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Offline Flying Haggis

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Re: BUYING OIL, SOME BASIC ADVICE FROM OPIE OILS.
« Reply #150 on: 21 May 2012, 10:20 »
Hi,

Just wondering what to use to top up the GTI? The oil lid suggests Castrol?
The car has done 3k and 2 of those 3 have been motorway cruises.

What do you think I should use?

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Re: BUYING OIL, SOME BASIC ADVICE FROM OPIE OILS.
« Reply #151 on: 02 October 2012, 00:21 »
do you do have any oils that are compatable with methanol / nitromethane fuels     something like a 10/50 w

for a high revving & output NA sprint/autotest/hillclimb engine
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Offline RichardBaronGolf

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Re: BUYING OIL, SOME BASIC ADVICE FROM OPIE OILS.
« Reply #152 on: 04 November 2012, 11:18 »
Hi there Oilman!

I have a Golf mk3 Gti 2.0 16v, When I go on to Eurocarparts and enter my reg they only recommend fully synthetic oils. I want to service my car soon but have been told that using a fully synthetic oil in an old engine is not good for it and where possible a semi synthetic oil should be used.

Is there any truth in this? And if there were how would I know what semi synthetic to choose?

Thank you in advance!

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Re: BUYING OIL, SOME BASIC ADVICE FROM OPIE OILS.
« Reply #153 on: 17 November 2012, 12:16 »
Have just done some reading up and was trying to decide which gearbox oil would be best between the Redline MTL and the MT90? It's for a 1991 8v, with just the slightest hint of stiffness in 1st and 2nd when really cold.

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Re: BUYING OIL, SOME BASIC ADVICE FROM OPIE OILS.
« Reply #154 on: 17 January 2014, 18:17 »
What's the best oil and the best economy oil for my Golf mk4 tdi y reg?

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Re: BUYING OIL, SOME BASIC ADVICE FROM OPIE OILS.
« Reply #155 on: 18 January 2014, 01:14 »
well, which TDI??? engine code?

there are some that have very specific needs (Pumpe Düse)...... those need vw spec 505.01 which are primarily 5w40 (there are some 5w30 oils as well but they tend to be low ash and more expensive than good 5w40 oils with 505.01).

despite the missing info you can use 5w40 with 505.01 spec for all diesels in the mk4 (assuming no LL)
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Re: BUYING OIL, SOME BASIC ADVICE FROM OPIE OILS.
« Reply #156 on: 19 January 2014, 13:44 »
As above, VW505.01 5w-40, all these are approved http://www2.opieoils.co.uk/c-751-vw-50501-oil.aspx

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Re: BUYING OIL, SOME BASIC ADVICE FROM OPIE OILS.
« Reply #157 on: 30 January 2014, 11:35 »
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Re: BUYING OIL, SOME BASIC ADVICE FROM OPIE OILS.
« Reply #158 on: 15 March 2014, 16:59 »
Hi Oilman,

recently got a MK6 Golf GTD, and looking for some engine oil. What specification oil would be fine for it? I've had a look at the information page on your website for VW oils, and not sure which out of them would apply.

505.01 seems to be the only one that is on fixed service intervals, though not sure if a specific spec is needed for CR diesels with DPFs.

I typically get Castrol Edge, but unsure of whether to get 5w30, which supports 504/507 , or Turbo Diesel 5W40, which supports 505/505/505.01

I would have thought it would be the 5W40 version as thats diesel specific, but most online checkers seem to point to 5W30?

Can I have some advice on which would be suitable?

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Re: BUYING OIL, SOME BASIC ADVICE FROM OPIE OILS.
« Reply #159 on: 15 March 2014, 21:27 »
as it has dpf only option is 5w30 with 504.00/507.00

for top up you'd be ok with a c3 oil though... think the manual allows you to add a max of 0.5l of that as it's low ash irrespective of viscosity

but if you have to buy some then go for 5w30 504/507
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