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Hello, Just bought a 2005.5 TDI PD (BRM). I will be doing my first oil change on this engine and am looking at using Fuchs Titan GT 1 5W-30 oil. Does anyone have any feedback on this oil for use in this engine. Also, is it recommended to use a lubricity additive in the fuel on this engine? Thanks
 

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I'd go with a 5w-40 oil to help prevent cam wear. Thicker oil does lower fuel economy but it's better for the engine. You don't have to use any additives but they will make the engine happy. US fuel is still inferior to European fuel and additives like powerservice will help raise lubricity. The PD don't have the same low lubricity fuel problems that the newer engines are having.
 

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Yes best use 5w 40 pd spec oil.

I have used millers diesel power plus fuel additive in my fuel for the last 8 years and it increases the cetane rating in the fuel giving better fuel milage ,smoother running and a little extra power.

If you cant buy this in the US they sell similar products i guess as i bought some in wal mart (las vegas ) while on hoilday.

Don't add any thing to your oil !
 

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You need to use the correct certification for the oil. I think it is a 505.01 or a 505.05 or something similiar. The BRM cams wear faster due to a steeper cam profile so you wouldn't want the cam to wear out to much faster. Many people use stanadyne in there fuel for cetane and lubricity and antigel in one package. I buy it by the 5 gal bucket.
 

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Fppf is a high lubricity additive

Hello, Just bought a 2005.5 TDI PD (BRM). I will be doing my first oil change on this engine and am looking at using Fuchs Titan GT 1 5W-30 oil. Does anyone have any feedback on this oil for use in this engine. Also, is it recommended to use a lubricity additive in the fuel on this engine? Thanks
Not sure where in Pa you are but I know they sell it in the Southern Tier.I read a lab study and the FPPF was pretty high up the list for lubricity.Just make sure whatever you use has anti gelling agent in it .I also put 4 ounces of Rislone ZDDP additive in the oil when I change it.Not sure what the gurus think of this practice but IMHO it cant hurt .My car is a BEW ,they say BRM are more prone to cam failure so you should read up on how to inspect it.Good luck and Happy Thanksgiving
 

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Cetane Boost

Just thought I would add my experience. I have a 2004 TDI (BHW) with a RC2 tune I did in May of 2006. After about a month of driving I noticed when I applied power I could feel a slight miss. As I usually do, I thought the worst. I though bad injectors, tranny vibrations, Torque Converter problems etc. Then for the heck of it I tried some Power Service Diesel Kleen Cetane Boost. It was like having my car reprogrammed all over again. It was amazing that it was just crappy fuel. I am sure the fact that my car has a higher then stock boost exacerbated the problem. But we really do have some lousy diesel in this country (40 cetane in US over 50 in europe)! Jon
 
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