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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. December

    December Full Member

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    I just changed the oil in my TDI, same bhp (110); Mobil 1 10w-40 is the perfect oil for this engine.
    + Diesel engines don't like very thin oils.
     
  2. oilman

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    The Mobil 10w-40 is one of many suitable oils for the car, but it is by no means perfect for it. as it is a mmineral based oil, much better is available with synthetics.

    Most of the later diesel engines from the VAG group are running on 0w-30 so diesels can be happy on thin oil.

    Cheers

    Guy.
     
  3. oilman

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    It will be fine mate.

    CHeers

    Guy.
     
  4. Fluke

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    Is Mobil 1 not synthetic?

    I'm sure it used to be.
     
  5. oilman

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    It is indeed a fully synthetic

    Cheers
    Simon
     
  6. gorebrush

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    I just bought Castrol Edge 5w40 I think. 505.01 Approved (in fact it makes a special point on the container that it is 505.01 approved, and designed for Turbo Diesel PD engines.

    £36.99 bought 4Litres ...
     
  7. Red ibiza

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    gorebrush where did you get that from?? Not a bad price!
     
  8. gorebrush

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    Halfords (believe it or not)
     
  9. Red ibiza

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    Thats good to know if we cant get hold of any millers when service time comes. Hopefully that price may bring the dealer prices down!!
     
  10. joonspoon

    joonspoon 175hp. 275lbs/ft.

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    Sorry if this is a wee bit off topic but............
    I topped up my car for the first time with Castrol Edge 5W-40 (£13.99 per litre :blink: ) after 8000 miles.
    About 1/3 of a litre so not bad for a new engine.

    I'm now at 9200 miles.
    SEAT recommend Repsol oil (the connections being obvious) but, will my local dealer use it in my car at the first sevice?
    The dealer is Perrys in Aylesbury which is a multi franchise operation.

    Regards Guy.
     
  11. oilman

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    The dealer will use whatever brand he has a deal on.

    As long as it meets the specs for the car its fine.

    Cheers

    Guy.
     
  12. joonspoon

    joonspoon 175hp. 275lbs/ft.

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    From Guy to Guy, cheers Guy regards Guy. :D
     
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  13. oilman

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    Guy,

    Its a pleasure,

    Cheers

    Guy.:D
     
  14. gorebrush

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    Now there's a coupla guys!!
     
  15. Red ibiza

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    Should be fine if its the right spec oil.
     
  16. Fez boy

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    Ok mine is in for a service next week and I am going to try the VW 506.01 stuff ;)

    Is this going to be ok being changed every 5K?

    The car is running hight boost!
     
  17. TornadoRed

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    Isn't that an awfully expensive oil to be changing every 5k miles? And for a modded engine, I think I'd prefer the 5w40 stuff instead of the 0w30.
     
  18. Fez boy

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    Yes but if it's going to do a better job then I don't mind;)

    I only change every 5K as it's a modded car :)
     
  19. gorebrush

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    2 secs,

    225.3BHP from 130 ?


    whoa
     
  20. Fez boy

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    Yep [B)]
     

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