1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

5w30 or 5w40?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by S3 finatic, May 7, 2011.

  1. S3 finatic

    S3 finatic Limp mode

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2011
    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    1
    Hi all, i know this has been discussed numeurous times, but for some reason today i keep getting soory nothing found when using the search function.

    I own a 54 plate A3 2.0L TDI 140 sport, with 120k on the clock. It recommends using 5w30 or 504vw - 507vw oil.
    I can get 5w40 for the same price and used this in my S3, even though it recommended 5w30 for that.

    What would be the best one to go for?
    And i can get 5w30 castrol magnetic really cheap, never tried it, so would it be ok in my car?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement



    to hide this advert.
  3. mike foster

    mike foster Fossie
    VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2010
    Messages:
    3,967
    Likes Received:
    80
    5w 30 Castrol from Asda - £30 for 5 litres
     
  4. Smoothie

    Smoothie Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2010
    Messages:
    1,431
    Likes Received:
    4
    5w-30 castrol edge fully synthetic meets vw507
     
  5. paddy

    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2008
    Messages:
    5,133
    Likes Received:
    125
    At a 120k on the clock i would go for a 5w/40 or even a 10w/40 simply because its thicker and will give you better pressure in a worn pump and bearings and less leakage past worn rings etc.
     
  6. markie A3

    markie A3 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2011
    Messages:
    149
    Likes Received:
    3
    I'm running the castrol 5w 30, but mines done 65k and I change my oil every 4 months, bit extreem perhaps, but this stems from my Subaru days! I know our cars dont run as hot as a petrol turbo, but they soot the oil and turn it black very quickly after changing it... Id agree with paddy as per your mileage, or more frequent changing if you decide on the Magnatec
     
  7. S3 finatic

    S3 finatic Limp mode

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2011
    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    1
    I put castrol 5w30 in. And I will be changing mine every 6 months.
    Thanks for your replys..
     

Share This Page