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Where can I buy oil for my S3?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by imported_monkeytrousers, Nov 26, 2004.

  1. [Nov 26, 2004]
    Hello,

    I need to top up my oil. I am on Audi flexible service intervals and the manual says I need VW 503 01 oil.

    I had a look in Halfords but no luck.

    Where can I buy the right oil for my car?

    Cheers
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    [Nov 26, 2004]
    I got some from a local motor factors. Couldnt find the Castrol SLX longlife stuff anywhere so ended up getting the mobil 1 its still VW 503 01 though.

    Halfords, Motor World, Charlie Browns all never stocked either. Look in your yellow pages for a motor factors like i did.

    Mark
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    Hi Rich,

    you say don't use SLX II, why is this so bad, I know SLX is slightly thicker and meant for the higher performance Audi's but surely it can do any harm, can it?

    Thought it was supposed to be a higer spec oil?
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    god_thats_quick said:
    Hi Rich,

    you say don't use SLX II, why is this so bad, I know SLX is slightly thicker and meant for the higher performance Audi's but surely it can do any harm, can it?

    Thought it was supposed to be a higer spec oil?

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Nothing wrong with SLX II as a oil. I was just saying that you can't use it with variable servicing on a S3/TT (210/225) as its not 503.01 spec.

    Cheers
    Rich.
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    ah, i though it exceeded all the specs of SLX, thanks for clearing that up...
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    [Dec 2, 2004]
    You'll find a few here.

    http://www.opieoils.co.uk/lubricants.htm

    Motul 8100 etech light 0w-40
    Fuchs Titan Supersyn SL 0w-30
    Castrol Formula SLX 0w-30
    Mobil 1 0w-40

    These are all 503.01 approved

    Cheers
    Simon
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