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    We have a new forum for oil questions

    Hi No, I don't think it exists as all oils will smoke if it's not burning properly. There are smoke suppressants in 2 stroke oil, but as a 4 stroke engine shouldn't burn a huge amount, smoke reduction is not something that the manufacturers worry too much about. If there is plenty of oxygen...
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    We have a new forum for oil questions

    Hi Sorry, looks like I haven't been receiving notifications for some reason. I would use a 5w-30 oil in the Kia. http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-653-5w-30.aspx The best ones there are the Fuchs/Silkolene Pro S, Motul 300V, Mobil ESP, Castrol Edge, Shell Helix Ultra ECT, Millers XF, Fuchs GT1 and...
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    Oil Brands

    I've heard similar things about Rotella before. I've not seen any evidence to back it up though and it always seems to come from someone else, never direct from an oil chemist. Cheers Tim
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    Is long life oil really long life

    Hi As far as I am aware, Castrol make the VW LL3 oil, but I do not think it is the same stuff. Lots of manufacturers make OEM oils, but to lower specs than their own oils. Long life oils are not a marketing trick, but they are something for 'perfect world' conditions. So if you have a BMW...
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    Which are the best oil brands to use

    It's probably a bit thick when cold, so isn't getting around the engine quickly enough. Cheers Tim
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    Which are the best oil brands to use

    People often like to have a dig at Castrol, but they are the big boys, along with Shell and Mobil and people always like to moan about the big companies. The thing is, they make decent oils, you don't get issues with them if they are used properly. You can say the same for a lot of oil...
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    Which are the best oil brands to use

    Hi Mike ZDDP is one of those things that gets mentioned a lot on forums, but there is a lot of incorrect information about it. Although a lot of modern oils have low/zero ZDDP content, the ZDDP is replaced by another anti-wear additive. However that is a bit irrelevant to your car as those are...
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    Got a performance diesel?

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it. The GT1 Pro C3 is a good oil and is doing a good job, so no point in messing with it. Cheers Tim
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    Got a performance diesel?

    Hi Do you know what oil is currently being used in it? The Race Pro C3 is fine for the DPF, but if you are using it for short journeys all the time, you're likely to clog the DPF no matter what oil you use. You might want to try this...
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    Got a performance diesel?

    Hi Without a DPF, you wouldn't need to go for this if you want a performance oil. Top end ester based oils are fine for the PD engine (by boss has had the Pro S 5w-40 in his Leon Cupra Tdi for 5 years and probably 70k with no issues at all). The special thing about the PD oils is that they...
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    Got a performance diesel?

    Has yours got a DPF? Cheers Tim
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    Got a performance diesel?

    In Europe, Mercedes, BMW, VW, Audi, SEAT, Skoda and General Motors all choose FUCHS products as factory fill for their prestigious cars. FUCHS engine oils meet the latest and most demanding specifications set. At the pinnacle of their synthetic oils, they offer the Fuchs Titan Race Pro range and...
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    Which are the best oil brands to use

    The VW PD engines are really harsh on oil, but as long as the oil meets the VW 505.01 spec, it will be fine. There are non-approved oils that are fine for the PD engine, but I would tend to stick with the approved stuff. There are cheap sellers on eBay, some sell oil for less than we pay for...
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    Which are the best oil brands to use

    Yes, quite a while ago now. The Silkolene name is still going on bike and classic oils, the rest is Fuchs. Cheers Tim
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    Which are the best oil brands to use

    I like Fuchs as they have something for pretty much every vehicle and at a sensible price. Their oils are good quality and their service is very good. I'd generally say they are one of the best options to go for. Cheers Tim
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