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Hey guys

Following a recent topic on sparkplugs and the fact that on a poll most of us, at least, do the oil changes ourselves

and the fact that I had a recent argument with my motor factor as to which oil I am supposed to use because he changed his mind between services!

As previously State your car and your oil rating and whether its fully or semi synthetic.

I am more concerned with the numbers rather than the make of oil!

I am personally concerned with the 1.8T GTI but if everyone records their application it will be a decent point of reference for others with your car! (possibly)I have a sevice coming up so I want to have a generalisation by then!
 

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I have a 1.8 GTI and used 10W 40 Semi Synthetic last time I serviced the car, Although I wish I had used the 5W 50 which I used the time before but was told it was not suitable for my engine, it felt better though!!!! [:(!]
 

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whats the difference between variable and fixed servicing? what shall i use for my 90,000 mile service with the mods listed in my sig (its an agu by the way)
 

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2.0 8V. Use the Castrol RS fully synthetic ('bout 10 quid a litre, silver bottle) Don't have the rating, sorry!

I'd be interested to hear exactly what VW recommend for my car as well.
 

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well i did mine today with this 0-30w castrol fully synthetic stuff. says its specifically designe for our engines. gotta admit the cars is loads quieter and feels generally smoother
 

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Unless you've got a Turbo, you're wasting your money with fully synth, use semi. For turbos you need the lower grades for the oil to get to the turbo on startup so 0w or 5w should be ok. Look for the VW spec numbers on the container and match them up with your Owner's Manual.
 

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I have a 2000 1.8t (agu) and use synta gold fully synthetic which is 5w40 and is available from the stealers or gsf car parts.
 

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Quote: posted by v6rkc on 04/01/2005 12:29:30

I have a 2000 1.8t (agu) and use synta gold fully synthetic which is 5w40 and is available from the stealers or gsf car parts.

Thats exactly the type of response I was looking for! Good man![:D]

More as the quote above please!
 

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2000 1.8t usually 10w40 fully synthetic - this time it is synta gold (could be 5w40), previous to that it was castrol gtx magnatec, going to try mobil one next i think.

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On both my 2 Previous 1.8T's I used

VW's Synta Gold Oil - which is FULLY SYNTHETIC, and I ALWAYS REQUESTED that they use this oil for servicing, to which I had to pay a little extra for. I think it's rated at 5W-40

R32 = Castrol SLX2 (Fully Synthetic, 0w-40)
 

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guys it depends on the mileage of the car etc. These are factors that should be taken into consideration to which oil you need to use.
 
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