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Hi
I have misplaced my manual and am looking to buy some oil as a spare for my garage.
What do Audi UK recommend for the 2.0 TDI engine ?

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Peter
 

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VW 507 00 which equates to Castrol Edge 5W-30 and Mobil 1 ESP Formula 5W-30. There may be others but I havn't found them.

As a mater of interest how did you determine that you needed oil? Via the MMI display or a low oil warning light. I ask because I have been monitoring my oil level via the MMI for about 4 weeks and the readings have been as low as 1/4 but are now back to the max level!
 

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Is there not a dipstick
 

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Thanks for reply .. I will pick some up from Halfords.
I do not need any at moment but just want to stick a bottle in the boot "just in case".
My MMI says its 3/4 full .. that swith 7000 miles done in 2 months.

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Thanks for reply .. I will pick some up from Halfords.
I do not need any at moment but just want to stick a bottle in the boot "just in case".
My MMI says its 3/4 full .. that swith 7000 miles done in 2 months.

Peter
Not hanging back on the mileage then,lol.You better order a new one now
 

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The oil required also depends on if you are on the fixed service intervals, or the variable long life intervals...
 

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Picked up my Q5 on Saturday and boy what a lot of reading !! Noticed I had a bottle of what I assumed was oil in the boot in a black bag. Did yours not come with one. Must admit so busy this weekend that I have not "discovered" everything apart from bonding using my Bluetooth and how the Sat Nav worked. Still working on the Parking Senosrs though. Dont seem to work the same as my VW unless there is "yet another setting" to find out !!
 

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I have just purchased some oil and the 1 litre which came with my Q5 was the MOBIL 1 - 5W30 ESP Fully Synthetic.

I looked at Halfords then found 5litres of the MOBIL 1 - 5W30 ESP Fully Synthetic for £37.99 on camskill.co.uk ... so I ordered 10litres.
 

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Not sure to be honest, though a few other comments on the forum sometime ago suggested some guys were getting through quite a bit of oil, though I have never experienced it myself.

This is the first time in 30,000 miles I have needed to top up the oil.

I have played safe and purchased from Camskill the same type that came direct from the factory with the car, though there maybe cheaper alternative brands.
 

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Did you mean you had a 1L can of oil that came with the car? Sorry mate just checking to see if it is indeed hidden somewhere in the boot. I can't seem to find one.
 

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Audi should give you 1L with a new car but not usually with a used one - its in a leather case to the right of the boot. It's very important to use the correct oil so this should be MOBIL 1 - 5W30 ESP Fully Synthetic which comes in a grey bottle with a green sticker and green cap.
 

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Did you mean you had a 1L can of oil that came with the car? Sorry mate just checking to see if it is indeed hidden somewhere in the boot. I can't seem to find one.
Thats correct, the car was new and came with 1litre of oil, located to the right hand side of the boot (under the 12v power socket) - though mine was not in a leather case. The bottle is exactly as described by Kramer.
 

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Thats correct, the car was new and came with 1litre of oil, located to the right hand side of the boot (under the 12v power socket) - though mine was not in a leather case. The bottle is exactly as described by Kramer.
Neither was mine. I want a leather case!
 

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You could have had mine before I sold it but left it in the car. My new A8 doesn't have one either, then again I wouldn't expect to have to put oil in that.
 
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