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What oil are you'all using?

Postby vladandrei51 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:55 am

I will change my oil in 1000 miles or so and I'm wondering what oil are you all using/recommending me for 1.4 TSI 160 hp.

Some people say I need 504/507 but that's only 5w30 and some say I need 0w40 (which would be extra helpful because of the temperature ranges in my country (even up to 40C during summer)).

Which one should I go for? 504/507 or 0w40?
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Re: What oil are you'all using?

Postby Zanic L3 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:30 pm

I did let VW change the oil when it was going in for a DSG service.

They fitted it with long life oil or whatever it's called, on the bill it says they used 5w30; luckily enough that's also what I kept at home to add some if needed


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Re: What oil are you'all using?

Postby Cuprabob » Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:40 pm

5w30 is recommended or 5w40, if you live in a warmer climate. Longlife oil (VW504.00/VW507.00) can be used for both types of service regime whereas VW502.00 can only be used for time and distance regime.

Personally I use longlife oil but change it as per time and distance regime.

Oil specs on link below;
https://www.oilspecifications.org/volkswagen.php

Whichever brand is down to personal choice. I use Castrol, She'll and Quantum (Fuchs)
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Re: What oil are you'all using?

Postby Paradox1 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:08 pm

5w40 vw quantum
or millers nanodrive
or fuchs titan
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Re: What oil are you'all using?

Postby vladandrei51 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:18 pm

Noticed any improvements over 5w30?
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Re: What oil are you'all using?

Postby sashpe » Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:52 am

You should not be able to notice any difference on the oil spec change unless in some very extreme weather conditions (super hot or super cold).

What I have noticed though is considerable improvement in MPG when I shifted away from VW Oil (it is essentially Castrol). Poured Shell Hellix Ultra - 5 mpg up; poured Amsoil - other 5 mpg up. VW oil sucks, read about it and you will see its "fully synthetic" label is actually a marketing blob. It may be a safe option in the short run but if you plan to keep the car for longer, have it tuned or drive it hard / on track days, I don't think it is that safe anymore.
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Re: What oil are you'all using?

Postby vladandrei51 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:02 am

I'm well aware Castrol is shit, but I was wondering if switching over to 0w40 instead of 5w30 would benefit me in terms of reliability and whatnot.

There are dudes who claim that starting the engine on 0w40 oil is smoother

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Re: What oil are you'all using?

Postby Bops » Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:41 am

vladandrei51 wrote:I'm well aware Castrol is shit, but I was wondering if switching over to 0w40 instead of 5w30 would benefit me in terms of reliability and whatnot.

There are dudes who claim that starting the engine on 0w40 oil is smoother

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Re: What oil are you'all using?

Postby vladandrei51 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:24 am

Not a single mechanic have said any good thing about castrol, personally I'm switching over to Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200
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Re: What oil are you'all using?

Postby xjay1337 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:40 pm

190k and 400hp on 5w40 Millers Nanodrive.
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Re: What oil are you'all using?

Postby vladandrei51 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:44 pm

Are we talking about the 2.0 TDI you have under "I drive a: ..." ? :O
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Re: What oil are you'all using?

Postby xjay1337 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:45 pm

Yes.

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Re: What oil are you'all using?

Postby vladandrei51 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:51 pm

Damn. Those are (were?) some great numbers nonetheless.
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Re: What oil are you'all using?

Postby Bops » Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:14 pm

Fair enough but how can you tell if 1 brand is better than another putting aside opinions of others?

Is there a difference in performance? Less engine noise?
vladandrei51 wrote:Not a single mechanic have said any good thing about castrol, personally I'm switching over to Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200


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