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Whats the best oil to buy ???

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Paddya3turbo, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. Paddya3turbo
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    [Jun 8, 2012]
    What's the best oil to get ? Got a 99 a3 1.8t ! Going to halfords tonight and gonna get an oil filter from there as well any one used one of there's ?
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    Yeah i find this good stuff :whistle2:

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    halfords :|
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    I'm in London so only place I can get to when I finish work !!! Halfords sell nearly all oils anyway , maybe not as cheap lol
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    Nice buddy I found this super stuff and quality.Thanks.
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    I second dave's link.

    I have delt with tim at opie oils and he really knows his oil. He would be the best person to speak with.

    For my rs4 & r32 i use gulf competition 5/40 ester fully synthetic. Great oil, and being ester has better properties then any other oil.
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    [Nov 29, 2012]
    Hi mines a 1.8 APY engine and iv found some cheap magnatec 5w-30. Will that be ok. Everyone seems to have mixed views on this.
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    Id be using 5w-40, 30 is too thin i find and i imagine with yours been a apy the miles are high. Also use oem quantum oil or my preference is millers.
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    Millers is my choice..
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    Quantum.

    That said if you're buying your filter from Halfords you might as well use chip fat.
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    Dave have you tried their nanotech stuff yet?
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    LOL. Good point.

    I've used Silkolene ProS in my last few cars and it's been faultless. Expensive though.
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    No but i have it sat here waiting to go in, courtesy of the oil man, just ordered a filter today....Any good?
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    Do you mind telling me how much you paid? Guessing you got 5w-40? From what ive read and been told its meant to be really good, fast car did a back to back dyno test also, they had a st and vxr and they both made good bhp and torque from just changing the oil, the st mad over 40lb more torque and the vxr made a extra 15bhp+ from memory.
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    Thanks! It has don a few :/ 140 ish. Millers? Ok cheers.
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    Am I right that Castrol Edge is the same as VW Quantum?
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    Invoice is at work.. around £48 with the discount springs to mind...
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    I use millers too. Havent tried the Nano one yet but will see, A friend with a tuning company has ordered quite a few tubs he is keen to test it .
    I know a couple of people with direct accounts . I save 25 on the one i use now, Will have to ask about this nano one
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    Does that look like the stuff. XFS for petrol and diesel.
    Price looks good to me too :)
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    Sure i use xfs but like said ill be changing to the nanotech stuff, dearer but alot better.
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    Im with you now. I just read it again. Who makes that stuff then.
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    Oooo googles magic. Millers? I might give that a whirl then
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    Yes millers mate.
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    [Mar 25, 2013]
    S3 APY- I got round to sorting the oil change the other day. I was expecting my MPG to go up from 19. Its actually gone down to 14-16.
    We've had a lot of snow and freezing temps here in the last week or so. Not sure if thats to blame.
    I thought 19 was bad as i used to average 22 when i had the car.
    Will have to get a scan this week i think.
    Any thoughts people?
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    [Mar 25, 2013]
    Eurocarparts are doing offers using promo code SERVICE25 or CASTROL30
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