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(Im not used to saying that) is going in for a service this tuesday and i often buy my own oil and get my mechanic to put it in. My old golf, 1.6 used agip oil and i was really happy with that http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
Any suggestions or grades of oil i should be running in the GTI

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Re: Oil suggestions?? (vweuro)

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The GTI
(Im not used to saying that) is going in for a service this tuesday and i often buy my own oil and get my mechanic to put it in. My old golf, 1.6 used agip oil and i was really happy with that http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
Any suggestions or grades of oil i should be running in the GTI

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Adam I used to run Mobil 1 in my GTI ... dunno if that was the best or not, but it seemed to work okay. Can't quite remember the exact spec, but I think it was 0W/40??? Whatever you can buy from the Auto stores anyway, I couldn't seem to track down any other spec for Mobil 1 in Canberra at the time.
 

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Re: Oil suggestions?? (minigolf)

As long as it complies with the VW oil standard, can't remember what it is for the 1.8T, then you are safe. That said, IMHO Mobil 1 0W/40 is the ducks guts. Dad used it in his TTr and Porsche use it. As does Saab, Mercedes and I belive BMW does as well. Agip and Elf are also very good. I use Penrite which is also very good, although I'm not sure what they do that complies with the standard.
 

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Re: Oil suggestions?? (vweuro)

Shell Helix Ultra is full Synthetic, is cheaper at the Service Stations ($55) than Mobil 1 ($60+), plus you can get it cheaper again at Kmart ($50)
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I've used Shell in my T4 from 20,000 km (100,000 km so far) & the motor still sounds like new.


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Re: Oil suggestions?? (Green T4)

Yes Patrick and I both put Shell Helix Ultra into the GTI's rather than the regular Mobil 1 I had been using in the 1.8T Passat. The Benz runs 0w40 Mobil 1 though as it's what the stealership uses as Ian said.
It's all good anyhow http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 
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