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Best oil to use???

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by gsxrmark, Jun 21, 2011.

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    [Jun 21, 2011]
    Hi there,just got myself a nice a3 1.8t facelift:yahoo:,i am going to do a full service on it,ie oils and liquids,just wondered what is the best oil to use for engine and gearbox?:unsure:,ie make and grade,any help would be great.

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    [Jun 21, 2011]
    5w-40 seems to be the general suggestion. Check out opieoils.co.UK.
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    [Jun 21, 2011]
    cheers mate,any advice on gearbox oil ????
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    [Jun 21, 2011]
    5w 30 or 5w 40 Fully Synth.

    But do oil and filter change every 6 months.

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    [Jun 22, 2011]
    Oilman is the opieoils rep on here. Ping him a pm if you are going to be refreshing fluids and in sure he will help you out on what you need
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    I've been using Mobil1 0w40, not problems as yet (touch wood!).
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    [Jun 22, 2011]
    I was also going to ask this question, cheers :happy:
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    [Jun 23, 2011]
    castrol edge 5w 30 is silky smooth in my 1.8t, no problems
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    [Jun 23, 2011]
    Ive tried every oil possible and by far the best for performance gains is the expensive Shell Ultra 5w30 so far ive only been able to buy it in litre bottles , couple it with shell Vpower which Im led to beleive is now 100RON, I used the above in my M3, EVO6 and scooby STi when I had them I also used Bg44K fuel cleaner and this really really works, it will change your car its like a slight chiping of the ECU in terms of performance is the best way I can describe it especially if you have a high mileage car like I have

    Though it still amazes me how many people just turn their cars engine off straight away when they have been driving...........Im gob smaked as the oil burns onto the turbo and eventually will stuff the turbo completely
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