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Oil for 172

  Scirocco GT TSi DSG

Silkolene, Silkolene, Silkolene, it is the best. I have no cold start problems, no jerkiness on cold mornings and starts first time every time since using this. It is the best though a little expensive but def worth it.


ClioSport Admin
  Maserati Ghibli S

I take Mobil1 fully synthetic to my dealers and get them to use that - it also works out cheaper than their oil!
  Skoda Fabia vRS

you WILL have to buy it yourself, dealers have there own oil and wont be willing to get you a diff type

anyone tried synta gold?, its available from vw/audi dealers and is a fully synthetic oil but not too overpriced like some others... I used to use it on my 2.0 s16 pug for ages, found it excellent and not too searching as mobil 1 can be...

Dont be fooled by marketing, mobil 1 is excellent but they dont get gp sponsorship for free, comes out of our pockets..

On another note, is it best to postpone the first oil change a while?? i used to change it every 3-5k in the pug but it had 30k on it when i bought it. some people say that a new engine will not bed in properly if a fancy oil (ie mobil 1) is put in too soon and that a mineral oil is put in at the factory to allow this bedding in to occur...

Im almost at 2k now in the cup and am in 2 minds as to whether to change it now or leave it a while longer..

Any thoughts anyone?

  Corsa 1.3 CDTI

My Cup is at 3,000 now and I too am wndering whether to change my oil and filter, I know its well before the 12,000 mile service, however, will this do my engine any harm?

All advice please, and thanks for the posts!
  Corsa 1.3 CDTI


I changed mine at 1k and I am going to change it at 6k and then let the monkeys at renault change if at the 12k service. Basically every 6k I am going to do any oil change.

I do mine on a regular basis cause I drive the car fairly hard and its piece of mind for £25.


ClioSport Admin
  Maserati Ghibli S

Mav, on newer engines the 0 rating is ok, but imho wouldnt recommend it on older engines (6+ years old). Saying that, I had it in my old 16v (1994) and it was great, 110,000 miles when I sold it (2 years ago) with no probs.