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    fuchs titan oil

    Hi all, apologies as this is another 'which oil' type of question!

    After endless searches for this I've learned that firstly, my car ( 2.0 N/A) needs fully synth oil in. Now I was totally put off when the oil warning light came on on a sunday afternoon (of all times), with no oil in the back I succumbed to the horrendous BP price of a 1 litre Castrol edge 5w/30 fully synth.costing.....20 WTF!!!!

    So knowing that when the car had had its servicing it was filled up with quantum synta silver oil - which is semi syth BTW I was happy knowing that GSF were doing it majorly cheap.

    To which leads me on to today's purchase (eventually)
    Bought a 5 litre tub of Fuchs Titan XTR oil (they dont do quantum anymore) but even after confirming it with the sales staff he said that the 505 00 conformed to the VW spec. So start of the searching...

    What I've found is that although my service book says 501.01 I can now use the 503/504. Is the 503 only good for the S3 and TT?? the 00 at the end of the rating indicates its good for improved fuel economy, whereas the 01 indicates its for sportier models with increased anti wearing agents. As my car is now on a variable (10k) servicing AND knowing that semi syth does promote the build up of sludge deposits, is this 505 00 any good?? Seen lots of threads on other vwag forums saying they used the wrong oil, should have used the 01 variant etc. I've even read that its primarily for the diesel fraternity too.

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    Going to do a swap tomorrow at GSF for a 5w/30. Should I stick with fuchs or is there something better for around the 25 mark. Titan Supersynth?? Because for the price of 12 for 5 litres, it seems like i'm buying the bargain basement oil. Regardless of how good he said it was. Silkolene partnership so must be good.

    Deep breath..thanks chaps for any advise, but dont make it too long.....thems are for me!!

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    This is what I got from erwin the audi site for the oils for the various engines, this is also what the dealers have but it might be a few years old now. As to Fuchs they own the brand name silkolene and thats all I ever use in my bike and I have no complaints

    Engine oils for vehicles

    without LongLife Service:

    VW 50400/ 50200/ 50301/ 50501 for A3 3.2, A8 6.0


    VW 50400/ 50101/ 50200 Other petrol engines except RS6


    VW 50400/ 50501 RS6


    VW 50700/ 50501/ 50500 Diesel without pump/nozzle unit, without DPF*

    VW 50700/ 50501 Pump/nozzle unit diesel without DPF* except A2 1.2

    Engine oils for vehicles
    with LongLife Service:
    VW 50400/ 50301
    Petrol engines:TT (165 kW),S3, RS4 type 8D,A8 6.0, V6 3.0
    VW 50400/ 50300
    Other petrol engines except RS6
    VW 50700/ 50600
    Diesel without pump/nozzle unit, without DPF*
    VW 50700/ 50601
    Pump/nozzle unitdiesel, V6 TDI >110 kW, 4.0 TDI, without DPF*
    VW 50700
    Diesel engines with DPF* (with and without LongLife service)


    Last edited by enda1; 26th October 2007 at 08:33.
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    Thanks for that info.

    So, I really should be going back and exchanging it then seeing its specifically for a diesel 505 00.

    Happy to stay with fuchs but IIRC all of the 503 01 and moreso the 504 00 say longlife on it. Is it OK for me to put longlife oil in even when i'm on a variable??

    Have seen a Titan GT1 pro C2/3 which is 504 but made for peugeot and citroen and is for either longlife or variable. I'll compare prices against the Edge.

    Thanks again

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    Long life oil is specifically for the varaible service plan as if you drive really conservatively the oil change interval can be quite long so you need to use longlife oil.
    The 50500 spec looks like it is specifically for diesels on fixed service plan
    The 50101 spec oil as you can see from above is only for engines on the fixed service interval.
    For a long life service go for any oil that meets this spec 50400/ 50300.
    Below are some examples

    50300/50600

    Fuchs Fuchs TITAN Supersyn SL PCX SAE 0W-30 50300/50600

    Statoil Statoil LazerWay LL 503-506 SAE 0W-30 50300/50600
    Texaco Havoline Synthetic SAE 0W-30 50300/50600


    50400/50700


    BP BP Visco 7000 Longlife III SAE 5W-30 50400/50700
    Castrol Castrol Edge SAE 5W-30 50400/50700
    Castrol Castrol SLX Longlife III SAE 5W-30 50400/50700
    Castrol Castrol TXT 507 00 SAE 5W-30 50400/50700
    Castrol Castrol SLX LongLife III Topup SAE 5W-30 50400/50700
    Elf Elf Solaris LLX SAE 5W-30 50400/50700
    Elf Elf Excellium TDI SAE 5W-30 50400/50700
    Fuchs Fuchs TITAN GT1 Longlife III SAE 5W-30 50400/50700
    Mobil Mobil 1 ESP Formula SAE 5W-30 50400/50700
    Repsol Repsol Elite Longlife 50700/50400 SAE 5W-30 50400/50700
    Shell Shell Helix Ultra VX SAE 5W-30 50400/50700
    Statoil Statoil LazerWay LL SAE 5-W30 50400/50700
    Texaco Havoline Ultra V SAE 5W-30 50400/50700
    Valvoline Valvoline SynPower XL-III SAE 5W-30 50400/50700
    Volkswagen Original Teile Volkswagen LongLife III SAE 5W-30 50400/50700

    Enda1

    96 S6 2.3T
    99 A6 1.8T SE
    93 80 2.0 (gone)
    93 Kawasaki ZZR600

 

 

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