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which oil should i use????

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    i have recently bought my car (2005 audi a4 2.5 v6 tdi), its got full audi history on a long life service, it was last serviced 6000 miles ago in may 2010.

    now i know people arent big fans of this long life service plan, so i was looking into leaving it on the long life service plan, but doing an oil change myself, inbetween each service. would i be right in using the same castrol long life oil which audi have been using when they service the car, or should i change oils altogether and tell audi which oil i want them to use, like it would be the oil used on a 12 month or mileage service???

    thanks

    PS, i did try and search for the answer, but couldnt find it, sorry if this is a repetitive question on here
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    i followed your link, but they only come up with valvoline oil, is that any good??? i was thinking of using castrol, as thats all the car seems to have had in it
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    stick with that them mate ;-)
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    so sticking with castrol long life oil would be ok, even changing it at half the intervals it should be???
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    yeah i do it mate i think the long life is a better oil any way as its made to last longer with out braking down to much well that my way of thinking any way lol
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    thanks simon, appreciate your help

    just 1 more thing, is there anyway i can check miles remaining to next service on the driver info system??? or is it just the usual miles countdown that appears 1000 miles from service??
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    shame its not castrol, i would have snapped that up. think i will stick with castrol as thats what my cars had in it from day 1
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    If you press the spanner button that's by the mileage re-set button that should tell you how many miles until your next service.....

    HTH,

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    lol i have looked at that and wondered what its for, i didnt want to press it if i didnt know what it was for. sorry, i am on my 1st audi, i suppose i should have had a flick through the manual
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    It's my first Audi too.

    just given it a quick clean today, I was going to apply some protection, but I need to clay it first..... :-(
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    i have had mine a month now, and yeaterday was the 1st decent day of weather where i have had the chance to give it a good clean. i clayed it as well, come up really well, took me about 3 hours all together to do tthe inside and out.

    went out to it this morning and a bird had s**t on it lol grrrrrrrr
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    Isn't that always the way......
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    How about Quantum Longlife 3 Oil from TPS.

    I paid £35 for 6 ltrs
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    thats what i use in mine it is made by castrol for audi i belive
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