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Shell Helix HX7 Diesel Oil

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by soulsurfer, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. soulsurfer
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    I just picked up a can of Shell Helix oil, 10w/40, only to read on the back that it's not suitable for engines with particulate filter, TBH I only wanted it for the Lego figures, so why isn't it suitable? Has anyone used it in their 2.0TDi?
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    davc Foursprung Duck Technik

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    lol it's probably too thick and may damage the dpf?
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    It needs to be a low ash oil 507.1 spec or better for use with the DPF. Nothing to do with the thickness.
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