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Mobil 1 ESP Formula 5W-30

DenCar May 26, 2010

  1. DenCar

    DenCar Member

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    This oil is currently selling in Asda for £32 for 4 L. I am thinking of an oil change for our 1.8 T, its currently running on Edge 5W-30. Should I change? any comments welcome.

    DenCar.
     
  2. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    As long as it meets VW 503.01 spec - then any is fine. I'd go for it.
     
  3. Sandip

    Sandip Well-Known Member Team Nogaro Blue

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    I get the 10w40 semi syn Mobil form Asda:)
     
  4. DenCar

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    Thanks Welly, its VW approved and meets VW 504/507.
     
  5. DenCar

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    Super Markets selling good quality oil has to be great news for the diy-er
     
  6. Sandip

    Sandip Well-Known Member Team Nogaro Blue

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    Definitely:) Any reason for choosing 5w30 bud?
     
  7. DenCar

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    Only had the car about 5 weeks 2002 with 73 K. Service record shows last 4 years 10w 40 semi used. I noticed inside the filler cap a lot of black sludge build up so had oil changed with edge 5w 30 fully synth. Now im going to drop oil again...didnt want to use engine flush....so decided on 2 quick oil changes. Sludge now disappeared from inside oil filler after running Edge. Car has run great since buying, my wife drives this car mainly, well sort of mainly!!!
     
  8. Sandip

    Sandip Well-Known Member Team Nogaro Blue

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    Cool, the 5w30 is longlife, the S3's tend to burn this grade more and 5w30 doesn't offer the best protection. You'll find that over time you'll end up topping up more often too. Most owners use 0w/40/5w40/10w40 and change it 8k ish.

    Just letting you know for future reference:)
     
  9. MURRAYS444

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    I think this chat is going to make me try change the oil and on my car and it is the first time wish me luck!!!
     
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  11. DenCar

    DenCar Member

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    Thanks for the input, 0w 40, 5w 40 would be a good choice.
     
  12. DenCar

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  13. oilman

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    This isnt true I am afraid, a good qality synthetic 5w-30 will out perform a bog standard 10w-40 semi synthetic (100% mineral base) in every way in the 1.8t.

    Cheers

    Guy
     
  14. Sandip

    Sandip Well-Known Member Team Nogaro Blue

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    I've seen a few cars using 5w30 and the main issue with this grade is it tends to burn hence the drop in oil level. This is why i say it doesn't offer the best protection. I think for the enthusiast a 5w40 or 10w40 with 6k-8k oil changes is more ideal rather than the longlife 12k. Each to there own and i respect what your saying but i hate 5w30 personally:)
     
  15. oilman

    oilman Active Member

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    Fair enough, each to their own, but it is fine to use
     
  16. DenCar

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    Bought the oil yesterday at Asda £32 for 5 litre, also checked Halfords again and its £16 per Litre...Wow Asda what a bargain.
     

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