OK, well I'll take the liberty to presume your motor is standard, with no modifications (chips, boost valves, free-flowing exhausts, different air filters).slater170 said:hi sean
thanks for your reply
dont know any specs yet
So relatively sedately, with no short journeys, no frequent stop-starts, no high loads, such as towing a caravan, and, importantly (for any engine) v.careful use when cold (less than ½ throtle and less than ½ max engine speed until normal operating temperature).slater170 said:i do about 180 miles a week to and from work 90% of that is on the motorway
i drive my diesel now at a steady pace rarely over 3000 rpm
UK would have been enough - I didn't want to recommend a UK only product to somone livin' over the pond in US or Canada!slater170 said:my location is swinton manchester
Your welcome, that's what makes for a good forum - the free flow of info (in both directions, mind you).slater170 said:hi sean
thanks for your info mate its much appreciated.
next i'll try not to be such a pedant
thanks again seanTeutonic_Tamer said:Your welcome, that's what makes for a good forum - the free flow of info (in both directions, mind you).
BTW, when you get a mo, try and update your profile or sig, or both, so future posters will know where you are and what spec your car is.
BTW2, are you trying to "boost" your post count? That's twice you've duplicated - must be using someone elses fingers to type eh??
Ohh - that's interesting . I think whoever did the last service, they may have reset the service interval display (SID) very wrongly (oh, that's crap English, but you get the message!). On the LongLife servicing, you have to specifically programme the SID to countdown for 730 days, and adittionaly (for diesels) 30,000 miles (actually, 50,000 km, 'cause that's the way it works). Therefore, your car should have been serviced 104 days (3½ months) ago, and in that elapsed time, should have covered 18,000 miles - but according to your useage, (104 days = slightly less than 15weeks, 15 weeks x 180 miles) you have only covered 2,700 miles. That's waaaaaaayyyyyyy of the supposed 18k miles. Even topping up with more than ½ a litre of non-LongLife oil wouldn't cause that much discrepancy (it would bring the miles down, but also bring the days down too).slater170 said:thanks again sean
ive since found out that the car is on the variable servicing and the service is not due for another 12k or so or 626 days!
fx/on <thumbs-up> fx/off - ohh, now my turn at pedant mode, stick UK on the end, 'cause someone over the pond might think your from Manchester Ohio, or summat like that!slater170 said:ive updated the sig and profile
Well then the miles would work out to 23k between servicings, which is fairly good for LongLife on diesels - it's just the days that sound v.iffy - maybe you misread it. Shall I get Steve Wright to send you a "Stifikate of Muppetry"???slater170 said:thanks again sean
i may be talking out of my harris!
im only going off what the car dealer is saying.
the car has done 29k and was last serviced at 18k
now i really am confused!!!
when i get the car at the weekend ill try and suss out the situation properly.
it was definately serviced at an audi dealers ive seen the stamp in the book
err think you better hadTeutonic_Tamer said:Well then the miles would work out to 23k between servicings, which is fairly good for LongLife on diesels - it's just the days that sound v.iffy - maybe you misread it. Shall I get Steve Wright to send you a "Stifikate of Muppetry"???
The oil you used is perfectly OK, probably better than the 0W30 on high-milers like yours. The 0W30 which they would have used would probably have been Castrol SLX LongLife II VW 503.00, 506.00, 506.01. I'm very surprised the inde didn't know about the lastest standard though. The stuff you used, the 504.00, 507.00 replaces the LongLife II standards.paulnsteph said:Hi All, I've been watching this thread closely as I have just had an oil change - bought the car 2 months ago, 100,000 miles, 130 bhp, A4 Avant TDI Quattro 2003 model - its on the long life service, it was last serviced by Audi at 96,000 miles but I wanted to get the oil changed for my own peace of mind as it was previously an Audi lease car and I didn't know if someone might have stuck any old crap in to top it up. I spoke to an independant (very reputable) Audi and VW Specialist and he didn't use the oil I wanted so I purchased the oil myself - Castrol Edge 5W-30, VW 504 00/507 00. He changed the oil and filter for 30 quid, made up. He said the oil they would have used was 0W-30 so now I am really confused, have I put the right oil in? It does say it replaces SLX Longlife II on the oil? Cheers Paul
Just make sure you use the proper spec oil then - if it aint got VW 505.01, 506.01 or 507.00 on the bottle don't use it.slater170 said:hi sean
got a mate looking at it today
anyhow bo**ocks to it im going to change the oil and filters and reset the dis thingy
cheers for the help