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Am ok using 10W/40 semi syn oil in my 1999 T REG 1.6??

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by jnielow, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. jnielow
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    [Jun 19, 2013]
    Hello guys

    I have had my A3 for about 8 months, not due a service yet so do not know what oil has been used before!. I have been using a vw 505.00 approved 15w/40 API SL/CF ACEA A3/B3 to top up as and when. Bought some 10w/40 semi syn today with same numbers, am I ok to use this just for topping up? Mileage 131,000

    Many Thanks

    Jason
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    id say its not going to do harm if you have to but most advise full syn especiall for the age of yours
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    Stick to factory spec, which is 5w-40 full synthetic.

    If you do want to go up to 10w-40 then rather go for full synthetic.
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    cheers Guys!!!
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