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Discussion in 'TDi - SEAT Diesel specific topics' started by prc, Dec 21, 2004.
Thats quite a list
Well found, sadly a lot of those oils are not available in the UK.
What is variable servicing??
I will be getting mine serviced every 10k so what is that? 505.01?
Variable servicing is when th onboard computer tells you when it wants a service, fixed servicing is say every 10k or so.
So, looks like your on a fixed service.
I thought the service light came on at 10k to tell you that it was due a service? Do they not all do this.
Sorry for the questions. My car has only done 3k and I thought it was just a case of the light coming on at 10k and getting it serviced.
I am not sure as I dont have a Cupra, however if the car has only done 3k you may well have a first service, then go on variable or fixed servicing.
I am sure the others will know??
Service warning comes on every 10k. Not sure if SEAT do variable servicing, think its just fixed?
I take mine in every 10k, its been in 3 times this year.
I'm sure my dad has a full 5ltr bottle of SLX II Long life in the garage which is 506.01.
It will do if I need a top up.
Think I mentioned this once before, but in a different thread.
Last time my PD130 was in for service, the dealer worked out that it had been chipped, and said that Seat now use 506.01 for PDs with 160+ bhp. They recommended that I switch to 506.01.
As my car hasn't got the best remap in the world and is just a gnat's under 160bhp, plus I change the oil between services (every 5k) myself with Millers XFE-PD, I thought I'd stay as I am.
But food for thought for anyone with PD130s remapped to higher outputs.
Ta Muddy just got mine mapped to 177, i'll keep it in mind at the next change
Tiny130 -> Notice you're in Chesterfield; it was Helen at Autoworld who told me about the oil.
Just got a 20k mile service quote from my local dealer. He told me that the 150 Cupra TDi uses 'special oiil' that you can only get from Seat. I wonder if the VW and Audi drivers need to get it from Seat too?
Anyway... I asked him how much the oil was from them as a comparison. They charge a whopping £9.40 per litre for the stuff. My local motoring shop has Millers XFE-PD for £24.98 for a 5L can. I going to take this in with me for my next service and save myself a few quid.
my cars remapped to ~175bhp, and i'm going to change the oil at 25k this week, so i should think about using 506.01 instead of 505.01??
from memory you should be using 506.00 or 506.01 - I think the 505 stuff is for non PD
should have reread
Hi, For anyone who only needs a VW 505.00 Spec (non PD) has anyone tried :
GTD Magnatec 5W-40 (NB NOT GTD Magnatec 10W-40 which is only Semi Synthetic)
Every time you start your car it takes a while for your engine to get effective protection from an ordinary oil, because the oil cannot protect properly until it reaches a critical temperature - as a result independent tests show up to 75% of engine wear occurs in the first ten minutes.
Fully-synthetic Castrol GTD Magnatec 5W-40 is different as it gets to work straight away by virtue of a unique synthetic ester that clings to engine surfaces like a magnet - this "Unique Molecular Attraction" provides up to 4 times more protection than a conventional oil during the critical start and warm up period
New Castrol GTD Magnatec 5W-40 is a unique formulation designed specifically for modern diesel engines and meeting the very latest diesel specifications. It is recommended for modern engines, including direct injection diesel engines.
GTD Magnatec 5W-40 is a low SAPS oil, meaning it minimises the blocking of diesel particulate filters and reduces harmful emissions, whilst still providing excellent protection. This viscosity is particularly recommended for Citroen, Renault and Peugeot HDI engines with DPF's fitted.
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
New Castrol GTD Magnatec offers 4 times better wear protection than ordinary oils
Up to 60% better than the competitor grades we compared Castrol GTD Magnatec against
Unique triple layer formula with active molecules clinging to engine parts
API CF, ACEA B3/B4, Mercedes Benz 229.31, VW 505.00
i'm sure i have just read in the manual that the leon can use up to 1 litre for every 1000km travelled.... surely not???!
anyhow, mine has done 9000 since new now and oil only just on bottom 4mm of dipstick. Have put 0.75 litres in and only just on hatched area now.....
I have a corsa 1.5TD that almost does that..
1L every 5Kkm since new...
hav eyou heard of a new 507.01 spec to replace the 506.01 due to engine failures. It is supposed to be 5w30 instead of 0w30 in the old spec.
Should i be considering an oil different to 505 01 if my 150 fr tdi has been Revo'd...?