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Best Oil for Audi TDI

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by slips, Dec 8, 2004.

  1. slips

    slips New Member

    Oct 26, 2004
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    I constantly get the oil light flashing on my dash. The oil was only changed recently along with the filter and oil pressure switch. The light comes on every 10-15 minutes once the car has warmed up and then goes away, 10-15 minutes later it comes back again.

    Is anyone else getting this problem? ItÂ’s getting quite annoying now.

    After some snooping around and I think it may have something to do with the type of oil I used (I used diesel of course, just one from a high street). Is there a specific one I should use for best performance???

    Can anyone pin point what the problem may be, thank you in advance!!

    Slips ( Audi A4 1.9 TDI 1996)

    Any help appreciated
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  3. If your car has the PD (pumpe-duse) engine than the oil you should be using is a PD oil which carries the VW code 505.01 the viscosity is 5w-40.

    If not then the code would be 505.00 which is either 0w-40, 5w-40 or 10w-40.


  4. you dont have the pd engine if your is a 1996 model.
  5. The factory fill is by a German Company called Fuchs Lubricants.

    They supply VAG with 15,000,000 litres per annum.

    Their oils and the specs are on my website.

  6. evomaster3000

    evomaster3000 Member

    Dec 8, 2004
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    Yeh Fuchs do make some of the best lubricants and will have any oil for any job! Don't be put off by the name is't top quality stuff way better than any high street castrol stuff.
  7. They're just a bit hard to get hold of as only available through specialist outlets.

    You can always contact us. Tech details on all of their high performance range are here:



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