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Don't shout at me but this is about oil.....again

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Davsurfa, Aug 29, 2009.

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    [Aug 29, 2009]
    I have had a mooch through most of this forum and the only threads I can find about engine oils are for S3's or turbos (http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/showthread.php?t=13374 ). Unfortunately mine is only a 1.6i and it's done 82,000 miles.

    I owned it for a week and the plastic dipstick guide was broken when I got it so having replaced it for a grand total of £2.07 I then checked the oil as there is a fine spray all over my engine. The dipstick was dry, I've put a litre of shell helix 10-40 fs in and that bought it up to the minimum mark but having driven it in the rain before I relised the guide was broken there is now water in the oil so I will change the oil and filter.

    The question I have is the shell helix oil overkill or spot on? Or is there a better suited oil for this model?

    Cheers for any help
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    What I would do is get in touch with Opie Oils (http://www.opieoils.co.uk/) and then let us know what they say. I know these guys from other forums and they really know their oil, and offer honest advice.

    This link: http://www.opieoils.co.uk/products-for-my-vehicle.aspx?product=oils-for-my-car shows you recommendations by engine.

    Generall I think the advice on oil is that the more you spend the better you protect your engine. A synthetic oil is not synthetic unless it is an 'ester synthetic' because anything else is likely a blend of natural oil and chemically process oil.

    Hope this helps a little :)
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    Sweet, cheers bud, I'm having a mooch through their site now. It would appear that the Shell Helix is good enough but when I come to do the change I'll use Castrol Magnatec 10w-40 ss. Jobs a good 'un:salute:
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    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    Castrol Magnatec 10w 40, I have always used that and use that now in the S3 too, works fine for me :)
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