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bah oil light on mk5 tdi

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by fingermouse, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. fingermouse
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    bah the wifes just told me the oil light has come on, thing is Ive never purchased any oil for it as shes only had it 6 months.

    car is a golf mk 5 2.0 tdi

    question is can i use anything i have or does it need special oil ?>???

    think I have some mobil 1 left from ths S3 will this do ???? I know jack about diesels.


    any help pls so I can sleep tonight and she doesn`t have to take the S3 to work tomorrow


    cheesr.......... mousey
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    Have a look in the service book for the Golf, it should say oil to a spec of VW 503 01 or something similar.

    The oil supplied with my new S3 is the same my dad got supplied for his Tdi A4 s line so i'd say yes!
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    says 507.00 or 506.01 for longlife

    but how do I know if it has a particle filter because if it has it says 507.00 only

    ffs when did oil become so difficult
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    Just stick some in its your lasses car ha ha!

    Like I said my dad got the same oil for his as mine, its probs only half a litre thats needed anyway if the orange warning light has come on so any can be used technically is its only a small amount.
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    i still remember when you just chose castrol or duchams ffs the oil shelfs must be a right supermarket sweep now
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    petrol engine oil should be ok in a diesel in small amounts but diesel engine oil has loads of additives that will strip too much oil from the working parts of a petrol engine.
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    looking into this on various sites castrol edge 5w/30 is the oil of choice it seems the same oil is used foir petrol as for diesels ???

    anyhow had some Fuchs 5w/30 in the garage so its got 1/2 a litre of that in it for now.
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