based Titan.

    I had the same done when I bought the car but also used a propriety flushing agent, have decided to just use oil for a clean out from now on as I feel it COULD be a hazard if you don't know the full history of the engine.....

    my10pworth anyway.

    Mo.
    Last edited by mojocvh; 15th February 2014 at 13:28.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. which oil to use???
    By A3tell in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 22nd August 2009, 07:11
  2. Which oil and filter for my car?
    By RyanJonS4 in forum Parts Requests
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 18th May 2009, 20:11
  3. which oil & filter?
    By ickleric in forum A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 28th August 2008, 19:47
  4. Which oil do i use in my A4 1.9 TDi 110?
    By imported_Donald_MacIver in forum Diesel forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 18th April 2006, 16:43
  5. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 5th September 2005, 20:46

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO