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What products to use for service on a 1.8T?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by legal_ice, Apr 21, 2010.

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    Hi my car needs a service and i want to spend some good money and get some decent products for it and take them down to the garage for them to fit.

    The car is a 1.8T Quattro W-reg done 100,000 miles.

    I've just bought the car recently and it has had quite abit done to the engine aswell. Currently running around 260bhp

    Whats the best:

    1) Spark plugs
    2) Oil
    Please could you also let me know what other bits i would need for the service.

    Thanks

    Ibs
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    Well if you want a major service, then

    Oil 5W30 or 10W40
    Oil/Pollen/Fuel filter
    Spark Plugs NGK PFR6Q
    Haldex oil & filter change
    Coolant flush
    Brake fluid (DOT 4 Fluid)
    Gearbox oil change 75W90

    Cambelt has been changed recently?


    What work has been carried out on your car to achieve 260bhp?
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    Thanks for that mate. A few questions though.

    Wats the difference between the 2 oils and which would be the better?
    The NGK plugs would you say these are the best for my car coz i don't mind paying more aslong as i know it is going to be a better product.
    The cambelt was changed at 58,000 would you say its about time i changed it again?

    The car has got a hybrid turbo, bigger injectors, intercooler, revo stage 3 remap, k&n typhoon kit and a few other bits.
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    10w40 semi really wont be a good idea

    5w30 was the long life oil, ideally you want a decent 5w40. get some quantum platinum from your dealer, thatll be fine
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    Forgive me if i sound abit stupid but i just have not got a clue when it comes to engines and oils and stuff.

    When i bought the car a couple of months ago i thought i would get the oil changed straight away so i took it to a garage and they said they had put in a fully synthetic oil. It ran fine but after a few weeks everytime i pulled off and in lower revs you could really hear the insides of the engine and sounded really tickety if u know wat i mean. It sounded like the car had been ragged the shi* out of. Then i took it to another garage and they said the oil that had been put in was too thin. Does this sound true?

    Cheers
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    Cambelt change every 5 years or 60,000 miles.
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