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Discussion in 'General Technical / How To' started by oilman, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. oilman
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    As per title really.

    If you have any oil related questions etc please post them here and we will do our best to help.

    If you would like an oil recommendation please add the following info.

    Make -

    Model -

    Year -

    Mods -

    Use (road/track)

    Hopefully we can be of some use here.

    Cheers

    Guy
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    Anyone for some oil advice? Feel free to ask.
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    liam waiting, waiting, waiting

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    Make - Audi
    Model - 8P S3
    Year - 2009
    Mods - Stock (+ Stage 1 ECU tune, GIAC/APR etc)
    Use - Mostly road, couple of track days per year

    And how often would you recommend changing the oil (ie. every 7500km/5000m or so)?

    :icon_thumright:
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    Are you on the fixed or variable service schedule?

    Cheers

    Guy
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    15,000km set intervals.

    Same as our GTI. I change the oil on the GTI myself at half intervals. So am guessing the same will apply to the S3 too.
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  7. oilman
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    Something that meets the VW504.00 spec, especially if the car is under warranty.

    What can you get out there?

    Cheers

    Guy
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    Would probably stick to something from Mobil or Castrol I guess.

    We use Mobil 1 0W-40 in the GTI and the MINI.
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    Hi, whats best for my 2001 B6 Audi A4 1.8T. It has 77K on the clock, runs 10,000 mile fixed interval.

    It has no internal modification, but it does have aftermarket chip work that has eased the 150bhp up to about 180bhp-190bhp approximately.

    The cost of the oil is not an issue. What is the very best stuff for my car engine to ensure long life and happy motoring?

    Cheers

    Andy
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    Hi, I know this isnt exactly oil related, but im hoping you can put my mind at rest. I have just bought an 06 A4 1.8t petrol, and im now working away with my wife driving it. My worry is her putting diesel in the petrol engine( as our last car was diesel). Is this possible do you know? I know you can put petrol in the diesel engine by mistake, and you can buy a device to prevent you from doing so, but cant seem to find any info about accidentally putting diesel in the petrol tank. Any info greatly appreciated.
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    In theory the nozzels are different siezes so that it should not happen, but it does. If it does happen it all depends how much has gone in there. If she fills the tank then you have a problem, it will need to be drained and flushed.

    Cheers

    Guy
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    Ok cheers for that guy.

    scott.
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    Hi Oilman

    Can you give me a oil recomendation please.

    Make - Audi
    Model - S3
    Year - 2003
    Mods - None
    Use (road/track) - Fast Road

    cheers, much appreciated
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    Anyone for advice?

    Feel free to ask.

    Cheers

    Guy
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    Make - AUDI

    Model - A3 2.0 TDI 140

    Year - 2007

    Mods - Engine Remap

    Use (road/track) Road

    Really not sure what engine oil to use? There are loads out there.

    Any recommendations?

    Thanks
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    Anything that meets the VW507.00 spec, these will be 5w-30. All these are approved http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-754-vw-50700-oil.aspx

    Cheers

    Guy
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    Make - Audi A3

    Model - 2.0L TDI Quattro Sport

    Year - 2005 (55plate)

    Mods - Nil

    Use (road/track) - A-Class roads and B-Class Roads, about 15k mi p/a


    I've only just bought this, and i had a look at the oil, and it is BLACK. Despite the service manual being kept up to date, I doubt this has had an oil change in the last 10,000mi.
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    joedredd 2006 A6 S line 3.0tdi Quattro Avant

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    I suspect its on a longlife service, every 20K. Just do it every 7.5 - 10k much nicer to the engine.
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    here's one for ya oilman....

    Model - Audi A3 3.2 V6
    Year - 2004 (78k miles on clock)
    Mods - Standard
    Use (road/track) - normal road use, 6/7k per year
    dont plan on doing "longlife" servicing, just oil & filter change every 12 months, regardless of miles.
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    What kind of oil (grade etc) do you reccommend? I'm new to diesel!! :)

    Thanks
    J
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    Yes, that sounds like the longlife service schedule. We're hearing a lot of things about sludge build ups etc from the longlife schedule, JoeDredd is right just change it a bit more often.

    [FONT=Trebuchet MS, sans-serif]If you want to clean it out, the best thing you can do is drain out the oil that is in there, put in some cheap (the cheapest you can find) mineral oil and run the car for 15 minutes so the oil gets nice and warm. After running it, drain out the mineral oil and put in the correct oil.[/FONT]

    After that I'd run the car on a 505.01 or 507.00 (but change it before the car tells you to)

    [FONT=Trebuchet MS, sans-serif]505.01 - http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-751-vw-50501-oil.aspx[/FONT]
    [FONT=Trebuchet MS, sans-serif]507.00 - http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-754-vw-50700-oil.aspx[/FONT]

    [FONT=Trebuchet MS, sans-serif]They are all good oils, so make your decision based on any brand/price preference you have. [/FONT]

    Cheers

    Tim
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    It's not always the grade, it should meet the VW diesel specs. 505.01 is for the PD engines, 507.00 is for longlife servicing, or PD engines fitted with diesel particulate filters. Pre-PD engines aren't too fussy and are usually happy on a 5w-40 or 10w-40
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    Thanks a lot!

