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    Thread: Where can you find/purchase VW 507.00 spec motor oil?

    1. 11-02-2009 03:45 PM #1
      All:

      I have been searching for any motor oil that is certified for use in my '10 JSW TDI. According to the owner's manual (and maintenance book), 5W30 motor oil meeting VW certification/standard 507.00 is all that may be used.

      I have checked most all the "big box" retailers in my area, as well as many FLAPS (Friendly Local Auto Parts Stores), and no one has heard of any oil that has this certification.

      Has anyone ever been able to find such motor oil for one of VW's "Clean Diesel" cars?

      Thanks in advance,
      GLenn


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      11-02-2009 03:55 PM #2
      We have a selection available from a few different manufactures that can be found here on the website:

      http://www.ecstuning.com/Volks...reply




      Modified by jon@ecstuning.com at 7:46 AM 11-3-2009


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      11-02-2009 04:35 PM #3
      Of course, you also have three years / 36,000 miles time to find a brick&mortar or online dealer of your choice...
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      11-03-2009 02:20 AM #4
      Quote, originally posted by GTINC »

      http://pics.tdiclub.com/data/3009/USA2007list.jpg

      Not too helpful for non-members (it doesn't display unless you are currently logged in) ...

      That list is 2 years old, it has as 507-compliant oils:

      ELF Solaris LLX
      Motul Specific 50400 507 00
      Castrol SLX Professional LL03
      Total Quartz Ineo 504-507



      Modified by feels_road at 11:39 PM 11-2-2009

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      11-03-2009 02:50 AM #5
      $10.93/liter. Free shipping on $50+ orders.

      TOTAL Quartz INEO 504/507 5W30, Full Synthetic


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      11-03-2009 03:29 AM #6
      I work in a VW parts department...

      The particular oil you need is Castrol (SLX?) in the gold bottle. SLX is only sold through dealerships as far as I know. Not certain on the compatability of other brands. The Castrol gold bottle (and black SLX for previous models) have a corresponding VW part number for them. I'd have to get it next time I'm at the dealer...

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    7. 11-03-2009 06:51 AM #7
      Quote, originally posted by vwwolfpack »
      I work in a VW parts department...

      The particular oil you need is Castrol (SLX?) in the gold bottle. SLX is only sold through dealerships as far as I know. Not certain on the compatability of other brands. The Castrol gold bottle (and black SLX for previous models) have a corresponding VW part number for them. I'd have to get it next time I'm at the dealer...


      Yes, that would be the Castrol SLX Professional LL03 5W-30. From feels_road's list above (which you must not have read), and ecstuning's link in the 2nd post (which you must not have clicked on).

      If the other oils weren't compatible, VW wouldn't have approved them. In other words, if they meet the stringent 507.00 spec, then they meet the spec.

      A VW part number might be a useful contribution...

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    8. 11-03-2009 10:33 AM #8
      Thanks to all, for your input.

      From the looks of things, I guess a run to the dealer to pick up a liter or two of the Castrol product. I like to keep oil on hand, in case the car needs some added between changes (which are free for the first three years on the 2010s).

      Glenn


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      11-03-2009 10:38 AM #9
      Like said above you have 3/36 free maintenace, worry about it in three years. unless you wanna stock pile while oil is cheap

    10. 11-03-2009 10:45 AM #10
      Quote, originally posted by dgwilliams »
      ...I guess a run to the dealer to pick up a liter or two of the Castrol product. I like to keep oil on hand, in case the car needs some added between changes...

      That's smart Glenn.
      10,000 miles is a long way between changes. It's also completely reasonable that the car is going to burn a little extra oil until the rings fully seat, so a for you.

      I think there should be more of a campaign amongst both sales people and service people to encourage new owners to have some extra on hand and check in between. The assumption shouldn't be that just because the service is covered for 3/36, the owner has no responsibility whatsoever. (Of course how many 'typical' Americans don't even know how to pop the hood...)


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      11-03-2009 10:53 AM #11
      Don't know if this is silly or not, (and kinda off topic) but I was seriously considering changing mine at 5000, 15000, 25000, combined with the dealer service for free at 10k, 20k, and 30k for free.

      I havn't been able to find correct rated oil at my local stores either. I wonder what dealer gets for a case of 6.


      Modified by unidenscan at 7:56 AM 11-3-2009


    12. 11-03-2009 11:18 AM #12
      Do not change it early. Not only is there no point in doing so, but you may end up doing more hard than good. Read this thread completely. It says everything I would have, but saves me the typing.

      http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=44824

      After 10K you could change it twice as often if you want, but honestly? The return on investment probably isn't worth it. The new oil and filters are designed to go 10K, there isn't any compelling reason not to trust VW on this.

      At risk of sounding like a hypocrite, I've changed my Mk4 TDI's oil in as little as 6K-8K between (even though it too calls for 10K) but a.) it's also an older technology with an older oil, and b.) I'm anal about maintenance.

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      11-03-2009 03:15 PM #13
      Many TDI owners (including myself) have found Mobil 1 ESP 5W-30 which is a 507.00 oil at Pep Boys for $6.99/liter.

    14. 11-03-2009 04:02 PM #14
      DBC Performance online ......

    15. 08-05-2014 06:02 PM #15
      Amazon has several options for the 507 spec oil- some with free shipping.

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