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    Thread: Auto 2001 GTI 1.8

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      04-20-2012 03:29 AM #1
      Recommendations on oil?

      thanks

    2. 04-20-2012 01:28 PM #2
      0W-30 German Castrol, available at Pep Boys/Autozone. 0W-40 Mobil 1, available at Everywhere. You can't really go wrong with either of these.

    3. 04-22-2012 11:59 AM #3
      Mobil 1 HiMiles, 10w-30 for summer. Great product for a modest price.


      Edge 5w-30 did the best of any oil I've seen in a 1.8t


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      03 passat 1.8, 06 jetta 2.0t, 14 tiguan se awd
      04-22-2012 03:59 PM #4
      a 502 or acea a3/b4 5w-30 or 5w-40 would suit the 1.8 better year round. m1 10w-30 is not acea a3 although the hi miles 10w-40 is. but 10w-xx is not a good match for a turbo imo. m1 0w-40 is the easyest oil to find, the new castrol is around along with many others. the mann 940/25 filter for the passat fits and will bring the capacity to a full five qts..

    5. 04-24-2012 07:23 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by gmikel View Post
      a 502 or acea a3/b4 5w-30 or 5w-40 would suit the 1.8 better year round. m1 10w-30 is not acea a3 although the hi miles 10w-40 is. but 10w-xx is not a good match for a turbo imo. m1 0w-40 is the easyest oil to find, the new castrol is around along with many others. the mann 940/25 filter for the passat fits and will bring the capacity to a full five qts..
      Mobil 1 10w-30 HM is ACEA A3, one of just a few 30 weights to make the +150c High-Temp/High-Shear rating of >3.5cP, like German Syntec and MaxLife Synth, BMW's Castrol 5w-30....and all the Euro 5w-30s.

      http://www.mobil.com/USA-English/Lub...leage_Oil.aspx

      Specifications and Approvals

      Mobil 1 High Mileage oils meet or exceed the requirements of: 5W-30 10W-30 10W-40
      ACEA A1/B1,A5/B5 A3/B3,A3/B4 A3/B3,A3/B4

      Not that it matters, I've gotten great DOCUMENTED results from A5 oils (common 5w-30 synths) it's just the same "quality", just thinner, and better.



      Shall I post some UOAs?
      Last edited by Apexxx; 04-24-2012 at 07:39 PM.

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      04-24-2012 09:15 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Apexxx View Post
      Mobil 1 10w-30 HM is ACEA A3, one of just a few 30 weights to make the +150c High-Temp/High-Shear rating of >3.5cP, like German Syntec and MaxLife Synth, BMW's Castrol 5w-30....and all the Euro 5w-30s.

      http://www.mobil.com/USA-English/Lub...leage_Oil.aspx

      Specifications and Approvals

      Mobil 1 High Mileage oils meet or exceed the requirements of: 5W-30 10W-30 10W-40
      ACEA A1/B1,A5/B5 A3/B3,A3/B4 A3/B3,A3/B4

      Not that it matters, I've gotten great DOCUMENTED results from A5 oils (common 5w-30 synths) it's just the same "quality", just thinner, and better.



      Shall I post some UOAs?
      you're right m1 high miles is a3/b4, but it wasn't always. nobody knows like you. NOT!!!

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