What engine oil..

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What engine oil..

Post by zacamor » Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:38 am

Hi guys, thought there might of been a sticky somewhere about what lubricants to use but cannot find any solid answers.

I have purchased Fuchs titan gt1 5w-40 synthetic.
Is this a good choice for the 4.2?

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Post by MIDZ » Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:08 pm

OEM: Castrol edge Titanium 5W-30 Long-Life (Fully Synthetic) or Castrol Edge Titanium 0W-30 (Fully Synthetic)
My choice would be the second of these for short distance travel, frequent starts & stops

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Post by zacamor » Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:23 pm

So is the 5w-40 No good?
What vw spec should it meet as well?

I don't mind returning what I have if it's no good?

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Post by Rw@@dy » Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:41 pm

I run 5w-40, quite a few do if you find it uses oil


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Post by zacamor » Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:46 pm

Rw@@dy wrote:I run 5w-40, quite a few do if you find it uses oil


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Ok, I haven't had it long so not really sure.
The oil I picked up is Fuchs titan gt1 5w-40 synthetic but I'm not sure if it has the right vw spec?

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Post by Rw@@dy » Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:52 pm

zacamor wrote:
Rw@@dy wrote:I run 5w-40, quite a few do if you find it uses oil


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Ok, I haven't had it long so not really sure.
The oil I picked up is Fuchs titan gt1 5w-40 synthetic but I'm not sure if it has the right vw spec?

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Is it fully synthetic? I was using that oil before but in 5w-30, moved to millers nano tech 5w-40 now


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Post by zacamor » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:03 pm

Yes it is fully synthetic and has this on the spec.
VW 502 00 / VW 505 00 / VW 505 01



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Post by neil_f » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:58 pm

I use Fuchs Titan GT1 Pro c3 5w30. Think quite a few folk recommend this oil. Have only had to top up with 1l in 8k miles so doesn't seem to burn a lot.

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Post by zacamor » Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:10 pm

I think I'll change to the pro...

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Post by MIDZ » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:38 am

I can't be sure what the spec is but you'll find it in the cars handbook, i think it's a choice between VW 505 00 & VW 507 00. One is long life and one is not in the Castrol range.
As long as the oil you use has any of these specs it should be good

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Post by ArthurPE » Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:35 pm

This might help

Audi recommends 5W-40 oil in the US.
The oil must be VW 502 and API SL
Other viscosities allowed are 5W-30 or 0w-40.... and only if 5W -40 not available.
I year / 10000 miles fixed interval.
Castrol Syntec is used by Audi USA.

The oil used in RS4s outside the USA ( UK /Australia) is a vw 504 spec oil. This only comes in 5w-30 weight. Australia has fixed service intervals, UK variable.

The Castrol oil used by dealers in UK and Australia is VW Longlife III vw 504-507. ( Also known as SLX Powerflow Longlife III in Australia and Castrol Edge 5w-30 in the UK). No API rating given as these are Audi specific oils.
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Post by zacamor » Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:31 am

ArthurPE wrote:This might help

Audi recommends 5W-40 oil in the US.
The oil must be VW 502 and API SL
Other viscosities allowed are 5W-30 or 0w-40.... and only if 5W -40 not available.
I year / 10000 miles fixed interval.
Castrol Syntec is used by Audi USA.

The oil used in RS4s outside the USA ( UK /Australia) is a vw 504 spec oil. This only comes in 5w-30 weight. Australia has fixed service intervals, UK variable.

The Castrol oil used by dealers in UK and Australia is VW Longlife III vw 504-507. ( Also known as SLX Powerflow Longlife III in Australia and Castrol Edge 5w-30 in the UK). No API rating given as these are Audi specific oils.
Bingo, very helpful.
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Post by RS04YOB » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:35 pm

It will be fine I use 5w40

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Post by Covkiller » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:24 pm

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