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Oil change
« on: July 12, 2021, 12:10:04 am »
Hi guys. Recommend grade of oil. Car has done 82k doesn't swam to use as much as some but tbh I don't do much milage. Think people mention a good 5-40?

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Re: Oil change
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2021, 01:30:24 am »
I use Quantum 5w40 VW own oil in mine.

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Re: Oil change
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2021, 01:32:22 am »
I cant remember what oil I got from tps last time. My memory is awful. Is it 5-30 normally and some switch to 5-40?.

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Re: Oil change
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2021, 01:42:58 am »
My Owner's Manual says it comes from the factory with VW approved 502.00_5w40...but if 5w40 isn't available, it is OK to use 5w30 so long as it is VW 502.00 approved oil.
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Re: Oil change
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2021, 08:27:40 am »
Quantum platinum 5w 40 for me bought in 20 L cubes from an ebay supplier.
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Re: Oil change
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2021, 08:41:11 am »
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Re: Oil change
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2021, 08:52:39 am »
I use Castrol edge but will look at using Quantum next time due to this thread.

One thing i was wondering though is my car uses a litre every 1000 miles which apparently is ok according to VW. Hopefully this will reduce as a found a very small leak from the filter housing at the weekend. But with it using a litre every 1k miles is there any need to change the oil? surely it will be a constant stream of fresh oil (every 5k miles you will have completely refreshed) so just changing the filter would be ok?

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Re: Oil change
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2021, 09:00:47 am »
Can get the quantum for 11.60 plus vat from tps

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Re: Oil change
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2021, 09:04:43 am »
I use Castrol edge but will look at using Quantum next time due to this thread.

One thing i was wondering though is my car uses a litre every 1000 miles which apparently is ok according to VW. Hopefully this will reduce as a found a very small leak from the filter housing at the weekend. But with it using a litre every 1k miles is there any need to change the oil? surely it will be a constant stream of fresh oil (every 5k miles you will have completely refreshed) so just changing the filter would be ok?

I'd do a proper oil and filter change, get the oil out that is sat in the sump, it could have tiny pieces of metal in it.

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Re: Oil change
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2021, 09:09:37 am »
Can get the quantum for 11.60 plus vat from tps

For 5litres. The 5-30 longlife which I'm pretty sure is in thr car now is on offer at £16 plus vat for 5litres.

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Re: Oil change
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2021, 09:59:41 am »
I use VW Quantum 5w40 from TPS and change it every 6 months due to short journeys I do.

I do get a very small leak from the oil filter housing but this is hit and miss, as sometimes it does leak and other times it does not after a change.......very odd as always put a new seal and torque to 25nm as specified.
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Re: Oil change
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2021, 02:52:33 pm »
One thing i was wondering though is my car uses a litre every 1000 miles which apparently is ok according to VW. Hopefully this will reduce as a found a very small leak from the filter housing at the weekend. But with it using a litre every 1k miles is there any need to change the oil?
I do get a very small leak from the oil filter housing but this is hit and miss, as sometimes it does leak and other times it does not after a change.

Right...but 1L/1k miles is near the lower limit for when VW would've addressed the issue under its warranty, when it had one. The loss is probably due to old, hardened and cracked valve stem seals. I replaced mine at 120k miles. You want to keep a PCV in good shape mounted as well. Normally, it should go through 0.5L/5k miles.

The leaking at the oil filter housing is more likely the seals between the filter housing and block...and/or the filter housing and oil cooler. It is best to replace the filter housing instead of just those two seals if you choose to do the service. Because the filter housing comes with two new seals.
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Re: Oil change
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2021, 04:04:54 pm »
Thanks.......I will take a closer look.
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Re: Oil change
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2021, 09:18:49 pm »
Another Quantum 5W40 user - and buy it by the Cube - handy knowing there is plenty to hand, plus it does my other VW

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Re: Oil change
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2021, 03:49:55 pm »
The cube idea hey!?!.

Prefer the old skool plastic bottle method lol