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Old 19th November 2009, 21:45   #16
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Skoda uses Fully Synthetic oil for their engines. This prolongs engine life. Do not top up with normal engine oil.. Get Shell Helix Ultra 5W-40. That should do. Also check your Owners manual for specs.
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+1 to ksethuram's statement. All Skoda *** use Shell Helix Ultra and it is the best oil for your Laura. The change interval is 15k kms or one year whichever is earlier.
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Old 14th October 2010, 18:43   #18
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Default require engine oil for laura pd

My father's laura 1.9PD is due for an oil change.

i am not able to get the engine oil conforming to vw 505.01 specs which is approved by skoda. Service FAQ

All the spare and oil dealers i have checked are having maximum mobil1 confirming to vw 505.00 in Bombay.

Have already checked with shetty motors in opera house but according to him vw 505.00 mobil1 is the highest grade oil that he has.

Don't wish to take it to the Skoda A.S.S.

Any help will be appreciated

thanking you in advance.

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Old 15th October 2010, 10:59   #19
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Skoda uses Fully Synthetic oil for their engines. This prolongs engine life. Do not top up with normal engine oil.. Get Shell Helix Ultra 5W-40. That should do. Also check your Owners manual for specs.

According to the site of gurudev motors, authorised skoda service centre faqs Service FAQ Shell Helix Ultra 5W-40 meets specs for petrol engines only whereas for PD and diesel engines they specifically mention VW 505 01 grade only which the above mentioned oil doesn't confirm to.
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There is an oil thats meant for the Cruze and as per my checking out on the net its one of the high spec oils. Its manufactured by TOTALELFFINA. Its a synthetic oil and comes in 25 liter cans only. I have requested the company to release 5 and 1 liter packs for the after market and do not know whether they have complied. You could check out that oil if it meets the Laura PD engine specifications. Its called TOTAL Quartz Energy 9000.
ITS EXCEPTIONAL FLUIDITY WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE !


Internationally there is another oil called the Total INEO range. I do not think there is another oil that can better this presently as far as specifications are concerned.
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Thanks drpullockaran for the info.

just checked the link for total quartz 9000 but it meets just VW 505 00 specs and not VW 505.01 which required for skoda Laura.
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Dear Hemen, Ineo MC3 meets your requirements.


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If the above URL does not work then click on Product data sheet on bottom left corner of the page after highlighting #all criteria# and typing in INEO in the blank column.
Below is the specification.
ACEA 2007
API C3 SM/CF
MERCEDES-BENZ :MB 229.31, MB 229.51
BMW: BMW Long Life 04
VOLKSWAGEN : VW 502.00/505.00/505.01
Meets FORD WSSM2C 917 A technical requirements.

The URL is INEO Range
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thanks drpullockaran

Ineo MC3 meets my requirements perfectly but had already ordered for shell helix ultra diesel va from Shetty motors. After insisting on this specific grade oil he agreed to get it for me within 4 days. the said oil is a very slow moving item so no one has it in stock.

thanks will try to get Ineo MC3 for the next oil change.
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drpullockaran, hemen,

Thank you for sharing this very important info. for all Skoda/VW/Audi owners out here.

hemen,

Any specific reasons for avoiding your authorised Skoda a** dealer?

Regards, drive safe
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Any specific reasons for avoiding your authorised Skoda a** dealer?
I had a bad experience with nummer eins with octavia 1.9td.

i had changed the timing belt with them charged around 12.5k for it at around 75k-80k kms and was also given back the old belt. After 5k to 10k kms the belt snapped somewhere around ankleshwar highway, on examining the belt it was found that it has cuts all along the belt rubber was hard and the mechanics were positive that belt was not replaced. after repairing the car with oems parts outside the car worked well for around 20-25k before it was sold. didnt take up the matter with skoda as the agency of nummer eins was already cancelled and frankly didnt have time to run around these guys.

The charge of A** are also quiet steep for parts and labour. just for comparision wheel alignment and balancing is rs1200. the shell oil i got is a 5lt can for rs 2900 @580/lt A** charges around 900/lt + vat. or may be more havnt visited the skoda A** since 2yrs.

its better to replace things in skodas from a reputated garage but only with oems parts any duplicate part doesnt last even 1/4th the life of oems. Skoda cars are great but service from A.S.S is a big disappointment.
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