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Oil advice and recommendations here

oilman Jan 29, 2009

  1. oilman

    oilman Active Member

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    Hi folks,

    With winter here and plenty of cold starts, perhaps it's time to consider changing the oil that you use in your car.

    Does your antifreeze need changing?
    Is your gearshift okay when cold?
    Do you need something to protect your car from the weather?

    Let us know if you need any advice, we are here to help. You can call us on 01209 202944, email us at sales@opieoils.co.uk, or just ask here.

    Cheers

    oilman
     
  2. hooosay13589

    hooosay13589 New Member

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    Hi I have a audi a4 2.0tfsi quattro dtm edition and was wondering what oil you would recommend? It has a stage one on it at the moment but will be looking to go stage 2 in the future.
     
  3. oilman

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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 - http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-746-vw-50200-oil.aspx
    504.00 - http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-749-vw-50400-oil.aspx

    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
     
  4. mr964porsche

    mr964porsche New Member

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    2003 Audi A3 TDI What oil?
     
  5. Gazwould

    Gazwould Well-Known Member

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  7. AndreasJohn

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    Hi mate, need a bit of advice

    Model-a3 2.0tfsi s-tronic
    Year-2006 72,000miles
    No mods

    Looking to do full oil change and dsg oil. Ecp recommended using Triple QX DSG Fluid for gearbox and triple qx 5w/30w for engine but I'm not to sure what's right and not
     
  8. oilman

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    Hi

    The engine 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 - http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-746-vw-50200-oil.aspx
    504.00 - http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-749-vw-50400-oil.aspx

    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.

    With the DSG box, the Fuchs DCTF, Millers ATF DCT/DSG, Motul DCTF, Vavoline SynPower/Max Life and Pentosin FFL2 will be fine for it.

    http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-3155-dct-dual-clutch-transmission-fluid.aspx

    Cheers

    Tim
     
  9. AndreasJohn

    AndreasJohn Member VCDS Map User

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    Thanks Tim
     
  10. AndreasJohn

    AndreasJohn Member VCDS Map User

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    Sorry to bother you again Tim,

    I now have the correct oil :) and I don't need the DSG oil on this service as ive found out it got done 32000 miles ago.

    When I bought my 2.0 tfsi it had a lot of gunk in the oil cap housing and the dip stick, due to the car sitting around for a long time doing minimal miles. So I wanted your advise on the next paragraph please.

    I was going to drain the old oil out, use flushing oil with a new filter and let the car idle for 30mins then drop that out and put in the correct oil with a new filter - I thought to do this to make sure i got all the gunk out of the engine.

    What are your thoughts?
     
  11. oilman

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    Hi

    Using a flush can be a bit too harsh, if you do, go for a detergent based one like the Millers Engine Flush, rather than one of the solvent ones. Generally, I would recommend using a cheap oil (5w-30, 10w-40 or 15w-40) for a couple of days normal use and let the detergents in that gently clean the engine.

    Cheers

    Tim
     
  12. AndreasJohn

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    Right, well I bought this, I'm not sure if it's more solvent or detergent...i haven't really got the time to order anything else in as I'm doing my service tomorrow and it's the only time I have.

    If the gear I've attached is not good, I'll go with the cheap oil route, and I'll have to drop it out within a week or two.
     

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    Hi

    It's not one I've dealt with, so I'm not sure.

    Cheers

    Tim
     
  14. AndreasJohn

    AndreasJohn Member VCDS Map User

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    Ok Tim, many thanks for your help. Have a good weekend
     
  15. Ianski68

    Ianski68 Active Member Team Mauritius Audi A4 Audi Cabriolet Owner Group S-line owners group TDi Manual

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    i have a A4 B7 2.0 Tdi, 82,000 miles. Driven medium to hard. Service plan is 12 months or 10,000 miles. What oil is best for the old tug....

    thanks..Ian.
     
  16. Gazwould

    Gazwould Well-Known Member

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  17. oilman

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    Hi Ian

    you need an oil that meets the VW507.00 spec.

    http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-754-vw-50700-oil.aspx

    They are all good oils, so make your decision based on any brand/price preference you have.

    Regards

    Tim
     
  18. Chrissyp83

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    Oil advice please

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    2.0 TDI (140bhp)
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    No engine mods
     
  19. Gazwould

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    The VAG staple diet , 507.00 .
     
