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Old 13-09-2004, 12:01   #1
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Engine Oil for Leon TDI Cupra

Hi,

Driving to work this morning, the yellow warning lamp for the Oil Level came on.

The car has done 7600 miles from new.

Is this normal?

Secondly what grade/make of oil should I be topping up with ?

And is it expensive ?

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Old 13-09-2004, 12:46   #2
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Special oil for the PD engines I'm afraid Most car spares shops don't stock it so I would go to your SEAT dealers parts counter and get hold of a 1 litre bottle, costs about £8 I think.
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Old 13-09-2004, 12:54   #3
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You should ckeck your oil level every 500 miles when new and then every thousand or so after that, can do a lot of damage if you run too low. If there was a problem and they saw the oil fault light had been on they might blame you as the cause. Make sure you top it up ASAP. Don't have my hand book on me at the moment but is should state what grade you can use, usually in the format 10-30 or though i'm not sure what the diesel needs. Once you've got the number any of the petrol stations or halfords type plases should stock it.
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Old 13-09-2004, 13:11   #4
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As I have said you need special oil for the PD engine which is of the VW505.1 specification. The likes of Halfords etc. generally don't stock this but if you can find a local stockist of Miller Oils I think they do an oil in there product range which complies with VW505.1.

PD engines generate very high oil pressures hence the need for a special oil so if in doubt get the right stuff from the SEAT dealer then they can't complain.
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Old 13-09-2004, 16:39   #5
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Yes, you MUST use an oil that meets either 505.01 or 506.01 spec.
505.01 is the normal one for us Seat owners with fixed interval servicing, 506.01 is used on cars with variable servicing intervals (VWs/Audis) - higher quality but more expensive.

Last time I went to the dealers they were asking over £10/litre for 505.01
Luckily my local factors stock the Millers 505.01 spec oil, it's called XFE-PD, and cost £20-something for 5 litres.

I've heard various stories od PD engines using *lots* of oil during the first 10k miles, don't think your car is out of the ordinary !
My mate's Passat 130PD flashed it's oil light after a couple of thousand, when he checked the level it was off the bottom of the dipstick.
Just check it very regularly, top up if necessary, and it should be OK after it's first service.
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Old 13-09-2004, 16:41   #6
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Once you've got the number any of the petrol stations or halfords type plases should stock it.
Unfortunately this isn't the case for the PD diesels, there are very few oils that meet the required spec...
You need to look for the VAG spec (505.01 or 506.01) rather than the viscosity grade.
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Old 13-09-2004, 22:29   #7
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Hi, have you not checked your oil in 7,500 mls??????????

You ought to check it regularly, especially when at low miles. I bought some VW PD oil from the local stealer, it was about a tenner for a litre.
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Old 14-09-2004, 08:48   #8
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Last top up bottle from Premier cost me around £7 or £8 (for a litre IIRC).

Never seen the 505.01 in Halfords.

I'm just coming up to 35,000 miles. Between the 30k service and 34k it didn't use any. After a day ragging my car round Wales chasing Scoobies it needed a top up
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Old 14-09-2004, 08:57   #9
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Mine has done 7K miles and has used a litre of oil. I was warned to keep an eye on it from new.
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The good thing about the dealer-supplied oil is that you can buy it from any VW, Audi, Seat or Skoda dealer, so you shouldn't have for to go to buy it.
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The good thing about the dealer-supplied oil is that you can buy it from any VW, Audi, Seat or Skoda dealer, so you shouldn't have for to go to buy it.
Just don't buy it from Audi or VW as it is more expensive
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