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Which Oil to use ?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Richbod, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. Richbod

    Richbod Member

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    Hi All, My S3 has always been serviced by Audi and as far back as I can tell they have used Shell fully synthetic 5W - 30 , In all my previous cars I have used Mobil 1 0W -40 fully synthetic. Should I stick to Shell or is Mobil Better ? - I will probably service the car myself. Also as I have Mobil can I use to top up for now ? I mean will it mix ? Would appreciate your views,

    Thanks , Rich
     
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  3. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid
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    Hi yes it will mix, i use shell helix ultra
    but mobil is great...any quality oil of similar grade is good IMO
     
  4. LD3

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    I use 0-40w Mobil 1
     
  5. CHRIS555

    CHRIS555 DOPE with added OCD

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    I use 5w30 but I do change my oil every six months
     
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    Quantum Platinum Synthetic 5W-40, genuine filter, drain plug, all from the dealers and change every 5k miles. Why use anything else?:)
     
  7. Richbod

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    Thanks for all your help, It seems regular changes are more important... Rich
     

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