I have a 2010 gti, tsi, dsg and i want to change my oil! Is it ok to use Mobile 1 ow40? or do you prefer something else? thanks
M1 0w-40 only if you aren't burning oil.
w/o getting into it, look at the M1 HIGH MILES oils if you are a Mobil 1 fan, esp the 10w-30 HM.
I ran Edge 5w-30 in my APR 2.0 TSI 6M and pulled a lab report. Wear was minimal, identical to Motul 5w-40, but the thinner oil offered better mpg and cold starting.
Ask me if you have any questions.
m1 5w-30 is not acea a3/b4 therefore not appropriate fro a vw under warranty. as for gas mileage and cold starting, i've used everthing from 0w-30 to 10w-40, i ski all over the north east and see some wicked cold temps, can't tell one from the other as far as starting goes. i've never seen a significant change in gas mileage either and i've got close to 400k miles to talk about. just use something that covers your warranty and change it regularly. the 10 k is bull if you read the disclaimers.
a sample size of 1 is not enough to make a conclusion... it's no where near statistically sound.
Plus, in the event of some oil-related failure, will Apexxx reimburse a person that followed his "facts"?
Probably not... it's your money... if you want the insurance of VW covering it... you follow what VW requires.
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Standout UOAs i've seen for 2.0Ts are Redline 5W-40 and Shell Rotella T6 5W-40. I submitted a UOA for LubroMoly 5W-40 Synthoil Premium that showed a positive review.
I'm currently running the Rotella and no matter how good the oil is or what VW says about these 16000km OCIs, mines done at 8000km.
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Last edited by rickjaguar; 03-06-2012 at 03:11 PM.
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Sure, if you're out of warranty there are some good alternatives but these recommendations should be clear. And one or two random $30 uoa's tell you squat. A Blackstone uoa is for entertainment purpurposes only.
Mobil 0w-40 works and Castrol Edge 5w-40 are easy to get at the big name auto stores. I think the biggest issues with these engines is that you need a low sulfur oil content with these as it can mess up the direct injections. I also recommend to change it every 3k, which isn't bad if you can score the $30-35 package oil w/filter deals. I also found that Kendall GT-1 fully synthetic 5w-40 oil, is VW certified and the firestone auto complete stores carry it.