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infamous oil thread

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by toaophil, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. toaophil
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    toaophil Audi!

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    I know, i know- but I've searched through past threads and nobody seems sure of their answers!

    Doing the first oil change on my 1.8t 190 since i got it.
    Really don't know the best oil to use! Its not so much finding the right one, its avoiding the wrong ones!

    Cheers all
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    go to VW or Audi and ask them for the right one, job done.
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    it's either 5/30 or 5/40 depending on car useage, i have always used 5/40 in our car (same as yours) with no issues winter or summer, use a genuine filter you have a choice of 2 one is a lot bigger than the other and is nearly 3 times the price. Personally i use Millers oils and bought 5 litres delivered for under £35.00 it was XFS longlife but i change it every year
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    as above correct spec is 5w30 but if you drive the car hard id reccomend 5w40 so it doesnt loose its viscosity after a few thousand miles normally aspirated cars will get away with 5w30 but the turbo can get very hot on a 1.8t and break down the oil quite quick

    i use fuch titan in all 3 of my cars very good oil and not that expensive
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    Eurocarparts have an offer on for QX fully synth 5/40 about £20 with filter.
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    5w40 approx £21 @ dealer
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    Eurocarparts been doing Castrol Edge 5/30 at £21.99 special offer check their website !
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    Asda has decent prices on Castrol Edge. Personally use Quantum Longlife which is a sub devision of Castrol used by manufacturers and far cheaper whilst meeting all oil specifications, supposedly Edge is better though.
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