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Big Megger
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i have a 1.8 td mark 2 endura de. which oil do i use?
 

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What year is that?

Coz for the TD engine there are two types of 'recommendation'...

If the built date is pre- May 1999 then the recommended oil is 10W40

From May 1999 onwards it's 5W30

Hope it helps
Phil
 

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Big Megger
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is 20w/20 any good?
 

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20W/20 will kill the Endura!

Bascially you will need oil which has cold end protection of 10W or below, and hot end protection of 30 or above...

So if your car is made before May 1999, 10W/40
If your car is made after May 1999, 5W/30

Don't put any 20W/20 into the engine!

Hope these helps

Phil
 

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Big Megger
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what exactly will it do to my engine?? as it is already in?
 

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hi,
i spoke to a m8 of mine who's a mechanic he said you could possibly blow the seals in verious places in the engine i would change it asap or risk loosing the engine.
 

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Already IN? with 20W/20?

GET THAT 20W/20 OUT NOW AT ALL COST!

(sorry abou tshouting... but it's kind of urgent... :D )

20W/20 is that kind for motorbike... not car engine!

what year is the mondeo? We can recommend what oil you should be using, but for you own sake, get those 20W/20 out!

Phil
 

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Big Megger
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i got a 98 td aspen mk 2
 

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98 Mk2,

in that case then the oil you should be using is 10W/40. (or 5W/40 if you can afford to do so)

But just get the 20W/20 out ASAP otherwise you are going to lose the engine!

Phil
 

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TDDI Buff
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10/40 on his coz its done a fair few miles
 

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Big Megger
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a few miles its still a baby at 152000

not a baby if i dont get the oil out lol ill cahnge it tommorrow only done about 10 miles since i put it in
 

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well running on it for any longer is just like gambling...

so get it changed asap...

how come you would use the 20w20 stuff in the first place?

Phil
 

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Big Megger
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cos i got a shit load of it like 3 drums
 

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3 drums... well keep them for the motorbikes.. and just keep them off the car!
 

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Big Megger
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moto bikes? its for commercial vehicles right??
 

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it says diesel oil 20w/20 on the drum. i wouldnt have thought there were many diesel motor bikes about my dad has it in his transit aswell is it alreet in there or not?
 

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well i said motorbike coz it's what my mates buy the 20W/20 for...

Anyway... different engines have different specification on what oil it needs... even on the container it says it's for diesel it doesn't mean it fits....

For the later ones (Mk2 post- May 1999) the spec for oil is 5W/30 instead of 10W/40... and a lot of people were saying that i have got the wrong oil coz that's in the petrol section... but that's what the spec says... so there you go...

Your engine needs 10W/40, keep that in your mind!
(or if you want a bit better cold starting ability... 5W/40.. of course that comes with a higher price tag!)

Phil
 

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MEG Corporal
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my SEAT 1.8 20v used 0w30 ..retail at £10 per litre :D
 

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whoo.. 0W/30... :love: exotic stuff... is that under the spec or you loving your car too much? :tongue:

yeh i could put that into my TDi... but the difference... probably none... :innocent:
 

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that was the oil that got used for the long life service set up on those cars but I decided to use it as normal. it was castrol slx 0-30 and said at the top of the bottle 'specialy formulated for use with VAG'

it was green, lol.
 
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