What are the acceptable oil weights/brands for the 2006 Jetta TDI? My father wants to change the oil in his car and he doesn't know what oil to buy. Thanks guys.
Mobil 1 5W40 TDT is Mobil's best synthetic...it out performs all of thier other synthetics. You can find this just about anywhere. Just make sure you look in the truck oil section. TDT is an achronym for Turbo Diesel Truck. This is an approved oil...I use it in my wife's 2.0 passat...and Redline when I can get it...Redline is twice the cost and a better choice if you ar not on a budget and drive 60,000 miles a year.
Check the OIL and Lubrication FAQ for a list of approved oils. The TDT will work fine as long as it is an approved oil that meets the VW specs.
I would double check to be safe.
2001 Jetta WE 1.8T, K03s, Forge DV, Intake:1991 2.0L 16V GTi, 50mm Intake Manifold, AC Delete, TT Header/Exhaust, Shaved 1.8L Head, LSD, K&N, H&R Springs, Neuspeed Sway Bars:1984 GTi, 1.8L Block Boared 1mm, 1mm OS 10:1CR TT Pistons, 2mm OS Skinny Valves, TT Heavy Valve Springs, TT 306 Race Cam, Port &Polished & Shaved Head, TT Header/Exhaust, LSD, OS Radiator, K&N, 4K Tranny, H&R Springs, TT Sway Bars