Use only Mobil 1, OW40 European formulation full synthetic. It's the best oil I have been able to find. I have been using since it was released for sale and my 1.8 t only uses 1/4 quart every 5,000 oil change with 63,000 + miles. I never have to add any at all. The OW portion allows very quick and easy flow of the cold oil thru and to very critical areas. The 40 portion of this oil has the very best anti-shear ability. That means it stays on bearing surfaces, ect for along time after the engine is shut off so it is still there when you start it up again. It remains at 40 weight right up to almost the ignition point for this oil. Excellent for year round use here in Dallas. If I lived up north, I would use the OW30 weight from Mobil 1. It would be better in the colder climate..JK2001 Turbonium said:Getting my oil pan replaced (cracked by a pot hole) tomorrow afternoon.
Just wondering what the best brand of synthetic oil to use, and what type.
I have a 2001 1.8T GLS.
Thanks in advance.