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Oil...What to use in your TDI

Discussion in 'TDi - SEAT Diesel specific topics' started by prc, Dec 21, 2004.

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  1. prc

    prc Sooty Meister

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    Have seen quite a few posts regarding what oil to use, so I've posted this sticky to help out (even though it's in the TDI FAQ :rolleyes: ). Since I not very familiar with what's available in the UK, I'd appreciate it if you guys would post up what's available.. :)

    As far as VW Approvals we basically have 3 for Diesels:

    VW505.00

    Basically for all of the older diesel (read non-PD) diesel engines:

    1.6 & 1.9 D/TD/SDI/TDI90/TDI110 & 2.5TDI & 3.3TDI

    VW505.01

    For Diesel PD engines:

    1.4TDI & 1.9PD's (115/130/150) & 2.0

    VW506.01

    As above but for variable service (extended range servicing).
     
  2. prc

    prc Sooty Meister

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    As for actual oils that meet the above standards, most oils are 505.00 approved so no problems there. As for other oils, here are some off the top of my head:

    VW505.01

    Motul Spec 505.01
    Shell VA 505.01

    VW506.01

    Motul Spec 506.01
    Castrol SLX II Long Life
     
  3. muddyboots

    muddyboots Still hanging around

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    In UK, 505.01 is available as Millers XFE-PD. You can look for local stockists (and tech info) via the Millers Oils Homepage.

    A recent post also mentioned that the Cupra PD 160 requires 506.01.
     
  4. oilman

    oilman Forum Sponsor

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    Here are some more:

    VW500.0

    Fuchs Titan XTR 10w-40 (Semi)
    Fuchs Titan Supersyn SL PD 5w-40 (Fully)
    Fuchs Titan Unic Plus Ultra 10w-40 (Semi)
    Silkolene XTR 10w-40 (Semi)
    Total Quartz 7000 10w-40 (Semi)
    Silkolene PRO S 5w-40 (Ester Fully)
    Silkolene PRO S 10w-50 (Ester Fully)

    VW501.01

    Fuchs Titan Universal HD 15w-40 (Mineral)
    Fuchs Titan Universal HD 10w-30 (Mineral)
    Silkolene Ashford 15w-40 (Mineral)
    Silkolene Turbolene DX 15w-40 (Mineral)
    Silkolene Superma 15w-50 (Mineral)

    VW502.0

    Fuchs Titan Supersyn SL 5w-40 (Fully)
    Fuchs Titan Supersyn SL 5w-50 (Fully)
    Fuchs Titan Supersyn SL 0w-30 (Fully)
    Castrol Formula SLX 0w-30 (Fully)
    Castrol RS Power 0w-40 (Fully)
    Mobil 1 0w-40 (Fully)
    Total Quartz 9000 5w-40 (Fully)
    Motul E-Tech Light 0w-40 (Fully)
    Motul 8100 Eco-energy 5w-30 (Fully)
    Motul X-cess 5w-40 (Fully)

    VW503.0

    Fuchs Titan Supersyn SL LL Plus 0w-30(Fully)
    Total Quartz Future 9000 0w-30 (Fully)


    VW503.01

    Fuchs Titan Supersyn SL 0w-30 (Fully)
    Castrol Formula SLX 0w-30 (Fully)
    Mobil 1 0w-40 (Fully)
    Motul E-tech light 0w-40 (Fully)

