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    due an oil change on 1.8 petrol b5 x reg.
    can anyone advise on the better oil bearing in mind the wife works only 2 miles away so i imagine engine needs warming up rather quicker than normal . from what i can make out its 5 w30 ???
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    Use Quantum Platinum, it is a 5w/40.
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    thanks for the reply,seems a cheap option as well
     
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    right , before i changed the oil i removed oil filler cap and noticed their is a layer of black film not thick at all.
    so before i change oil would a flush be reccomended or just make sure the engine is well warm before i drain the oil?
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    Quote Originally Posted by barrymorri View Post
    their is a layer of black film not thick at all.
    Is this a black film of liquid oil, or caked-on carbon?

    If its black oil.... proceed as normal, with a warmish engine

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    possibly caked-on carbon as its a tacky, maybe oil change then repeat after 1000miles??
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by barrymorri View Post
    possibly caked-on carbon as its a tacky, maybe oil change then repeat after 1000miles??
    If you use a diesel spec oil for the 1000 miles it will help to clean-it-out gently

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    a big thanks for your replies , im planning on a 700 mile round trip next week so would it be a good idea to do 350mile straight run with the diesel oil? , sorry if it sounds dumb but what spec diesel oil would you recommend ?. presumable a more expensive one would just be a waste of good grade oil for a 1000 mile
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by barrymorri View Post
    a big thanks for your replies , im planning on a 700 mile round trip next week so would it be a good idea to do 350mile straight run with the diesel oil? , sorry if it sounds dumb but what spec diesel oil would you recommend ?. presumable a more expensive one would just be a waste of good grade oil for a 1000 mile
    Stick to the oil Crasher recommended above for both changes

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    am i right in thinking this should be in the 30 mark as i was just forced to pay 40 for 5L , did not have to buy i suppose but left it too late go elsewhere,that was at my local seat dealer.
     
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