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low on oil but can i mix?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by James TQ, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. James TQ

    James TQ Member

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    just checked my dip stick and its not on the scale! i think im running 5w/30 but all i have in the shed is 10w/40, can i top it up with that or is it not a good idea?
     
  2. SL11CKK

    SL11CKK Active Member

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    Personally I wouldn't, but depends on how much is missing.

    I would just stick to the same visocity oil
     
  3. sportquattro

    sportquattro Active Member

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    Yes you can, no real prroblem and certainly much preferable to running with the oil that low.
     
  4. James TQ

    James TQ Member

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    i took at least a liter! and still not in the stick! im surprised it didnt come up on the dash, im 99% its coming from the sump nut so im going to get a new one and re do the oil, cheers guys
     

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