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    And the correct oil is..........

    Castrol SLX Longlife III (or Castrol SLX Longlife 3 for search engines!) for my std 2007 A4 2.0 TDI (170PS) S-Line Special Edit.. - according to the Audi stealer.

    - I have now done circ' 5k miles & needed to top up the oil - does anyone know where one can buy this oil? - The stealer (which isn't too local wants ~13 + VAT a litre).

    I tried Halfords, local shops & Garages (BP - Castrol under another name!). Allmost all insist that it doesn't exist - even when I poked the empty(ish) bottle under their noses!

    I was told the Castrol edge is the replacement for Castrol SLX Longlife II - (Cos it says so on the edge bottle and Castrol SLX Longlife III doesn't exist remember!!!!). But the stealer keeps saying it needs to be the Castrol SLX Longlife III.

    With the oil consumpton typical with the 2.0 TDI (170 PS) engine we need to find a cheep (right-price) for this stuff.

    Any ideas? - Even if the edge is suitable (that is also 504.00 and 507.00 compliant in the 5W-30 like the SLX Longlife III) - but that's even more expensive ~17 from the local shops & BP garage!

    I really don't want to re-morgage the house to top my oil up!

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    This is the replacement, SLX is being phased out...
    http://www.castrol.com/castrol/produ...tentId=7027058
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    I know the edge is the replacement for the SLX 2 (and perhaps the SLX as you say).

    But is it the replacement for the SLX 3?

    After all the SLX 3 has come out after the Edge - Feb 2007 I believe whilst the edge oil was 2005.

    Other forums indicate SLX is up to 2005, SLX 2 (and edge) post 2005 with the unhardned cams, and SLX 3 for the most recent engines with hardned cams - basically I guess why the stealer insists it should be SLX 3 and not SLX or SLX 2 for my engine.

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    This is a list of Audi recommended oils that meet the 504.00 and 507.00 spec.
    Edge meets the spec and is perfectly suitable for your car

    This is the list of recommended Oils from Erwin the official Audi site for vehicle information

    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 SLX Professional Powerflow
    VW Longlife III 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
    Gulf Oil Gulf Formula GVX SAE 5W-30 50400/50700
    Kuwait Petroleum Q8 Formula V Long Life SAE 5W-30 50400/50700
    Mobil Mobil 1 ESP Formula SAE 5W-30 50400/50700
    Mobil Mobil SHC Formula V 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
    Shell Pennzoil Platinum VX SAE 5W-30 50400/50700
    Shell Q European Engine VX SAE 5W-30 50400/50700
    Shell Shell Helix Ultra LX SAE 5W-30 50400/50700
    Shell Q Diesel Plus SAE 5W-30 50400/50700
    Shell Shell Helix Ultra AP SAE 5W-30 50400/50700
    Shell Shell Helix Ultra Extra SAE 5W-30 50400/50700
    06.10.2006
    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
    Total Total Quartz INEO 504-507 SAE 5W-30 50400/50700
    Total Total Activa INEO SAE 5W-30 50400/50700
    Total Gulf Progress Intensia SAE 5W-30 50400/50700
    Unil Opal Opaljet Energy 3 SAE 5W-30 50400/50700
    Valvoline Valvoline SynPower XL-III 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
    Updated 6/10/2006

    Below is also from Erwin and is the info the dealers have on the recommended oils. If you look at the bottom it hasn't been update since 2005 which is why the bloke in the dealer is trying to ensure you put only this in your car

    The Audi Lubricants Concept for
    Vehicles with and without LongLife Service
    Application of the flexible change interval depends primarily on the use of particular LongLife motor oils. Please note
    the article on the Audi Service Net (HSO Chapter 6.2).
    Model
    LongLife
    service
    from chassis no.
    A2 incl. pump injector 8Z 1N 000 001
    A3/S3 without pump injector
    with pump injector
    8L YA 000 001
    8L 1A 102 981
    A4/S4/RS4 without pump injector
    with pump injector
    8D YA 000 001
    8E 2A 000 001
    A3/S3 without pump injector
    with pump injector
    4B YN 002 888
    4B 2N 000 001
    A8/S8 excluding 3.3 TDI 4D YN 000 181
    TT 8N Y1 050 000
    Engine oils for vehicles
    without LongLife Service:
    VW 50400/ 50200/ 50301/ 50501
    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
    Recommended engine oils :
    VW 504 00/ 507 00 : Castrol SLX LongLife III
    VW 503 00/506 00/506 01 : Castrol SLX LongLife II
    VW 505 01 : Castrol 505 01 Audi motor oil G052 167 A2/A6
    VW 502 00/505 00/503 01 : Castrol FORMULA SLX 0W-30
    VW 502 00/505 00 : Castrol TXT SOFTEC+ SAE 5W-30
    VW 501 01 : Audi engine oil G052 167 A2/A6
    Castrol Service Hotline : 040/3594-5330
    or
    www.castrol.de
    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 unit
    diesel, V6 TDI >110 kW, 4.0 TDI, without
    DPF*
    Types 8P, 8H, 4F, 4E all have Long-Life service.
    recommends VW 50700 Diesel engines with DPF* (with and without LongLife service)
    * DPF: Diesel particulate filter
    As at Feb.1, 2005
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    Yes the SLX III is no longer, it has been split up in to other oils in the Edge range, mainly the Edge 5w-30.

    We have plenty of all the edge range http://www.opieoils.co.uk

    Cheers

    Guy.

 

 

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