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Discussion in 'General Automotive Chat' started by AlexGSi2000, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. AlexGSi2000

    AlexGSi2000 Well-Known Member
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    Afternoon -

    Engine oil is one of the areas that I spend a while researching - reading up on.
    I consider it "the" most important part of a car due to the job it does - lubricating & keeping the engine clean.

    I am just curious as to what brand & type of oil people use on here?

    At the minute I am using Shell Helix Ultra 5-40 in my 2.5TDi.

    Just looking at finding out what people have used / use and what their thoughts are.

    I also usually change my oil and filter every 5/6k - currently toying with the idea of moving to an ester based oil as opposed to a mineral base-stock.
     
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  3. doublem_1

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    I use Castrol, the gold bottle stuff. 505.01 I think for the PD130 engine.
     
  4. oilman

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    If you can use an ester based oil, it will give the best protection. What year is the 2.5tdi?

    Cheers

    Tim
     
  5. a3sline_nottingham

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    i have a 2ltr petrol FSi SLine - can anyone recommend the best oil for mine too please
     
  6. oilman

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    Is it standard/modified and road/track/mixed use?

    Cheers

    Tim
     
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    Valvoline SynPower XL III (5w-30)

    Researched it to death using various websites and experimenting as well. Used to use Castrol Powerflow III... which was later replaced by Edge I believe... and personally the Powerflow III was quite good but the edge burns more quickly... and gets dirty more quickly...

    I have used Valvoline for the last 8k miles and changed twice every 4k miles... I think I've found the right oil for me.
     

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