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    Oil question

    ive the 2.0cdti and the oil gauge is now reading 29%.ive had the car since march and done 9500 miles is this excessive oil use?whats the best grade of oil to use for this model?

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    The oil life percentage will change depending on how the cars driven and the type of driving ie lots of stop start driving. Mine went down quite quick at 1st but it's taking ages now. Just dropped to 30% last night. The cars just clocked 11k as well.

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    oil level is now down to 25% but dipstick reading is not backing that up showing oil at least half way maybe a bit more.now not sure which reading to trust.if i do go ahead and put in more oil what is the best grade to put in?

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    Is this actually an oil indicator? If it's oil life I would have said when it's close to 0% it's time for a service

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    If it were oil level I'd be worried, 29% is very very low! If the dipstick shows normal levels (assuming the engine has been stopped for at least 30 minutes and you're on level ground before checking) then I'd assume this indicator was actually service life of the oil.

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    It's oil life indicator not the oil level.

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