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2.5 V6 TDi Engine Oil

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by AlexGSi2000, Mar 9, 2012.

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    AlexGSi2000 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    [Mar 9, 2012]
    Just after some advice on oil for these engines.

    Firstly, im taking it the 2.5 V6 TDi is a "PD" engine?

    On all my cars in the past I have serviced them myself, I will be doing the same with my A4 - I change the oil and filter every 6,000 miles religiously.

    When I purchased my Audi last month, the first thing I did was carry out an oil change - I used 0-30 Shell Helix Ultra Extra which complies with VW 504.00 / 507.00.

    Is this oil ok to use on this engine? (in the past on the service receips 501.01 has been used)

    If its ok then I will carry on using it - its just that I have heard horror stories with cams being chewed on PD engines.

    Thanks!
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    [Mar 9, 2012]
    It's not a PD engine no.

    The spec is listed in the manual, I can't remember what it is off the top of my head.
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    [Mar 10, 2012]
    As above.
    But I either use castrol Edge or genuine vag long life oil.
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    Use a 5w40 oil as the longlife oil is too thin ! Drop it every year/6k and you'll have no issues whatsoever !
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    Turkster Bro.Paul 2.5TDI Quattro Sport

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    [Mar 12, 2012]
    so would you advise against the long life 2 year service that audi offer? i was thinking the long life service was the better type? also how many Ltrs of oil does it take?
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    Which oil do you use mate?
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