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Old 09-10-2019, 01:55 PM   #29
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Thanks. There is nothing magical about these engines, turbo charged cars have been around for decades. Good oil is good oil, 5k changes, drive hard, have fun.
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Old 09-11-2019, 12:38 AM   #30
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Thanks. There is nothing magical about these engines, turbo charged cars have been around for decades. Good oil is good oil, 5k changes, drive hard, have fun.
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Old 09-11-2019, 11:38 AM   #31
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I’ve been running Pennzoil Platinum 0w-40 for a while now, I switched from Mobil 1 a few oil changes ago. I suspect that the Pennzoil is a touch less viscous (thicker) because my engine uses/loses less oil and feels smoother than it did with Mobil 1.

As has been said, good oil is good oil. I don’t think you can really go wrong with any of the popular name brand options.
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Old 09-11-2019, 11:52 AM   #32
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Thanks fellas, just did the carbon cleaning done for her after 125k kms and the car feels smooth now. Gonna try the shell ultra helix since I already purchased it and will be sticking to 5W40.
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Old 09-16-2019, 10:20 AM   #33
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Having blown a turbo 20 miles after a dealer oil change on my TDI I have to say that on a high mileage car oil weight may actually be something to think about. The mechanic that replaced the turbo said likely they used a lighter weight oil by mistake. The turbo shaft (90K miles) was also likey already worn and the lighter weight oil may have been the final blow. After this experience I tend to stick with the recommended weight.

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