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What oil?

sam_kitesurf
25-09-08, 18:01
Which oil do people use for refilling their engine during a service??

Which grade?
Fully synthetic or part synthetic?
Also, any brand in particular?

Engine is 1.9td (ABL engine code)

Cheers,
Sam

JIMMYJAMES
25-09-08, 19:24
I posted the same Q yesterday and no response. Couldn't wait so put semi syntheic 15w 30 in as all the 1.9td engines of my vans year listed it and it seems to run nicely on it. Newer vans need to have a long life oil put in so beware; probably best to check with the steeler to be sure.

sam_kitesurf
25-09-08, 22:20
yeah, surely someone has a definitive answer T:

not even the handbook states the grade of oil to be used!!??!?!!!?

T4 Tom
25-09-08, 22:40
i posted this couple of days ago

https://www.vwt4forum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=21082

PredacomDom
25-09-08, 22:48
I couldn't find a clear answer on the forum either so used this last time I bought a can.

The more expensive "Edge" stuff is specially formulated for VAG Turbo Diesels.

btw T4 and Transporter doesn't come up in search so hit Vans, then VW etc at the bottom...

http://www.castrol.com/castrol/iframe.do?categoryId=9024084&contentId=7044829

PredacomDom
25-09-08, 22:50
btw...

For a 1996-2003 1.9TD (ABL)

The castrol website above recommends the following lubricants:

EDGE 5W-30
or MAGNATEC DIESEL 10W-40

The former being the more expensive fancy stuff.

JIMMYJAMES
25-09-08, 23:14
i posted this couple of days ago

https://www.vwt4forum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=21082

I posted on here too; no definative answer:confused:

btw...

For a 1996-2003 1.9TD (ABL)

The castrol website above recommends the following lubricants:

EDGE 5W-30
or MAGNATEC DIESEL 10W-40

The former being the more expensive fancy stuff.

Just what i needed but i've gone and purchased the wrong stuff but never mind. I will have to change it for thinner in the winter months me thinks.