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  21. Andy9

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    Hi, i have a 2004 Audi A4 B6 1.9tdi Quattro, can you tell me the correct oil for the 6 speed manual gearbox and the rear diff, thanks, andy
     
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    Thanks for that, I really wanted the diff oil as wanted to change it at the weekend, was thinking of Fuchs titan gear oil 75w90, do I need the semi synthetic or the fully synthetic gear stuff for race ? Cheers, andy
     
  24. oilman

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    Hi Andy

    Rather than the 75w-80, I'd generally go for the 75w version for the box.

    http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-982-fuchs-titan-sintopoid-fe-sae-75w-85-fully-synthetic-gear-oil.aspx

    It's a little thinner, so makes the shift easier and puts less strain on the box.

    The diff needs a 75w-90 GL5 oil.

    http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-673-75w-90-mtfs-manual-transmission-fluid.aspx

    The Fuchs Syn 5, Millers CRX, Red Line 75w-90 GL5, Motul Gear 300 and Gulf Competition are ideal for the diff. The Fuchs Sintopoid, Castrol Syntrax Longlife, Millers TRX, Motul Motylgear, Mobil SHC and Gulf Syngear are also good choices.

    Cheers

    Tim
     
  25. CHEZ

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    Can I have some oil advice please.
    A5 2.0tfsi with 900 miles on a brand new engine.
    Just coming up to 1000 mile run in period because I am old school and believe in this practice lol.
    I intend to remap to stage 1, and will service every 5/6k miles.
    What spec, brand will suit my needs best
    Cheers
     
  26. Gazwould

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    Think you've quoted the wrong link there for the box oil Tim , as 85 isn't thinner than 80 .

    This FE SAE 75W ?

    http://www.opieoils.co.uk/pv-1210-f...1-litre.aspx?gclid=CK3vzOD7gc8CFUw8GwodDGMHfg
     
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    Ooops, sorry, yes, that was the wrong one I linked to, yours is the correct link.
     
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    Hi

    Is the engine under warranty? Was it fitted by Audi or someone else?

    Cheers

    Tim
     
  29. Andy9

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    Thanks ever so much Tim for the great info, many thanks
     
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    It was fitted by audi, and yes has a 2 year warranty
     
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  32. Damiankowalski

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    Hi oilman I need your advice please
    Make - AUDI

    Model - A3 1.9 TDI

    Year - 2009

    Mods - non

    Use (road/track) Road

    Really not sure what engine oil to use? There are loads out there but witch one is the best one for that type of engine. I'm not sure what's service setup is any idea how I can check this ?

    Any recommendations and advices?


    Thanks
     
  33. Gazwould

    Gazwould Well-Known Member

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  34. Damiankowalski

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    Thanks
    What brand you think ?
     
  35. Gazwould

    Gazwould Well-Known Member

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    Quantum .
     
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  36. Damiankowalski

    Damiankowalski New Member

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    Cool thanks for your help :)
     
  37. Retroman

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    Just been supplied an UPI oil filter. Are they a decent brand?
     
  38. oilman

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    Hi

    Yes, it needs 507.00, but Quantum is not the best brand. While Quantum is alright for an own brand oil, there are better brands.

    http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-754-vw-50700-engine-oil.aspx

    Those are all fine to use and, in general, they are good oils. The G Force is our more basic option, but that is probably in line with the Quantum.

    If you want the best, the Fuchs Titan Race Pro C3 is ideal.

    http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-89826-f...3-5w-30-ester-fully-synthetic-engine-oil.aspx

    Cheers

    Tim
     
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    Do you mean UFI? We used to sell them and still have some left that we are selling, but UFI have stopped supplying the UK, so we can't get more in. They are good filters.

    If it is UPI, I've never heard of them.

    Cheers

    Tim
     
  40. Gazwould

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    I don't doubt the quality of the Fuchs , Millers , Motul etc .

    But it sounds like you have undisclosed lab analysis to say Quantum is just an OK oil ?

    Given it's popularity and often the cheapest approved and VW trademarked , why don't you sell it ?

    I'm sure it would out sell G Force ( what no data sheet ) all day long which is a non approved Carlube so Tetrosyl produced oil .
     

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