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Best Engine OIL for 2.0 TDI ????

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by fesss_84, Nov 18, 2007.

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    [Nov 18, 2007]
    Hi People

    Just wondering what peoples experiences has been with different oil's its for a 2.0 TDI Audi A3.

    Whats the best and whats the worst????? is there a better oil for winter months????

    Also, how regularly should the oil be checked in the engine.????

    Thanks
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    Basically any oil that meets VW specification VW507 00. Quite a number do but check on the container. There is no need to use any different oil in winter than in the summer.

    Personally I use Castrol Edge 5w-30 which I tend to buy in a 4 litre can from Halfords. Shell Helix Ultra VX 5w-30 is another one which meets the spec.
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    cheeers Dave, but how often do you check your oil?
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    Apparently Motul is the best money can buy.
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    I got a shock when my oil warning light came on going up the A1. Guess I'm not used to diesels and their oil consumption! I was glad of the 1L can from Audi in the boot but a little concerned after the whole experience.

    How much oil should/do they get through?
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    Whenever I wash the car, usually now about once every two weeks.
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    [Nov 20, 2007]
    hi guys, thanks for your previous input, Much Apreciated!

    another question...

    can someone please tell me whats the best type of oil to put into the engine?

    is it....5w-30???

    has anyone tried any different type of oil to maybe increase performance???

    between AMSOIL and MOSUL, who would you say is better quality product???
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