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    Thread: Best Oil: 2006 Passat 2.0T

    1. 03-14-2011 04:13 PM #1
      What type of oil does VW recommend to be used on this engine?

      What oil does everybody else use and how successful have you been with it? What do you recommend for use? I just bought a used 2006 Passat 2.0T @ 70,000 miles. Not sure exactly what synthetic blend was being used. I was going to switch to the Mobil 1 Full Synthetic 10W30. Is this the best oil that I can put into this engine?

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      03-14-2011 04:34 PM #2
      my vw eats full synthetic castrol 5w40. thats what the dealership recommended to me. mines got 83k

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      03-14-2011 04:50 PM #3
      Mine eats Castrol Syntec 5w40 like it's going out of style as well. 120k KMs on the clock.

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      03-14-2011 05:01 PM #4
      Mobil 1 0W-40, never lost a drop of oil with 72,000 miles APR Stage 2
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      03-14-2011 06:28 PM #5
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    6. 03-14-2011 06:41 PM #6
      I think the damn dodge dealership i bought the car from put some kind of blend in. They had it for less than 48 hours when i bought it off them. I need to change it ASAP. I did check my oil level after 2000 miles on the blend and it had not dropped at all. is it the castrol that might be the cause? has anybody had the same problem with a 0w40 of another brand like mobil 1? or is it just the oil type that cuses this?

      Also, the lubro moly, is that necessary with a non chipped car?

      Sort of off the subject. Would anybody suggest using any addetives oil/gas/whatever to clean whatever gunk may be existent from the previous owner? what sorts of things would be worth the money? what would you reccommend? (I already use the BP or Chevron with addetives for the gas as often as possible)
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    7. 03-17-2011 10:59 AM #7
      is it alright to mix a 5w-30 with 0w 40 ? the workshop recommended me Ravenol
      http://www.ravenol.de/products?part=402
      but after 2000km of running on it, i see there is quite a drop (30% from the max point).
      my car just clock 33000 km now in total..

      i think that is very weird...

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      03-17-2011 12:37 PM #8
      I run 5w40 syntec and I eat about 1/2-3/4 oil every 5,000 miles. It will eat it more if I drive it really hard.

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      03-17-2011 04:14 PM #9
      It is natural for oil to burn off in a turbocharged motor because of how hot the turbo gets. If you drive your car hard, especially with constant RPMs in the 5000+ range, you will burn oil. I haven't lost any oil yet. And I went 10,000 miles for the first change.
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      03-21-2011 06:31 PM #10
      first change was done by the dealer. Second, I believe i used Mobile 1. I just stumbled upon Rotella 5w40 synthetic so i'll be trying that tonight when i get home.

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      03-22-2011 04:19 PM #11
      Official VW oil list - all are great oils

      http://dl.dropbox.com/u/17228246/oiltsb.pdf
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      03-24-2011 12:40 AM #12
      That list does not include Amsoil. They are an American oil company and engineer to euro spec. In use it in some form or another in all my cars and bikes. It's a little more pricey but extends change intervals and has worked for me. Keeps engine temps a bit cooler as well.
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      03-24-2011 03:33 AM #13
      Total 10w30. Don't burn a drop. Stage II.

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      01-31-2013 05:23 PM #14
      what about 0w-30 ?? Is that gonna mess #@$# up I live in pittsburgh, pa. Gets pretty cold in the winters and can get hott in the summers but usually more mild.

      I been goin with 5w-40 but not sure if i'd be a total dumbF by changing to 0w-30.

      i drive it pretty hard but i'm mostly 4 grand rpm average. I barely ever red-line and occationally go into the 5,000 rpm if i get pissed at the dilly-dalliers on the highway

      no one else ever has anywhere they need to be on time i guess..

      i already use castrol edge 5w-40 but am thinkin about liqui-molly synthoil longtime plus 0w-30

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      01-31-2013 05:51 PM #15
      For the 2.0T, you need to stick with VW approved oils, which ever is the latest specification. I think 504.00 is most common.

    16. 01-31-2013 08:02 PM #16
      Once out of warranty, lots of people have reported using Shell Rotella T6 5w40 full synthetic ($21.59/gallon at Walmart) with reduced oil consumption as compared to the VW 504 oils. Have used the T6 myself for years in assorted VW's and Volvos.

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      01-31-2013 09:19 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by n3on3m0 View Post
      what about 0w-30 ?? Is that gonna mess #@$# up I live in pittsburgh, pa. Gets pretty cold in the winters and can get hott in the summers but usually more mild.

      I been goin with 5w-40 but not sure if i'd be a total dumbF by changing to 0w-30.

      i drive it pretty hard but i'm mostly 4 grand rpm average. I barely ever red-line and occationally go into the 5,000 rpm if i get pissed at the dilly-dalliers on the highway

      no one else ever has anywhere they need to be on time i guess..

      i already use castrol edge 5w-40 but am thinkin about liqui-molly synthoil longtime plus 0w-30
      German Castrol 0W-30 is group 4 Oil and is superior to all oils mentioned above. If you look at bottle it says made in germany, not new jersey like other castrol oils. I have used since 15K miles now over 50K miles and zero cam follower wear, no gunk on intake valves, and minimal consumption..
      I see you are interested in liqui-molly 0w-30. I don't know much but look like is euro spec oil...

