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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. tdi sport

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  2. oilman

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    Hi

    That's not something that we have dealt with.

    Cheers

    Tim
     
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    I just use Castrol 5w30

    It's done me fine for 90k.

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk
     
  4. AbdulW87

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    I have got a couple of SEATs, i checked opieoils.co.uk to get a recommendation and got some pretty interesting recommendations.

    For my Leon (02 Reg) SDi, i got 5W-40 VW 505 01, 502 00

    For my Ibiza FR 130 PD (54 reg), i got 5W/30 VW 504 00, 507 00

    is that right? something doesnt seem right with the Ibiza recommendation.
    I use both cars for work, the SDi weekly mileage is around 300 and for Ibiza is around 500 miles with a lot of start stop.

    Should i go with the recommendations i already got or would you suggest something different.
     
  5. oilman

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    Hi

    The site is basing the recommendations on the standard VW specs for those years and also where the car might have a DPF or long life servicing. As far as I am aware, the Ibiza won't have a DPF, so the site is recommending a 507.00 oil as it may be on a long life service schedule. If it's not on a long life schedule, there would be no issue in using one of the 505.01 oils in that as well.

    http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-742-vw-engine-oil.aspx

    Cheers

    Tim
     
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    Bought the Ibiza a few weeks ago so not sure what the servicing history is exactly or what kind of oil was used but got it serviced from the garage and they definitely put the cheap oil so wanted to get it changed myself.
    I read a few more posts and vag forums and got a 5W40 505 01 for the Ibiza. Should I put the same in the SDi or should I go with 505 00 5W40 thinking it's a non PD engine. Thanks.

     
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    Hi

    I'd probably use a 505.01 for the Ibiza and you can use the same for the SDi, or go for a 505.00 if you want to save some money.

    Cheers

    Tim
     
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    After done loads of research and asking top mechanics arond me I found that best oil solution for LEON MK1 1.9 TDI PD150 150HP+ is:

    Millers Oils XF Longlife 5W40 - High Performance Fully Synthetic its 505.01 PD engine oil and made in UK .
     
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    Hi

    That is a good oil for them.

    Cheers

    Tim
     
  10. triggby

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    Hi Tim, I'm due an oil and filter service on my seat leon FR TDI 2004. I'm going to go with the millers XF as recommended above. I seem to remember that you used to do a filters service pack for these, but they don't appear to be available on your website, but the filters are available separately. Any chance you could do a forum deal please mate? :)

    Also, the car has done 210,000 miles so are there any other oils or perhaps different viscosities that might be better for an engine with this type of mileage on it?

    mat
     
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