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OK, so the MMI on my 3.0 TDi is telling me it wants an oil top up, no problem, quickly refer to manual and have the required specification of oil to meet long life servicing - obviously I can get this from Audi.

This is where my dilema begins, my company provide me with an Arval fuel card which covers fuel and oil, of course Audi dealers don't take fuel cards and I'm bollox'd if I'm paying for it if I don't have too, so my questions are as follows (Probably been asked before but I'm afraid my 12 years of IT experince counts for nothing with the search engine on here. lol):-

1). Is there a brand (IE. Castrol/Mobil etc) that meets the required VW50700 standard.

2). Given I need to purchase on a fuel card is the answer to 1). readily available at any filling station chain (ie. Shell/Texaco etc)?

Thanks in advance.
 

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I'm just going to use the 1ltr bottle that is stored in my boot in that nice little case that is velcro'd to the side !!!!! ..... It came with the Car :cool:
 

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answered my own question.....however

OK, so googling the spec produced the following list, clearly I stand a good chance of getting Shell oil at a Shell garage, i guess what I'm after now is recommendations from your good selves regarding the treacles listed below:-

Addinol Mega Light MV0539 LE
Agip 7008
Autol Carrera Longlife III
Aral SuperTronic LongLife III
Astris Matro L-3
Aviasynth 5W-30 LongLife 3
BP Visco 7000 Longlife III
Bucher AG Motorex Profile V-XL
Castrol EDGE 5W-30
Castrol SLX LongLife III
Castrol TXT 507 00
Castrol LongLife III Hochleistungsmotorenol
Castrol SLX Longlife III Topup
Cepsa Star TDI Synth
Divino Syntholight 03
Elf Solaris LLX
Eurol Syntence Longlife
Fuchs TITAN GT1 Longlife III
Galp Formula Longlife III
Gamaparts Super Longlife III
Havoline Ultra V
Madit Gold Longlife
Megol Motorenol Compatible
Millers XF LONG LIFE 5w30
Mobil 1 ESP Formula 5W-30
MOL Dynamic Gold Longlife
Motorex Profile V-XL
Panolin Avanis SV-X
Pentosin Pento Super Performance III
Q8 Formula V Long Life 5W/30
Repsol Elite Longlife 50700/50400
Shell Helix Ultra Extra
Shell Helix Ultra VX
Statoil LazerWay LL
Tecar Motorenol 504 00 / 507 00
Top Tec 4200
Total Quartz Ineo 504-507
VAPS Vapsoil 507 00
Volkswagen LongLife III
Wintershall ViVA1 SLV Plus
Zeller+Gmelin Divinol Syntholight 03

Again preferably one that's easily founf in petrol stations of the UK!

Cheers,

James.
 

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Hmmmm

Haven't seen any spare oil, car was ex demo but all the same....may have to have a word, then again as it's on the company fuel card anyway may as well treat her to a big tub I suppose ;)
 

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Does you manual actually state 507 00 spec as im sure its states 504 00 spec. Shell helix is your best bet and easily available from Shell stations
 

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I cant remember as I sit here and type but the free oil given away with the car was either castrol or mobil. It was gold coloured. I have a gut feeling we covered this in a past thread so it may be worth a search.
 

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manual states 505 00 or 507 00 with the latter being the only one suitable for cars with DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter).
 

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I'd recommend Mobil1 ESP or Castrol EDGE. One thing to be wary of is not to mix fully synthetic oil with standard mineral oils (or so I'm told - happy to be corrected!). I'm fairly sure the factory fill oil is a Castrol fully synthetic, so I'd put some more of that in there or try some Mobil1.
 

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By the way, should have mentioned that you can get Mobil1 in any Esso station, and Castrol can be found at BP.
 
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