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What oil for 1.8T?

Oranoco Aug 8, 2008

  1. Oranoco

    Oranoco Well-Known Member

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    Sent my missus into the parts place yesterday to grab some plugs, filter and oil.

    The bloke recomended an oil and she came home with it. Problem is it's an £11 bottle of semi synthetic oil by Planet. To be honest I'm less than excited at the prospect of that stuff protecting my engine especially as I drive the car quite hard.

    Any recomendations?
     
  2. Andy.B

    Andy.B Member

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    Fuches 5w-40 fully syn from GSF £16 for 4L
     
  3. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

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    Millers Full synth or even the quantum VW approved stuff, under £20
     
  4. Oranoco

    Oranoco Well-Known Member

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    Cheers.
     
  5. aragorn

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

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    Most places do seem to recommend semi for this engine, i guess thats all vag stipulated was required.

    I use 5w40 Comma fully synth usually and change it every 5k, i realise its not a proper PAO/Ester synthetic oil, but its a 170k engine and i cant really justify putting 35quid/4L oil in it for it to all piss out the exhaust. Comma stuff is about £15/5L ish from the local factors.
     
  6. jcb

    jcb Active Member VCDS Map User

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    full synth 5w 30 mobil one, on special at costco at £19
     
  7. Oranoco

    Oranoco Well-Known Member

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    Took th ePlanet oil back which was fun as it was a sort of arguement as he insisted it was the correct oil and I insisted I would rather put cooking oil in my engine. OPted for the Comma fully synth (although it's actually a Hydracracked mineral oil as opposed to a true fully synthetic which is an Ester or PAO).

    Got some BKR7E's as well at £5 the set which I believe are a level colder so should be better suited to my engine and my lead right foot.
     
  8. Andy.B

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    I put the 7E's in mine when i had the Big Turbo going. Runs **** on 7E's with the normal KO3 and a chip they are far to cold to be running, you need 6E's with a chip 7E's when your running BT or Nitrous.

    6E's with a 0.28 gap is perfect i 99% of cases. :icon_thumright:
     
  9. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

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    6 eks to go in mine instead of the plats that are in there, i got 8 delivered for £18 iirc
     
  10. Oranoco

    Oranoco Well-Known Member

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    I'll keep the 7's then until I sort the turbo out then
     

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