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    loates123
    what oil will my seat ibiza take?
    • #1
    • 9th Feb 08, 1:46 PM
    what oil will my seat ibiza take? 9th Feb 08 at 1:46 PM
    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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  • hewhoisnotintheknow
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    • 9th Feb 08, 1:51 PM
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    • 9th Feb 08, 1:51 PM
    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
    • anewman
    • By anewman 9th Feb 08, 5:47 PM
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    • 9th Feb 08, 5:47 PM
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    • 9th Feb 08, 5:47 PM
    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.
    • Keith
    • By Keith 9th Feb 08, 5:58 PM
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    • 9th Feb 08, 5:58 PM
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    • 9th Feb 08, 5:58 PM
    Costco sell big drums of 10w 40 for £20 enough for 5 changes.

    Get the filter from a local motorfactors
  • loates123
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    • 9th Feb 08, 6:04 PM
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    • 9th Feb 08, 6:04 PM
    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/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10001&mpe_id=13077&jspStore Dir=HalfordsConsumerDirect&intv_id=67565&partNumbe r=929596&evtype=CpgnClick&langId=-1&catalogId=10151&ddkey=ClickInfo
    will it be suitable?
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    • anewman
    • By anewman 9th Feb 08, 6:13 PM
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    • 9th Feb 08, 6:13 PM
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    • 9th Feb 08, 6:13 PM
    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/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10001&mpe_id=13077&jspStore Dir=HalfordsConsumerDirect&intv_id=67565&partNumbe r=929596&evtype=CpgnClick&langId=-1&catalogId=10151&ddkey=ClickInfo
    will it be suitable?
    Originally posted by loates123
    That should do the job If you look on the bottle somewhere it should have VW and loads of numbers
    • vansboy
    • By vansboy 9th Feb 08, 6:15 PM
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    • 9th Feb 08, 6:15 PM
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    • 9th Feb 08, 6:15 PM
    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!

    VB
  • loates123
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    • 9th Feb 08, 6:17 PM
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    • 9th Feb 08, 6:17 PM
    on the back not much english but says
    approved mb 229:1 vw 505 00

    quality level vw 500 00
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    • anewman
    • By anewman 9th Feb 08, 6:24 PM
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    • 9th Feb 08, 6:24 PM
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    • 9th Feb 08, 6:24 PM
    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.
  • steveo3002
    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
    • anewman
    • By anewman 9th Feb 08, 7:48 PM
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    anewman
    Also just thought, GSF will sell loads of VW spec oils. They also do parts so should do oil filter too.
  • loates123
    who are gsf have i got the wrong oil from halfords?
    Treat everyday as your last one on earth! and one day you will be right.
  • steveo3002
    https://secure.gsfcarparts.com/shop/

    branches all over uk..they do mail order too, id use them before halfords tbh
    • vansboy
    • By vansboy 10th Feb 08, 5:25 PM
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    vansboy
    who are gsf have i got the wrong oil from halfords?
    Originally posted by loates123

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

    VB
  • loates123
    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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    • vansboy
    • By vansboy 10th Feb 08, 5:45 PM
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    vansboy
    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.

    VB
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