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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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.
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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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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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?
I suggest trying out a few other "approved" oils to see if one does not get consumed as readily as the Syntec 5W-40.
Castrol Syntec 0W-30 (A.K.A. German Castrol)
Mobil 1 0W-40
Pennzoil Ultra Euro 5W-40
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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.
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.
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.
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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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....