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      01-31-2013 09:53 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by B6REDHELL View Post
      German Castrol 0W-30 is group 4 Oil and is superior to all oils mentioned above. If you look at bottle it says made in germany, not new jersey like other castrol oils. I have used since 15K miles now over 50K miles and zero cam follower wear, no gunk on intake valves, and minimal consumption..
      I see you are interested in liqui-molly 0w-30. I don't know much but look like is euro spec oil...
      Follower wear will happen no matter what the oil is like, if your stock then the follower generally lasts pretty well 50k-70k+ miles. Carbon build up on the valves will happen also no matter what oil.... its a direct injection issue. The oil vapor will bake to the valves

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      01-31-2013 10:18 PM #19
      I get my changes at Mr. Lube, so it seems to go back and forth between Castrol and Motul.

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      01-31-2013 10:23 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by Bill6211789 View Post
      Follower wear will happen no matter what the oil is like, if your stock then the follower generally lasts pretty well 50k-70k+ miles. Carbon build up on the valves will happen also no matter what oil.... its a direct injection issue. The oil vapor will bake to the valves

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      You are right. It will happen. But with conventional oil, It will happen a lot sooner. I know you are very active here on vortex and you know this. Dino and some syntetic if you wanna called oils bake sooner creating asphalt like sludge and stick to valves, and there is no proper lubrication. No explanation needed, You know this better than I do Bill...

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      01-31-2013 11:37 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by claudio12401 View Post
      Mobil 1 0W-40, never lost a drop of oil with 72,000 miles APR Stage 2
      I too use Mobile1 0w40. Burns maybe 1/3 of a quart every 7000 miles. Not bad at all.
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      02-01-2013 12:08 AM #22
      I burn 1 qt of Mobile 1 0-40 every 1000 miles.

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      12-17-2014 02:28 AM #23
      I too burn about 1+ qt every 1000 miles. So not used to this. Only 96K on car.

    24. 12-17-2014 11:27 AM #24
      I use pennzoil euro spec, I only go through about a quart between 5k oil changes.
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      12-17-2014 11:28 AM #25
      I use liquimoly 5w-40 synthetic german blend that is vw spec and I do not burn a drop of oil between changes. I have used mobil 1 but always saw oil loss between changes.

    26. 12-17-2014 05:15 PM #26
      2006 B6 Passat 2.0T with 152k miles. I have always got oil changed at the dealer (castrol 5W 40) since I brought the car brand new in 2005 Sept. My car uses about 0.5 qts of oil every 5000 miles. I keep her in top shape by Italian tuning her whenever I get a chance

      I never drove her smoothly & slow, always pedal to the metal, but she is bone stock though. I think castrol 5W 40 is the best oil for this car.

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      Yesterday 12:57 AM #27
      Motul 8100 Xcess 5W40 since draining the factory fill at about 2000 miles -- and much to my surprise, the motor has not burned a drop of oil in the first 50,000 miles (I change the oil every 5000 miles). I guess the 'T' in TSI stands for "tight".
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      Yesterday 10:21 AM #28
      2006 2.0T Passat, have used Castrol 5w-40 as VW calls for and change at 5000 mile intervals. Now at 129K, it still uses one or two quarts between changes and performs as well or better than new. In the old days there was a theory that you should change the brand of oil you use because each brand had strengths and weaknesses so a different oil would for example remove a deposit that another brand allowed to form. Wondering if I should switch to maybe Mobil 1. Would be quite a novelty if I could stop adding oil at this mileage, maybe an impossible dream!

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      I have said this numerous times on the Forums, try the Ravenol products from www.blauparts.com

      I am getting great results with the Ravenol VMO 5w40 in my 08 2.0 TSI, almost no burn off in 5K change and area below oil fill in valve cover is spotless. Used to have a dark color oil film at change interval but after 4 changes with the Ravenol it is clean oil film now at change.

      I have read here that the Motul performs similar with minimal burn off.

      Time will tell but I have been running the Ravenol since getting carbon cleaning done at 90K, it is the oil burn off going through the PVC system that gets baked on the upper intake so I am hoping less oil burn off means the upper intake stays cleaner longer. Using Castrol and Mobil 1 I would burn off 1 to 1 1/2 quarts every 5K change.

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      Yesterday 11:41 AM #30
      2007 Passat 2.0T Wagon bought new and 152K Miles now. Every 5000 Miles I replace the old Oil with 5 quarts of Mobil 1 SAE 0W-40 Fully Synthetic Motor Oil “European Car Formula” and new Mann HU 719/6 x Oil Filter. She burns ~ 1 Quart/5000 Miles.

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