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40,00 Mile Service due - What oil are people using??

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    40,00 mile service being done this saturday. Have been using Mobil 1 (0/40) and found it to be pretty good.
    Now considering using the new Castrol Edge Sport 0/40.

    Any other recommendations and what are people generally using??

    Most of the dealers near me in Surrey/Sussex are now using Mobil 1. Just thinking about trying something else.

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    Hello Platinum

    Use what you want - As long as it's VAG 503.00 or 503.01 you can't go wrong. Oh, and change it once a year too!

    I'm just about to source some Elf EXCELLIUM 0w30 vag 503.01 (same as Mobil 1).

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    Cheers bub
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    Castrol longtec III
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    Millers XFS 5w40
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    why change the oil? Audi's and VW normally do that themselves petrol or diesel.
    Audi suggest 0.5 litres every 1500 miles on my 2.4 A6. (My BMW 5 does not use oil at all)
    Really its just a replacement filter which is more important.

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    [ QUOTE ]
    why change the oil? Audi's and VW normally do that themselves petrol or diesel.
    Audi suggest 0.5 litres every 1500 miles on my 2.4 A6. (My BMW 5 does not use oil at all)
    Really its just a replacement filter which is more important.

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    Interesting post. So what you're saying is because your 2.4 drinks a little then you're changing it as you go along? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh_roll.gif

    Well, my 1.8t doesn't use a drop so it gets changed once a year.

    I work for a major motor manufacturer (not VAG) and their acceptable level of oil consumption is up to 1 litre per 1500km (932 miles).

    HTH

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