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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. oilman

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    The GTX is a pretty basic choice for your Seat. It meets the 505.00 spec which is the non-PD spec, but there are a lot better oils.

    Cheers

    Tim
     
  2. Slicker 1

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    Hi Folks,
    A newbie here...

    I have just acquired a:-
    2004 Leon 110Tdi SX
    ASV engine
    Standard Spec car done 51000miles.

    Can you tell me please which spec oil I should be putting in this?
     
  3. oilman

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    Isn't the ASV non PD and can get away with 505.00 spec?
     
  5. oilman

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  6. jazman27

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    Hi,

    CAR: 2004 Seat Leon FR 150 TDi (200bhp remapped).

    Question. I've been using here in Spain VW 505.01 oil.

    But I want "better" oil and possibly longer services. I don't know if it has a DPF.

    I'm looking at the VW 506.01 OR VW 507 oil. Which is better (if at all)?
     
  7. oilman

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    On paper the 507.00 is the best option as it meets the latest VW specs, but you may find it uses more oil than with a 505.01. Also, longlife servicing isn't great for the engine, it can lead to sludge build ups unless the car gets plenty of longer trips.

    Cheers

    Tim
     
  8. jazman27

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    Thanks Tim

    Thanks, was just wondering if 507 would be ok in my car. It's about the same price here now as the others.

    I've pretty much neglected the servicing, last change was nearly 2 years ago (easy to forget about in Spain)! I'm now giving it some "love" as it's a "machine". Very fast and been super reliable.

    However... I've heard about "cams" on these motors in this forum. Hmmm, better get my act together and keep it sweet.
     
  9. oilman

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    Yes, the cams need looking after or it gets expensive.

    Cheers

    Tim
     
  10. bubbles1

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    Sorry to but in but i'd use the Fuchs pro s 5w 40 or Gulf 5w 40 ester based oil which should give better protection than normal oil recommended by SEAT. Could even help save that cam and followers from wear.
     
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    I agree, but it isn't suitable for the longer service intervals
     
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    @Jazman27 buy your self a pela 600 oil extractor pump and do your own oil changes it's easy and quick and better than using that silly long life oil!
     
    #632 bubbles1, Mar 9, 2012
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    I would never think of extending the service intervals on a PD engine, with the known issues of cam and lifter wear on lubrication failure. Use better oil by all means, but keep to the service intervals. Many people do a change at 5K intervals rather than 10K.
     
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    SkimpyWan Unleash the hounds . . .

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    Damn I get :confused: ever time I go to buy some more oil for topping up my car - I have a '54 plate, Ibiza, 1.9tdi, FR.

    As Halfords are currently advertising 4 ltrs of Castrol Magnatec (10W - 40) for £17.50 at the moment I thought that I would check that this is suitable for my car (again). Having (re-)read the threads (again) I am getting confused on the updates that appear to have happened over the years (and months). So, is VW 501 01 / 505 00 grade oil suitable for my car?!?
     
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    #635 oilman, Jun 3, 2012
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    Cheers for that Tim,

    I have just spent the past three hours re-reading this thread from pages 1 to 32 and I've got more and more confused. The only things I worked out was that I needed 505 01 oil (the spec must be correct) and that the brand is irrelevant.

    Skimpy
     
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    On a (slightly) different point, if a car has had the incorrect oil used (505 00) during main services, or just for topping up, would this have damaged the engine or effected performance / smoothness?
     
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    SkimpyWan Unleash the hounds . . .

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    Tim,

    Is castrol edge 507 ok I my car?
     
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    I've checked the Castrol oil finder info and they're showing a PD and a PD DPF engine. What's the difference and which would mine have? Confused (again)!
     

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