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Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by scr8pdo, Aug 29, 2013.

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    [Aug 29, 2013]
    Since I bought my car, it has had quite a bad oil leak and Ive been using Castrol GTX I know, I know tut tut n all that but its worked fine, I do have 5 litres of the correct grade oil along with filters oil/fuel etc, but Iam now worried that its gonna pi$$ out like a sieve being thinner oil, I did put some stop oil leak in and i=only bloody cured it! so hopefully it wont, Iam also gonna buy a new clean inlet off addamms 24 and EGR delete the git so I will keep you up to speed on the filthy task I face ( I love old oil tbh) lol but gonna Gunk the engine dodown and locate the leak hopefully :)
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    [Aug 29, 2013]
    what is the "correct" oil you've bought?

    It shouldnt be any thinner than the Castrol if its the right stuff.
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    No sorry for confusion mate, the Castrol is 10/40 the other is synthetic 5 somat cost me bout £40 odd quid for a gallon
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    The first digit is the cold viscosity, and doesnt really matter all that much.

    The second number is the hot viscosity.

    so 10w40 and 5w40 are the same once hot.
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    [Sep 1, 2013]
    Thanks buddy, also on the subject of oil, what do I use in the gearbox?
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