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What oil in Halfords?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by DJ_Troopa, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. DJ_Troopa

    DJ_Troopa K1 Driver

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    Hi people.

    Need to get my car serviced tomorrow including oil change as my engine has now finally run in woo hoo! :)

    I'm working all day today and won't have the chance to explore for oil so i'm gonna have to do a Halfords job tomorrow morning. Does anyone know what the best oil is for my car in Halfords? Just in case you need to know, my car has the following mods...

    Superchips Stage 1 remap
    Fully rebuilt turbo with upgraded 360 degree thrust bearings
    Forge 007p
    BMC
    N249 bypass
    Autobahn88 TIP
    Custom exhaust with 200 cell sports cat

    I'm not clued on with oils at all so please help a brother out :)

    Thanks everyone.

    Jay
     
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  3. Matt82

    Matt82 Active Member

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    a good fully synth 5w40. not sure id use halfords own, but castrol edge is very expensive.

    personally id be down the dealer and get 5L of quantum platinum, very good value for a very good oil
     
  4. sportstractor

    sportstractor Chugger

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    think I got mobil 1 from halfords, is quite cheap if you have blagged a trade card. Meets VW spec also
     
  5. DJ_Troopa

    DJ_Troopa K1 Driver

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    My mechanic says he uses VW centre oil or something like that? I don't understand all this 5w40, 10w40 stuff lol. What should i be looking for?

    Thanks for the replies so far.

    Jay
     
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    The VW stuff is only £15.50 from the dealer and about £5.50 for the oil filter done my oil change 2 weeks ago>:yahoo:
     
  8. DJ_Troopa

    DJ_Troopa K1 Driver

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    Thanks peeps :) I'm getting...

    Quantum Platinum Oil
    Oil filter
    NGK spark plugs
    Pollen filter
    Fuel filter
    Air Filter (don't need one as i have a BMC)

    All this for £71.03.


    Thanks for your help!
     
  9. finesse

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    You could get Mobil or Castrol from Tesco

    I use 10W40
     

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