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    Thread: For the FAQ: VW/Audi 502.00 and 505.01 Approved Oils [Moved]

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      03-18-2009 11:20 AM #101
      Quote, originally posted by bcze1 »
      Nope.

      damn, that sucks.
      it works just fine..
      im thinking about switching next oilchange anyways.
      thanks for that input

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      05-29-2011 02:04 PM #102
      Perhaps I overlooked the obvious, but a guy in the VW Lounge asked and I am curious...

      How many quarts does the 2.8L VR6 take?

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      05-29-2011 07:03 PM #103
      Quote Originally Posted by PSU View Post
      Perhaps I overlooked the obvious, but a guy in the VW Lounge asked and I am curious...

      How many quarts does the 2.8L VR6 take?

      Andrew,
      Just like the 3.2 VR6, the 12V 2.8 takes 5.8 quarts. See below:
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?1749962

      and here for 24V, still 5.8 qts.
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?650410
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      05-29-2011 07:13 PM #104
      Quote Originally Posted by jwbekens View Post
      Andrew,
      Just like the 3.2 VR6, the 12V 2.8 takes 5.8 quarts. See below:
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?1749962

      and here for 24V, still 5.8 qts.
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?650410
      Thanks!

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      05-31-2011 09:06 AM #105
      A quicky update to the FAQ

      This applies to all fixed-interval oil changes in the US/Canada

      All the gasoline engines (1998 to present) require VW502.00 oil. There are exceptions. The 4.2L V8 FSI on the Audi RS4/6 require VW505.01 (even though the correct oil was 503.01). VW504.00, does supercede VW502.00, so it is also acceptable.

      TDI's
      All VE-pump (up to 2003) require 505.00 oil.
      All Pump-Duse (2004+) require 505.01 (though.... the V10 TDI in the Touareg did require 506.01, however, US/Canada inventory only had 505.01)
      All Common-Rail require 507.00
      507.00 does technically supercede the 505/506 specs also
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      06-02-2011 05:59 PM #106
      Well I can let you all know that there is another oil that most people may have heard of but didn't know it was available for european cars.

      Check out amsoil.com and search your car on the right side of the page under product lookup guide.

      Once you go through everything it will tell you what oil you need as well as how much you need, and filters you need too.

      Amsoil also has a great selection of fuel additives for better performance and fuel filter cleaning as well as an octane boost for the track days.

      Any questions, let me know.
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      06-03-2011 10:46 AM #107
      Amsoil AFL & AEL are not certified by vw, that discussion belongs on another thread
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      06-03-2011 11:10 AM #108
      Quote Originally Posted by jmekt5a View Post
      Well I can let you all know that there is another oil that most people may have heard of but didn't know it was available for european cars.

      Check out amsoil.com and search your car on the right side of the page under product lookup guide.

      Once you go through everything it will tell you what oil you need as well as how much you need, and filters you need too.

      Amsoil also has a great selection of fuel additives for better performance and fuel filter cleaning as well as an octane boost for the track days.

      Any questions, let me know.
      they never come out second in any of there comparisons. fuel addatives only enrich the seller if you're useing good gasoline.

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      06-05-2011 01:26 AM #109
      Don't get all buthurt people, but Euro "spec" oils are a myth.


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      06-15-2011 12:40 PM #110
      Hi guys, I have a audi A3 1.8t aum engine from 2003 with 53k. kms
      Which oil grade do you recomend, I live in Costa Rica, our wheater is humid all year round, and never goes under 15 celcius (59 Fahrenheit) but it get warm up to 40 celcius (104 fahrenheit).

      I´ve been using Castrol Sythec 5w40, and the car feels good, but every 3000 kms I need to pour a new Qt of oil, which in Costa Rica cost arount $25 each.

      So everytime I change my oil, it´s about a $135 deal ( 5 quarts because i carry always an extra one, just in case, and K&N oil filter $15)

      Am I using the correct oil? do you guys recommed a diferent grade? brand?

      Suggestions?

      thanks

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      06-16-2011 01:40 PM #111
      I suggest trying out a few other "approved" oils to see if one does not get consumed as readily as the Syntec 5W-40.

      Suggestions include:

      Castrol Syntec 0W-30 (A.K.A. German Castrol)
      Mobil 1 0W-40
      Pennzoil Ultra Euro 5W-40
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      06-16-2011 11:08 PM #112
      Quote Originally Posted by arturoj View Post
      Hi guys, I have a audi A3 1.8t aum engine from 2003 with 53k. kms
      Which oil grade do you recomend, I live in Costa Rica, our wheater is humid all year round, and never goes under 15 celcius (59 Fahrenheit) but it get warm up to 40 celcius (104 fahrenheit).

      I´ve been using Castrol Sythec 5w40, and the car feels good, but every 3000 kms I need to pour a new Qt of oil, which in Costa Rica cost arount $25 each.

      So everytime I change my oil, it´s about a $135 deal ( 5 quarts because i carry always an extra one, just in case, and K&N oil filter $15)

      Am I using the correct oil? do you guys recommed a diferent grade? brand?

      Suggestions?

      thanks
      Any name brand "synthetic" 10w-30 that has API SN, SM or SL should work well. Pennzoil Platinum would be ideal. Forget the K&N for the cheapest filter you can find, Purolator or NAPA or whatever. Filters from any year Audi or VW that is larger sized, like a Cricket bat.

