This is a first time post, seems like a great forum.
I have 2012 2 liter CC. It is the PZEV moter, so CA emissions. The owners manual calls for 502.00 or 503.00. The sticker under the hoods states 502.00. I am pretty sure our dealer uses the Castrol SLX Pro LL3 which is 504 and 507 approved so they can use it across the board (gas and TDI). I want to go to the dealer while the vehicle is under warranty, otherwise I would do all changes myself - love the oil filter being on top.
I have been reading posts trying to figure out if I should insist on 502 or just go with the 504/507 oil the dealer has. I am not sure if there is a concesus on which way to go - it seems the 502 may provide better wear protection vs better intake deposit control with 503/507. One other thing, I plan on changing the oil every 5k rather than 10k per VW. About 1200 miles on it currently.
Any comments on 502 vs 504 would be great, and also does 504 encompass 502?
By the way, the vehcile is really nice, at least that is what my wife says as she pulls out of the garage smiling leaving me a little jealous!!