    Btw your links require a login.. :\

    What does PD stand for? (sorry to be a nuisance!)

    And for draining the oil, is it just simply the case of opening up the sump plug and letting it run out?
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    joedredd 2006 A6 S line 3.0tdi Quattro Avant

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    I use Castrol edge 5-30, but advice from opie is spot on.
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    Edge 5w-30 is a very good choice, but I would still change it sooner than the offical service schedule.

    Jonay, I'm not sure why it's asking you to log into those links, they should be fine and only ask you to login to buy. Anyone else have that problem?

    PD stands for Pumpe Deuse, basically a high pressure oil pumping system
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    I change it every 5-7.5k is that often enough?
    Yes I get the same log in requests
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    Yes, that's often enough. Leave it 8-10k if you want.

    Not sure why you are getting log in requests. I'm logged out of all the Opie stuff and it's letting me in.
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    doesnt really matter, I found the stuff on your site using the link in your sig :)
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    Any advice needed ?

    Ask us here, will be happy to help :)

    Cheers

    Oilman
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    [Mar 4, 2012]
    Make - Audi
    Model - a3 2.0 tfsi dsg
    Year - 2006
    Mods - stage 1 chip, BSH Intake, Milltake Exhaust back, 3" high-flow race catalytic converter, Upgraded fuel pump
    Use - Road, Fast..

    what do you think?

    get the login/pass too :/
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    Hi

    I would use a 5w-40 synthetic and you will find those through the link below.

    5w-40 engine oil | 5w40 oil
    Out of those, the best ones are the Fuchs/Silkolene Pro S, Millers CFS/CFS NT, Motul 300V, Redline and Gulf Competition. The Motul 8100 X-Cess, Millers XFS, Fuchs Supersyn, Shell Helix and Mobil Super 3000 are good, cheaper alternatives.

    Cheers

    Tim
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    Make - Audi

    Model - S3 8P

    Year - 2007

    Mods - Full Decat (near future - Induction and Mapping Mods)

    Use (road/track) - Road

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    I need to give the girl a full service in the next month. What oil would you recommend using? I have about 30lts or so of VW's Platinum

    Cheers
    Dan :)
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    Hi

    The oil you need depends on the service schedule the car is on. If it is on an annual/10k miles service, you need an oil that meets the 502.00 specification. If it's the variable service schedule, you need an oil that meets the 504.00 spec.

    502.00 - VW - Engine Oil - 502.00 (502 00)
    504.00 - VW - Engine Oil - 504.00

    The 504.00 oils are all good oils, so make your decision based on any brand/price preference you have. With the 502.00 oils, go for a 0w-30, 5w30 or 0w-40 or 5w-40.

    Cheers

    Tim
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    Make - Audi

    Model - A3 1.8t

    Year - 1998

    Mods - Front mount intercooler, 007p, induction kit, soon to get a k03s turbo, TIP + remap

    Used on the road
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    Hi, Marrick

    For your A3 1.8 we would recommend a good quality 5w-40 you can find plenty to choose from here 5w-40 engine oil | 5w40 oil


    We would recommend a Fuchs ProS, millers CFS, Redline, Gulf competition, or the Motul 300V.
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    2004 A3 2.0 FSI (non turbo) - ive already drained current oil, going to buy cheap oil let it run and warm up for a bit then drain it out and top up with a quality oil - what do you reccomend ?
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    The oil you need depends on the service schedule the car is on. If it is
    on an annual/10k miles service, you need an oil that meets the 502.00
    specification. If it's the variable service schedule, you need an oil
    that meets the 504.00 spec.

    502.00- VW - Engine Oil - 502.00 (502 00)

    504.00- VW - Engine Oil - 504.00

    The 504.00 oils areall good oils, so make your decision based on any brand/price
    preference you have. With the 502.00 oils, go for a 0w-30, 5w30 or
    0w-40 or 5w-40.

    Cheers

    Tim
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    oilman Need your advice bud

    Model - mk4 golf gti 1.8T
    Year - 2002 (100k miles on clock)
    Mods - stage 2 remap,fmic, full exhaust etc.(fast road/track use.

    I do regular servicing and oil changes. Have been using Mobil 1 super but was was planing on changing to quantum vw oil but I'm unsure if I should use 10w 40, 5w 40 etc?
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