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Hello guys not really new to the RS3 world but doing my first service on her,I am wondering what oil to treat her to, having coming from a s3 8p I used to use Miller's 5w40 nano drive. What do you guys recommend 5w30 or 5w40 if so what brands and links would be highly helpful thanks.

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Hello guys not really new to the RS3 world but doing my first service on her,I am wondering what oil to treat her to, having coming from a s3 8p I used to use Miller's 5w40 nano drive. What do you guys recommend 5w30 or 5w40 if so what brands and links would be highly helpful thanks.


Hi Ryan.

Nothing fancy here mate Quantum 5w/30 on my 8P & a previous A3 3.2.

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Millers 5W-40 nano here.

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Have used Shell Helix ultra on previous RS3’s
Currently on Castrol Edge LL2 but at next oil change will be using the Millers 5w-30 EE Longlife 84847e8f50778dfaaf6d44f18a3cd634.jpg

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Why are people changing to 5w40 is there a particular reason ? Thanks guys appreciate the feed back

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Why are people changing to 5w40 is there a particular reason ? Thanks guys appreciate the feed back


They think they know better the Audi 😂

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0W-30 Helix Ultra here mate on the first service. Why f*ck about with 5w-40? Think about cold starts and such.

 

The garage (obviously not Audi) charged me at cost from Opi Oils - £70 or thereabouts - Audi would pour in anything available of course and charge you £18/L.



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0W-30 Helix Ultra here mate on the first service. Why f*ck about with 5w-40? Think about cold starts and such.
 
The garage (obviously not Audi) charged me at cost from Opi Oils - £70 or thereabouts - Audi would pour in anything available of course and charge you £18/L.


Vag use to use 0/30 in there longlife2 then changed to 5/30 due to problems.

We don't have cold enough weather to warrant it tbh.

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Motul 300V 5w-40 change every year/10000km



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Have used Shell Helix ultra on previous RS3’s
Currently on Castrol Edge LL2 but at next oil change will be using the Millers 5w-30 EE Longlife 84847e8f50778dfaaf6d44f18a3cd634.jpg

Thread revival but wondered if you were using the Millers yet Sean?

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Thread revival but wondered if you were using the Millers yet Sean?


Yes mate I am.

I’m not gonna blow smoke up its arse but it seems to be doing the job ok.

I don’t know how the twit on moaners.net says it lowers his operating temperature by 5 deg though
Car seems to run at the same temp as when it had the Castrol Edge in it.

I like the fact though that you can contact Millers and it’s a uk company.

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Yes mate I am.

I’m not gonna blow smoke up its arse but it seems to be doing the job ok.

I don’t know how the twit on moaners.net says it lowers his operating temperature by 5 deg though
Car seems to run at the same temp as when it had the Castrol Edge in it.

I like the fact though that you can contact Millers and it’s a uk company.

Thanks mate.
I had my service a few thousand ago and Quantum was used, don’t rate Quantum anymore since Castrol moved away.
I really like Millers oils and from everything I’ve read it’s very good quality. I had contemplated the 5w40 Nanodrive but think I’ll go with the 5w30 like you.
Thanks for your feedback

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Thanks mate.
I had my service a few thousand ago and Quantum was used, don’t rate Quantum anymore since Castrol moved away.
I really like Millers oils and from everything I’ve read it’s very good quality. I had contemplated the 5w40 Nanodrive but think I’ll go with the 5w30 like you.
Thanks for your feedback

I spoke to Millers technical dept before taking the plunge, they recommended the 5W-30 as it carries the correct 504/507 rating for VAG vehicles.

He did say if my car was remapped and running big power then the 5W-40 could be used.

I also put the Millers in our Golf 7 GTD.

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Think the deal on Opie at the moment the 5w40 Nanodrive cfs is similar price as 5w30.
Since I’m running Apr stage 1 I might give it a try, no warranty to worry about.
Always remember when we ran 5w40 on the 8P, personally I found my engine to be quieter when warm.

Edited by Quattro, 11 June 2019 - 07:15 PM.


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Thanks mate.I had my service a few thousand ago and Quantum was used, don’t rate Quantum anymore since Castrol moved away.I really like Millers oils and from everything I’ve read it’s very good quality. I had contemplated the 5w40 Nanodrive but think I’ll go with the 5w30 like you.Thanks for your feedback


Quatum is now supply by British manufacturer Silkolene 😁

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Quatum is now supply by British manufacturer Silkolene

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Yeah supplied by Fuchs and when I compared specs to the Fuchs equivalent at euro parts it was even cheaper

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Yeah supplied by Fuchs and when I compared specs to the Fuchs equivalent at euro parts it was even cheaper


I pay £15.50 + vat for 5lts 😁

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I pay £15.50 + vat for 5lts

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Yeah think the last 5l I bought was about £19.
Maybe just a snob and think you get what you pay for
Gonna go for 5w30 Millers nanodrive, if anything I’ll feel better

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Yeah think the last 5l I bought was about £19.Maybe just a snob and think you get what you pay forGonna go for 5w30 Millers nanodrive, if anything I’ll feel better


Wasting you money/snob value ?

Silkolene Fuch supply oil to motorsport & motorcycle race teams.

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I use 20/50 

 

 

in my bike and other car they both run sweet !   

 

What tyre pressures are people running >>>???? :lol:  :lol:  :lol:


Edited by Roy, 12 June 2019 - 07:40 PM.





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