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Offline GTI 500

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Engine oil.
« on: November 15, 2021, 12:48:47 pm »
I have a 2005 Mk5 golf Gti with full vw serice history & 60k on the clock, what the best engine oil to use, do i stick to genuine vw long life or i was thinking of using Millers nanodrive?

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Re: Engine oil.
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2021, 10:21:37 am »
I use Quantum 5w40 in the summer and 5w30 in the winter.......works for me
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Re: Engine oil.
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2021, 06:56:16 am »
Go onto the Opie oils website - they have many reviews and deals on oils ..... Quantum or Fuchs oils best for me

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Re: Engine oil.
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2021, 05:39:14 pm »
Millers nanotech 5/40 in mine.
Buy from Opie, if you're lucky they might have a sale  :signLOL:

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Re: Engine oil.
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2021, 06:05:09 pm »
I change my oil really frequently so tend to use quantum 3/4 of the time and millers the other 1/4.

I bought millers last month off ebay and it was £50 vs £20 odd for quantum.

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Re: Engine oil.
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2021, 07:26:26 pm »
No such thing as ‘best’ with oil, or any orher car part/consumable that is subjective. Everyone’s own personal choice is naturally the best  :grin:

Just throw in whatever suits your budget.


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Re: Engine oil.
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2021, 10:40:58 pm »
Can't go wrong with £20/5L delivered I linked above.

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Re: Engine oil.
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2021, 06:39:09 am »
I agree...if you are changing oil at every 5k miles on a daily, none of the full synthetic (F/S) oils are going to break down in there and become useless. F/S oils take a long time and a lot of use before they stop protecting.

I use LiquiMoly 5w40 now and used VW recommended; Castrol EDGE 5w40 for the first 120k miles.
My owner's Manual (N. America) states a F/S 5w40 VW 502.00 is to be used; but if 5w40 isn't available, then it is OK to use a 5w30 that is VW 502.00 approved.
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