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Re: BUYING OIL, SOME BASIC ADVICE FROM OPIE OILS.
« Reply #160 on: 15 March 2014, 22:51 »
Thanks for that. The gtd is due a service next month so it will get whatever oil vw give her, but I always like to have a top up bottle handy just in case of emergencies or a leak etc. I still have an unopened 4ltr can of Castrol Edge from my Leon, so it's handy that I can use that.

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« Reply #161 on: 17 March 2014, 09:56 »
Hi Jonny

itavaltalainen is spot on.

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Re: BUYING OIL, SOME BASIC ADVICE FROM OPIE OILS.
« Reply #162 on: 25 April 2014, 11:16 »
If your need of any oil advice/recommendations then just ask us here and we will be happy to help.

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Re: BUYING OIL, SOME BASIC ADVICE FROM OPIE OILS.
« Reply #163 on: 10 June 2014, 11:22 »
If you are struggling to find the right engine oil for your car, don't forget about our free oil advice.

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« Reply #164 on: 21 August 2014, 14:10 »
I have a MY 2010 Golf GTI unmodified. The handbook recommends using 5w30 fully synthetic spec 504/507. I am on a fixed mileage/annual service regime. The garage at the last service put in 5w40 to the same spec. Which should I be using? Many thanks.
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« Reply #165 on: 21 August 2014, 15:12 »
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The oil you need depends on the service schedule the car is on. If it is on an annual/10k miles service, you need an oil that meets the 502.00 specification. If it's the variable service schedule, you need an oil that meets the 504.00 spec.

502.00 - http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-746-vw-50200-oil.aspx
504.00 - http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-749-vw-50400-oil.aspx

The 504.00 oils are all good oils, so make your decision based on any brand/price preference you have. With the 502.00 oils, go for a 0w-30, 5w30 or 0w-40 or 5w-40.

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Re: BUYING OIL, SOME BASIC ADVICE FROM OPIE OILS.
« Reply #166 on: 21 August 2014, 15:12 »
On fixed intervals you can use 502.00 spec oils. I'd go for a decent 5w40 or 0w40 (you can tell those if they have MB 229.5 approval in addition to VW 502.00).

BTW there is no 5w40 oil that fulfills 504.00/507.00 as these specs ask for 5w30 viscosity.

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Re: BUYING OIL, SOME BASIC ADVICE FROM OPIE OILS.
« Reply #167 on: 23 August 2014, 17:52 »
Hi

The oil you need depends on the service schedule the car is on. If it is on an annual/10k miles service, you need an oil that meets the 502.00 specification. If it's the variable service schedule, you need an oil that meets the 504.00 spec.

502.00 - http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-746-vw-50200-oil.aspx
504.00 - http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-749-vw-50400-oil.aspx

The 504.00 oils are all good oils, so make your decision based on any brand/price preference you have. With the 502.00 oils, go for a 0w-30, 5w30 or 0w-40 or 5w-40.

Cheers

Tim

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Re: BUYING OIL, SOME BASIC ADVICE FROM OPIE OILS.
« Reply #168 on: 13 November 2014, 11:51 »
Struggling to find the correct oils for your car? Then just ask the Oilman.

To help us to give the most accurate advice possible we do need some information about your car. e.g.:

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