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Old 09-05-10, 21:29
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Default Re: OIL for 2000 T4 2.5tdi 88bhp blue eye

just bought castrol gtx 15w-40...it is vw spec and is aimed at higher mileage engines...75,000 miles and above... at Wilkinsons for 16.99 for 4 litres....about 6 quid less than Halfords..

just got 2 of them as owners manual suggests sump holds 5.5 litres
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Old 09-05-10, 21:47
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Just try not to get oil run right into your arm pit as you unscrew the filter, oil all over the driveway as you pull the sump plug out and it misses the bucket... or a new copper washer when you pop it back on. Sounds like a pretty good deal..
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Old 10-05-10, 01:18
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5/40 fully synthetic dont use anythink else

That's what I used. Fuchs Titan 5w40 from GSF is a good quality oil at a reasonable price.
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Old 10-05-10, 22:37
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That's what I used. Fuchs Titan 5w40 from GSF is a good quality oil at a reasonable price.
I'm no oil expert, but the advice I'd been given was steer toward an oil which is a bit thicker (viscosity) as it will look after an 'older' engine on start up. Once heated they all end up similar. Not sure how true that is?! Thin oil can cause pressure issues apparently, but thicker oil may struggle on a really cold start?

Who knows...its got GTX in now and is purring..hehe. Changed the oil filter as well..that was fun..tip for anyone replacing..run a bit of oil on the seal of the new one..that way it should come off easier when changing next time!! Changed fuel, air and pollen filter whilst at it...allow a couple of hours..fuel filter is a bit entertaining as well?
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Next service will be putting in AMSoil 5w-40w european fully synthetic oil,just ordered from Opieoils for 50 notes,want a good oil in for the long winter ahead
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Old 21-12-14, 17:33
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2.5 doesnt require long life thats for pd engines, and oil from the dealers quamtum is made by castrol anyway.
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I've used either Quantum Synta 10w40 or castrol magnatec 10w40 in all the vans I've had (1.9td, 2.4, 2.5 88&102) this past ten years with zero problems. Personally I find fully synthetic too thin for older engines. They would all have had their oil changed every 5-6k miles.
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