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what oil will my seat ibiza take?
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Old 09-02-2008, 1:46 PM
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Default what oil will my seat ibiza take?

Hi i hav a seat ibiza 1.2 sx petrol car 2004 reg

i would like do to a oil and filter change and air filter change but dont want to pay seat 130 quid to do this.

where would the cheapest place to buy oil and filter from?

yesterday i rang up 4 different seat dealers asking what oil to use in my car

one said to use 15w/40 another said 5w/30 and 2 of them said 10w/40
they all said to use simi synthetic oil, what does this mean?

anyway after this i rang seat customer helpline , they rang me back and said you can use

vw50100 or vw 50200 or vw 50400
this means nowt to me? so not really much help

so any advice here would be great
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Old 09-02-2008, 1:51 PM
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10/40

get it in halfords along with the filter

The numbers relate to the temperature that the oil is designed to be used in
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Those VW numbers will be in small letters on the packagingof the oil if it meets those specifications.

Wallmart Supercentre Asda stores now sell a cheap 10w 40 semi synth, but I do not know if it meets those VW specs.
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Costco sell big drums of 10w 40 for 20 enough for 5 changes.

Get the filter from a local motorfactors
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took the manual into halfords today none of the guys in there could work out what oil i wanted as my manual seems to list loads of different oils
in the end got this
http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...dkey=ClickInfo
will it be suitable?
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took the manual into halfords today none of the guys in there could work out what oil i wanted as my manual seems to list loads of different oils
in the end got this
http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...dkey=ClickInfo
will it be suitable?
That should do the job If you look on the bottle somewhere it should have VW and loads of numbers
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As mentioned, the 500.... numbers are a VW specification & you'll see them in much smaller print, on the side of the container, it comes in.

You'll be well advised to use a known brand, which meets these specification numbers. The main difference between semi & synthetic oils, is how long they'll be good for, mileage wise, between services, how thick/thin they are. The lower the numbers (called viscosity) on 10/40 15/50 & so on, will be the thinnest, get around the engine faster, on start up & in theory, remain in the engine for a lot longer, between services. They are more expensive, though.

Generally the more high performance engines & newer vehicles, NEED the synthetic & low viscocity oils.

Your's will be fine on a semi-synthetic, assuming it's not on a really low mileage & you change it every 5000miles (ish) with a new filter, too - genuine or a known brand is best.

If you have a look in Halfords, or chat with a car parts place, they'll have some oil companies guides, which will be easy to understand & point you to the correct oil for your car, once you tell them engine size, model & year, like you've done for us. Then you can buy the oil, filter & a new sump washer (for where the oil is drained out underneath the car) & do it yourself. You'll spend around 20ish.

If you want to spend a similar amount, do a forum search for oil changes & you'll find tyre dealers offer a lubrication service - change the oil & maybe check your tyres & exhaust ( & try & sell you new ones!!) using Mobil, or Duckhams oils & getting the dirty job done for you!!

But it's always a good idea to ask, just like you've done. It's onw of the easier jobs, but one the most important.

& do take note of the 5000mile changes, rather than loooooooooooong high mileage ones, it's worth it in the long term!

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on the back not much english but says
approved mb 229:1 vw 505 00

quality level vw 500 00
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For oil changes I'd recommend a pair of ramps, Halfords sells a pair for about £30 I think. Just drive up them and you have much easier access.

If you don't fancy fishing the bolt out of hot oil (it's best to drain while it's hot) it's useful to have a spare sump bolt to hand as well as washer, as you guessed it, when I did my first oil change I saw the thick black stuff and dropped the bolt, doh.
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try seat /vw for the parts and oil, theyre not too exp and you get the proper parts and nice reciept you can put with the history
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Also just thought, GSF will sell loads of VW spec oils. They also do parts so should do oil filter too.
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who are gsf have i got the wrong oil from halfords?
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https://secure.gsfcarparts.com/shop/

branches all over uk..they do mail order too, id use them before halfords tbh
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who are gsf have i got the wrong oil from halfords?

Which did you choose - if you folowed the advice in the booklets' on the Halfords oil displays, you'll be OK.

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with the car only being 4 years old halfords display did not say what oil to use


showed the guys in the shop my manual none of them seemed to have clue
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The Halfords oil display usually has a big booklet, listing just about EVERY car in it - together with the oil they say is appropriate.

Not sure what the halfords offers are just now, but they usually have 10/40 semi synthetic own brand, for £12 ish. This isn't the lowest price for a similar oil, but if you've bought that one, as long as it has the VW numbers your handbook says, on the pack, it'd be fine.

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