    VW505.0

    Fuchs Titan XTR 10w-40 (Semi)
    Fuchs Titan Supersyn SL 5w-40 (Fully)
    Fuchs Titan Supersyn SL 5w-50 (Fully)
    Fuchs Titan Supersyn SL PD 5w-40 (Fully)
    Fuchs Titan Supersyn SL 0w-30 (Fully)
    Fuchs Titan Unic Plus Ultra 10w-40 (Semi)
    Fuchs Titan Universal HD 15w-40 (Mineral)
    Fuchs Titan Universal HD 10w-30 (Mineral)
    Castrol Formula SLX 0w-30 (Fully)
    Castrol RS Power 0w-40 (Fully)
    Castrol Performance 10w-40 (Semi)
    Castrol Advanced GTX 10w-40 (Mineral)
    Silkolene XTR 10w-40 (Semi)
    Mobil 1 0w-40 (Fully)
    Mobil 1 15w-50 Motorsport (Fully)
    Total Quartz 9000 5w-40 (Fully)
    Total Quartz 7000 10w-40 (Semi)
    Silkolene Ashford 15w-40 (Mineral)
    Silkolene Turbolene DX 15w-40 (Mineral)
    Silkolene Superma 15w-50 (Mineral)
    Silkolene PRO S 5w-40 (Ester Fully)
    Silkolene PRO S 10w-50 (Ester Fully)
    Motul 8100 E-tech Light 0w-40 (Fully)
    Motul Eco-energy 5w-30 (Fully)
    Motul X-cess 5w-40 (Fully)
    Motul 6100 Synergie 10w-40 (Semi)
    Motul 6100 Synergie 15w-50 (Semi)
    Motul 4100 Turbolight 10w-40 (Mineral)
    Motul 4100 Power 15w-50 (Mineral)

    VW505.01

    Fuchs Titan Supersyn SL PD 5w-40 (Fully)

    VW506.0

    Fuchs Titan Supersyn SL LL Plus 0w-30 (Fully)
    Total Quartz Future 9000 0w-30 (Fully)

    VW506.01

    Fuchs Titan Supersyn SL LL Plus 0w-30 (Fully)


    Tech data on all these oils can be downloaded from here: http://www.opieoils.co.uk/lubricants.htm

    Cheers and merry xmas
    Guy
     
  5. markmck

    markmck f!!#*** Computers

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    can you get special prices on thsi oilman ?
     
  6. Tom B

    Tom B Senior Member

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    Also Castrol have one called "Castrol 505 01"...this is what my local VW dealer stocks, and what my car currently uses.
     
  7. Niall

    Niall New Member

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    Castrol is the original 505.01 VW spec oil. It's the only stuff you get over here at the dealers or at BP.
     
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    cheshire cat Full Member

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    Valvolene 505.01 in 5ltre size, I think the Fuch's stuff is in 25ltrs only
     
  9. oilman

    oilman Forum Sponsor

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    Of course, e-mail me for a price list.

    sales@opieoils.co.uk

    Cheers.
     
  10. oilman

    oilman Forum Sponsor

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    Fuchs comes in all sizes, from 205ltr to 1ltr.

    Cheers.
     
  11. muddyboots

    muddyboots Still hanging around

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    I presume Fuchs is not pronounced like "Ducks"....not sure how though...
     
  12. Niall

    Niall New Member

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    Fuchs is german and is pronounced as follows Fuuchs. You've got to have the ooh like a monkey for the U in Fuchs.
     
  13. muddyboots

    muddyboots Still hanging around

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    So...is it "foooks" or "fooosh"
     
  14. oilman

    oilman Forum Sponsor

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    Foooks is the best way to put it.
     
  15. davie

    davie Guest

    tdi oil

    can i put 506.01 longlife oil in my tdi 150 leon. i know its for longer servicing but its is better oil.
     
  16. Niall

    Niall New Member

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    Best sticking with the 505.01 spec. Longlife means longer service intervals but also higher oil consumption in between.
     
  17. Sooty torques

    Sooty torques Oooh, careful love.......

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    First, do a search mate, tons of stuff on PD-suitable oils and the like here in the TDI section.
    Secondly, if your cars under warranty, talk to the dealer first and listen to their advice.
    :cheers:
     
  18. zac_69_uk

    zac_69_uk Full Member

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    Davie,

    I have a PD160 (Ibiza Cupra) which is basically a PD150 engine and it needs 506.01 spec oil.

    But best check in your handbook to make sure.
     
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    Tom B Senior Member

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    My PD130 is running 506.01 spec oil in it, and I have been advised by our favourite Skoda Master Technician that this shouldn't be a problem as long as it is changed at SEAT's recommended service intervals.
     
  20. davie

    davie Guest

    thank for that info. what oil are you using in your tdi 130 then. i was thinking about using castrol slx 11 longlife oil.
     

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