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    Thread: Is it ok put a 10w-60 oil in a 1.8t

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      05-04-2012 05:57 AM #1
      i have a 03 golf 1.8t AUM remapped and i live where temp is between 5 to 47 Celsius
      i've been using castrol edge 5w-40 (the 5w30 and the 0w30 is not available) but since i have had my car remapped the engineer there recommended a 10w-60 oil since its a fully synthetic racing oil and there are recommended for turbo charged engines

      i tryed the castrol edge sport 10w-60 and its working great (very smooth & quiet,etc... any way better than the 4w-40) and its the time to change it now and im looking to change to Liqui-Moly Synthoil Racetech GT1 10W-60 i heard that's even better

      BUT i've recently cheked the list of approve oils and i cant find a 10w-60 oil
      sooo ??????
      please help , thanks in advance

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      05-04-2012 08:05 AM #2
      unless you have an oil heater you probably should stay away from something that heavy. with a turbo it's more important to get the oil flowing quickly, with a vw that has an oil cooler the second number is not as important. fwiw 5w-40 will serve your purpose.

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      05-04-2012 09:41 AM #3
      The only cars that should be getting 10w-60 oil are BMW M3's, M5's, and M6's. And even then, only Castrol TWS 10w-60 is approved (in the US, I believe it's called Castrol Edge in other markets). Liqui-Moly isn't.

      Stick with a full synthetic 5w-40.
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      05-04-2012 10:02 AM #4
      thanks for you advise, ill stick to a 5w-40 oil that's vw approved
      what about the Liqui Moly Top Tec 4100 5W-40??? its not fully synthetic but synthetic tech oil
      here is the tec data
      http://www.liqui-moly.de/liquimoly/m...%204100_EN.pdf

    5. 05-04-2012 11:21 AM #5
      You'll be ok w/a 5w-40. 40 weight essentially has a built-in margin for oil temps up to 120c. idk what products are available there, but 20w-50 synth should be the thickest you need. Valvoline makes a good 20w-50. Skip 10w-60, it sheers down fast.

      One other option is 5w-50, it's the best-selling grade of Mobil 1 in Europe. You can get it in USA at AMG dealers, or use the Syntec 5w-50, an amazing product.

      US guys reading this should think twice about Mobil 1 15w-50 "Red Cap". I hear bad things about it. Syntec 5w-50 is easy to find, afaik, KMart carries it.

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      05-04-2012 08:55 PM #6
      I ran LubroMoly for about 5 or 6 OCIs in my FSI. 5000mi oci, 5w40 Synthoil Premium. Submitted a UOA thats floating around here.. anyway, i really like it and would still be using it if i had a local supplier.


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    7. 05-06-2012 03:56 PM #7






      Read your max sustained oil temp and select an oil that will stay above 9cSt at that temp.

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      05-06-2012 04:35 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Apexxx View Post






      Read your max sustained oil temp and select an oil that will stay above 9cSt at that temp.
      it's not that complicated, nice graph though all and all. vw's run @195f and the oil runs about 10-15 warmer summer or winter.

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