MK5 Golf GTI

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Title: Oil consumption
Post by: Dij303 on April 16, 2018, 06:45:20 AM
My last question on here was regarding oil consumption in my Mk5 GTI. Last time I filled up with oil I reset the trip and have done about 600 miles. The oil level is now nearly at the min line so due a top up. Is 600 miles about average or does this seem unusual? Currently using 5w 30 by the way.
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Title: Re: Oil consumption
Post by: Dawsy on April 16, 2018, 07:20:48 AM
I believe VW have stated that upto 1 litre every 1k miles is acceptable in their book.... I have a stage 1 remap and am currently using 5w40. I have only owned the car 5 weeks but have probably done around 700 miles in that time. The oil level hasn't moved. As I understand it 5w40 is best suited to any modified or high mileage vehicle so may be worth giving 5w40 a go?

Regards

Martyn
Title: Re: Oil consumption
Post by: Dan_FR on April 16, 2018, 07:45:37 AM
Yours is high but not unheard of. Do yourself a favour and service it using a good quality 5W40 oil
Title: Re: Oil consumption
Post by: Dij303 on April 17, 2018, 07:18:37 AM
I believe VW have stated that upto 1 litre every 1k miles is acceptable in their book.... I have a stage 1 remap and am currently using 5w40. I have only owned the car 5 weeks but have probably done around 700 miles in that time. The oil level hasn't moved. As I understand it 5w40 is best suited to any modified or high mileage vehicle so may be worth giving 5w40 a go?

Regards

Martyn

Many thanks for your response Martyn. The only modification on mine is the exhaust so doubt that would have any impact on oil use? It has just over 100k on the clock so relatively high. I’ll give 5w40 a go and see if it makes any difference.

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Title: Re: Oil consumption
Post by: Dij303 on April 17, 2018, 07:20:07 AM
Yours is high but not unheard of. Do yourself a favour and service it using a good quality 5W40 oil

Cheers Dan.
Do you think a complete oil / filter change is a good idea or just top it up with 5w40?


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Title: Re: Oil consumption
Post by: Dale on April 17, 2018, 09:01:15 AM
Do a complete oil and filter change as there's no point just topping it up with 5w40 as you'll be mixing it.


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Title: Re: Oil consumption
Post by: Dan_FR on April 17, 2018, 11:32:41 AM
As above, full change is best. No need to go out and do this immediately if you're not due a change, but its definitely worth swapping to a 5W40 at your next service.
Title: Re: Oil consumption
Post by: Dij303 on April 17, 2018, 12:25:28 PM
Do a complete oil and filter change as there's no point just topping it up with 5w40 as you'll be mixing it.


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Sound. Thanks for your help


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Title: Re: Oil consumption
Post by: Dij303 on April 17, 2018, 12:26:06 PM
As above, full change is best. No need to go out and do this immediately if you're not due a change, but its definitely worth swapping to a 5W40 at your next service.
Makes sense. Cheers


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Title: Re: Oil consumption
Post by: Pudding on April 17, 2018, 04:32:05 PM
Try Mobil 1 FS X1 5W50.  5w40 won’t do much to an engine that’s burning a litre per 1000km.