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      07-10-2011 06:40 PM #113
      Thanks guys, I´m gonna try the penziol, the 0w30 Castrol is almost impossible to find.

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      07-13-2011 02:20 PM #114
      The Mobil 1 High Miles line is likely to best the best product ANYWHERE, inc Euro oils.

      It is formulated thicker, with higher SL additive levels, unlike the newer oils with low SAPS, esp VW 504/507.

    15. 07-14-2011 12:23 AM #115
      Quote Originally Posted by Super Hans View Post
      The Mobil 1 High Miles line is likely to best the best product ANYWHERE, inc Euro oils.

      It is formulated thicker, with higher SL additive levels, unlike the newer oils with low SAPS, esp VW 504/507.
      Take it elsewhere.
      A. This thread is titled "For the FAQ: VW/Audi 502.00 and 505.01 Approved Oils"
      B. As has been proven again and again in every thread in which you post: nobody cares what you have to say.

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      07-14-2011 01:30 AM #116
      lol, wait.

      Nevermind.

      Thanks for a good laugh.

      YOU seem to care what I post, duh.

      It's just that you don't UNDERSTAND what I post.

      Since you know so much about the subject, why don't you do something useful and compare and contrast the Mobil 1 HM with VW 502 oil as well as VW 504.

      Yawn.



      Anyway, the Kool-Aid drinkers of VW 502 seem to know the LEAST about it and express that is some psychotic dreamland where ONLY VW 502 oils work. Well, real world is that they DON'T work, at least not flawlessly.

      Is that why my posts disturb you so much, because they make you look stupid?

      Check my Edge 5w-30 UOA and get back to us. Please explain how it works so well (in the latest VW engines), and has NO VW 502.

      Hard proof that VW 502 is for jokers...yeah, you're right...none here wants to read that.
      Last edited by Super Hans; 07-14-2011 at 01:32 AM.

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      07-14-2011 06:24 AM #117
      Quote Originally Posted by Super Hans View Post
      lol, wait.

      Nevermind.

      Thanks for a good laugh.

      YOU seem to care what I post, duh.

      It's just that you don't UNDERSTAND what I post.

      Since you know so much about the subject, why don't you do something useful and compare and contrast the Mobil 1 HM with VW 502 oil as well as VW 504.

      Yawn.



      Anyway, the Kool-Aid drinkers of VW 502 seem to know the LEAST about it and express that is some psychotic dreamland where ONLY VW 502 oils work. Well, real world is that they DON'T work, at least not flawlessly.

      Is that why my posts disturb you so much, because they make you look stupid?

      Check my Edge 5w-30 UOA and get back to us. Please explain how it works so well (in the latest VW engines), and has NO VW 502.

      Hard proof that VW 502 is for jokers...yeah, you're right...none here wants to read that.
      he's much smarter than the people at vw, bmw, mb and porche. he'll tell you so, himself!

    18. 10-12-2011 12:55 AM #118
      Quote Originally Posted by gmikel View Post
      he's much smarter than the people at vw, bmw, mb and porche. he'll tell you so, himself!
      I think Hans is right
      for ex. Amsoil doesn't want to pay VW to test the oil-- it cost some serious money to do it. I am positive Amsoil would qualify for 502 without any issues (if Valvoline did then Amsoil would def pass 502 hopping on one foot with one arm tied, while blindfolded)
      i have just dumped Rotella T6 in my mk5 -- we will see what happens in 10k.

    19. 01-30-2012 10:12 AM #119
      can someone post the pdf file that used to be on the link at the top of the page please if you have it. The link is gone for that pdf.. thanks in advance.
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    20. 01-31-2012 03:40 PM #120
      Lubrizol makes it pretty easy to directly compare oils.



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      I have yet to see a bad UOA from 5w-30. In fact, all the new VW 504 oils are 5w-30. We simply get the best visc oil for the best price in USA. Euro extended drain oils are fine for old ladies and dealership inclusive new-car service. Anyone here can DIY their own oil changes at 5000 miles, using synth only for turbos, and get the best overall engine performance and economy.


      Someone show me some bad UOAs and we'll go from there. The ones I have show the same wear rates from fancy Euro 5w-40 as 5w-30 jug oil.

      5w-30 is half as thick as 5w-40 when starting in the cold. That's a lot better for the turbos and for short trips, warming up, mpg....

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      01-31-2012 07:10 PM #121
      Quote Originally Posted by Apexxx View Post
      Lubrizol makes it pretty easy to directly compare oils.



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      I have yet to see a bad UOA from 5w-30. In fact, all the new VW 504 oils are 5w-30. We simply get the best visc oil for the best price in USA. Euro extended drain oils are fine for old ladies and dealership inclusive new-car service. Anyone here can DIY their own oil changes at 5000 miles, using synth only for turbos, and get the best overall engine performance and economy.


      Someone show me some bad UOAs and we'll go from there. The ones I have show the same wear rates from fancy Euro 5w-40 as 5w-30 jug oil.

      5w-30 is half as thick as 5w-40 when starting in the cold. That's a lot better for the turbos and for short trips, warming up, mpg....
      now appexx or whatever.

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      02-24-2012 01:51 PM #122
      So currently the most updated is still 505.01?

    23. 02-25-2012 02:25 AM #123
      VW 504 and 507 are current, along with the pump-dusse spec...possibly the 505.01

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      My hat off to you Bro!
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