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    Thread: Best Oil: 2006 Passat 2.0T

    1. 03-14-2011 03:13 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 03:34 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 03:50 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 04:01 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 05:28 PM #5
      Mobile 1 0w40 with a bottle of lubro moly mos2 friction reducer
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    6. 03-14-2011 05:41 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 09:59 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 11:37 AM #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 03:14 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 05:31 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 03:19 PM #11
      Official VW oil list - all are great oils

      http://dl.dropbox.com/u/17228246/oiltsb.pdf
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      03-23-2011 11:40 PM #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 02:33 AM #13
      Total 10w30. Don't burn a drop. Stage II.

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      01-31-2013 04:23 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 04:51 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 07:02 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 08:19 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 08:53 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 09:18 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 09:23 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 10:37 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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      01-31-2013 11:08 PM #22
      I burn 1 qt of Mobile 1 0-40 every 1000 miles.

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