1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Oil for 1.8tq

mojocvh Feb 9, 2014

  1. mojocvh

    mojocvh Member

    167
    16
    18
    Just found this stuff, what do you think? is it any use ??

    5W40 Fully Synthetic Motor Oil is suitable for use in the latest high performance petrol and diesel engines requiring low viscosity oil, including turbo charged petrol and light diesel vehicles.


    Gives maximum performance for cold start to high temperature driving, and outstanding engine cleanliness and protection. This motor oil is suitable for vehicles with catalytic converters.

    Meets or exceeds the requirements of the following specification: API SL/CF ACEA A3/B3.


    5l for £20 at ASDA!!!!
     
  2. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    18,536
    865
    113
    yeh it should be fine. Just change it regularly and use the bigger filter from the B6 A4.
     
  3. griswold

    griswold Member

    350
    7
    18
  4. griswold

    griswold Member

    350
    7
    18
  5. mojocvh

    mojocvh Member

    167
    16
    18
  6. mojocvh

    mojocvh Member

    167
    16
    18
    Well that was an eyeopener. An ester 5w-40 "gubbed" by 1.8tq in 3 months/3500 miles....it came out a khaki colour [as opposed to amber] then when I got the hose right down to the bottom of the sump, black. As the engine had been both subjected to a Forté flush, fill & flush before final fill thats a bit interesting.

    aragorn, eventually stuck to Castrol Edge 5W-40 FST not cheap but then not as expensive as the black fuchs esters at £20 plus over the Castrol....

    Let's see how it comes out next 3000 on...
     
  7. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    18,536
    865
    113
    khaki color? you mean beige? sounds like water and oil mixing?

    Mine gets the cheapest 5w40 i can find and it gets changed every 5k. I usually buy it in 25L drums from the factors.
     
  8. mojocvh

    mojocvh Member

    167
    16
    18
    Went in amber came out dark brown/khaki through the clear tubing, then turned to black with nozzle pushed into a recess, had some tiny bits of varnish out from the bottom as well, moved the nozzle in further to sook up the **** that it could get to from the abysmal depths of the sump....looks dark brown in the container......probably still OK but having run oilburners for some 15 years before seeing the oil in this condition after 3000 miles was a surprise.
     
  9. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    18,536
    865
    113
    the ester oils dissolve a lot of ****e from the insides of the engine, so its not really surprising they'd discolour quickly.

    You probably find your oil pump isnt getting all the **** out the bottom of the sump either, i'd really suggest you use the drain plug instead and change the oil with a hot engine.
     
  10. mojocvh

    mojocvh Member

    167
    16
    18
    Good bit of gen there re esters. That link on the sn rating has an informative spider chart showing improvements[[:blahblah1:]] over previous standards. Now with an oil change at 3000 miles I don't think we're pushing a quality oil.

    Yeah I agree, but space and time constraints etc, etc...

    :icon_thumright:
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2014

Share This Page