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2.5 tdi non longlife oil service

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    [Nov 2, 2011]
    After ready about longlife oils and my own personal beliefs in longlife oils I've desided I'm going to get it changed so I know it's been done

    What oil do you use? Genuine filter is on the list and is their a way on changing the dis service counter to a non longlife interval?

    Thanks in advance
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    Turkster Bro.Paul 2.5TDI Quattro Sport

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    I ask for the 2 year service at Audi every year with the long life oils, But i tend to take the car in every year in FEB to have an oil service ahead of time as i want my 4 new cams to be loved as much as they can be,
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    I'll be doing this one myself you see and was trying to avoid putting in longlife, but I see your reasoning their, still get the stamp and the oil still gets changed on a 12month basis
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    i do mine every 8-10k and use castrol edge 5w-40 with a genuine filter. cams are fine still at 133k
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    Me too .Never bothered about dealer stamps my previous 2.5tdi Quattro just sold without a murmur on my own assurance for servicing disc and pad replacements for the last 2 years +
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    What's the capacity of the 2.5? 4.5 or 5.5

    Cheapest places to find some?

    Thanks for replies too
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    Asda do the Castrol for £35 but thats for 4 ltrs and you will need about 5.I find you need to have the car dead level to fill cos the stick is so difficult to read
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    You must ONLY use the correctly specified VW approved LongLife oil.* A "generic" longlife, or a GM or BMW approved longlife oil is NOT acceptable.* If you do top up inbetween services with a non-VW LongLife oil, the oil quality sensor will notice this, and the car will develop a noticeable reduction in the service due computer.

    This is the part that I'm curious about, I'm not certain that it was previously serviced with the correct oil, if I change it for my own piece of mind then I know it's right


    Time and Distance Servicing Regime - conventional fixed servicing intervals
    These are the more "relaxed" operating requirements for Time & Distance regime:
    Mileage:* less than 10,000* miles per year.
    Type of Journey:* Mainly city/town centre driving.* Short journeys.
    Conditions:* Frequent cold starts.* High engine loading - eg, frequent hill climbs, vehicle fully loaded, towing.
    Driving style:* Uneconomical - eg, heavy acceleration, heavy braking, constant changes in speed, constant use of high revs, 'sporty' driving.

    Is what area I fall into with car usage, I don't clock up many miles over the year, work is local and I do car share. I will be towing also
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    However, please DO continue to use the higher quality LongLife oil, and not the lesser quality Time and Distance oils.* If your engine or car is highly modified, or if you are a particularly 'enthusiastic' driver*

    As you said, long life on a time and distance regime
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    I use longlife but do it yearly. Probably every 7k.
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    5.3 litres is the amount. its not cheap im afraid. ebay can be your friend i picked up 9 litres for 50quid (bargain) but even a 1 litre top up at halfords etc is 15quid.
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    Yep - I do exactly the same - and do about 7.5k a year mileage.
    I use Quantum 3 Longlife oil 5w/30 - I bought 5 litres on the Bay for £28 delivered last June.
    It's about £38 for the same from Lincoln Audi. :wtf:
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    Thats sorted then, cheers for the advice
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    I did a naughty change of oil mid year actually. But didn't do the filter. To hell I go!
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    So did I cos I guessed most of the oil in the filter drains back and an oil change is something I do when in the mood and I didnt have a filter handy
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