David Wood

Engine Oil Recommendations

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Hello David,

Hopefully someone else will be along and be definite, but I think (should be in caps!) it is fully synthetic 5w/30. But please, please double check.

Halfords normally have on-the-counter reference books at the point where they sell their oil. 

The recommended grade of oil is also likely to have an Audi 'specification number', so be certain the one you choose satisfies this as well. 

IF it is 5/30 then I've been using a Quantum brand ( their Longlife 3) which I understand is/was recommended by VAG. It's currently available with some EBay sellers at around £25 for 5ltrs. Incase it helps, if I'm not using VAG filters then I will only use Mann as an alternative. 

Hope some of this helps, but please recheck.

Kind regards,

Gareth.

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5 hours ago, Magnet said:

Hi Gareth

Thanks for reaching out.

Halfords very helpful I now have oil in my engine - Castrol Magnatec 5W30  £17 for 4L. Half price special offer!!

Wow the performance has changed instantly !!

Dave 

 

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Hello David,

Hopefully someone else will be along and be definite, but I think (should be in caps!) it is fully synthetic 5w/30. But please, please double check.

Halfords normally have on-the-counter reference books at the point where they sell their oil. 

The recommended grade of oil is also likely to have an Audi 'specification number', so be certain the one you choose satisfies this as well. 

IF it is 5/30 then I've been using a Quantum brand ( their Longlife 3) which I understand is/was recommended by VAG. It's currently available with some EBay sellers at around £25 for 5ltrs. Incase it helps, if I'm not using VAG filters then I will only use Mann as an alternative. 

Hope some of this helps, but please recheck.

Kind regards,

Gareth.

 

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Hi Gareth

Thanks for reaching out.

Halfords very helpful I now have oil in my engine - Castrol Magnatec 5W30  £17 for 4L. Half price special offer!!

Wow the performance has changed instantly !!

Dave 

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Hello David,

Is Magnatec fully synthetic, or something like 'synthetic technology!' ? 

Kind regards, 

Gareth. 

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Hi Gareth

Yep that's correct - Magnatec fully synthetic

My only complaint was that container doesn't have a pouring nozzle, good job I had a funnel.

David 

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