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5w40pd oil in a s3??

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by S3-Iain, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. S3-Iain
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    [Apr 23, 2013]
    I'm just wondering can 5w40pd oil be used in my 2007 s3? The guys at TPS told me it could be but I'm not 100% with this, they've made mistakes in the past.

    Can anybody help me with this, I've got 10litres of it in the shed and don't want to put it in of its not right.

    Thanks in advance!
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    [Apr 23, 2013]
    5w 30 is prob best.
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    I know that's best but I have loads of PD oil left over from my vrs I had before this car.
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    [Apr 23, 2013]
    is it 504.00/507.00 spec?
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    [Apr 23, 2013]
    This is 502.00/505.01
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    [Apr 23, 2013]
    Think you need to have 504/507 tbh
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    Keep to 5w/30 - the S3 engine will have been validated on 504/507 oil therefore it's best to use this oil.

    Wouldn't risk a S3 engine to save £40 in oil!!
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    Ok mate, well I'm glad I checked before I changed it! TPS giving wrong advice. Would anybody know if the 200bhp engine from a seat leon FR takes the same oil as a s3?
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    [Apr 23, 2013]
    And what oil would people recommend? I.e shell, castrol?
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    yes.

    You can use any brand of oil as long as it conforms to 504/507 but usually Mobil one is most suitable or castrol.
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    [Apr 23, 2013]
    Can't go wrong with castrol edge 5w30.
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    [Apr 24, 2013]
    As above always use Castrol Edge. Often find deals at Asda or Fleebay
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