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Old 06-10-2017, 06:17 PM   #52
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Mobil 1, 0W-40.
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Old 07-13-2017, 10:57 PM   #53
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Just wanted to throw this out there because I haven't seen anyone list it, but anyone try out Redline performance 5W-40 with a MANN filter? Outside the obvious weight differences between 5w40 vs 0w40 please.
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Old 07-13-2017, 11:05 PM   #54
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I don't see any correlation between the filter and oil used.
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Old 07-18-2017, 12:34 PM   #55
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what do VW use/recommend?
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Old 07-18-2017, 12:50 PM   #56
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Old 07-18-2017, 01:24 PM   #57
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what do VW use..?
From factory:

- Shell Helix Ultra Professional AV-L 0W-30 VW 504 00/507 00 (= Pennzoil Platinum EURO LX VW 504 00/507 00)
- alternatively (depending on engine type) Castrol Edge 5W-30 VW 504 00/507 00
- starting week 22/2017 some lower viscosity 0W-20 VW 508 00/509 00 on European market Golfs (no details yet)

I know US spec GTIs, Golfs and Rs only require VW 502 00. However 502 00 is a
dirty old spec.
VW 504 00 is newer AND higher demanding = better. That does NOT necessarily
mean that any 504 is better than any 502 oil, but it actually does mean that any
oil meeting VW 504 00 spec is a very very proper oil, better than 'some' 502 00
oils at least, if not most.

Again, there is no 'best oil' out there. Use a proper one and enjoy your car. I'm
going to use the above mentioned Shell/Pennzoil 0W-30 and swap every 10 Mm.



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Old 07-18-2017, 01:26 PM   #58
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I use Schaeffer's 8008 Advanced European Performance Mid SAPS 5W-30 on my 2017 TSI (VW 502.00/505.00 approved and suitable for VW 504.00/507.00)... I don't drive it hard (between 70-80 mph on the highway) and it is not tuned. I check the oil level every week and mine does not burn oil. The Castrol it came with from the factory burned oil and I had to add 1/4 of a qt at 4,000 miles; I did the 1st oil change at 5,500 and put the Schaeffer's and have not looked back. Very happy with it. I am sitting at 17,200 right now; 2nd oil change was done @ 12,6xx
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Old 07-20-2017, 06:41 PM   #59
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:21 PM   #60
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Just stocked up on a couple more jugs of M1 0w40
$22.88/5qt at WalMart.com, $12 Mobil rebate, limit 2

There is no objectively "best" oil, but there is a cheapest
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Old 08-19-2017, 08:51 PM   #61
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Liqui Moly Leichtlauf High Tech 5W-40
OEM VW filter
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Old 09-01-2017, 02:26 PM   #62
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On my 2009 GTi -Tsi motor I have always used Mobile 1 0w-40 (full synthetic) and OEM filter with change intervals at around 5000 miles.

On my 1998 GTi VR6 I used the same as above.

My other current vehicle (still have the 2009 GTi too) which is a 2017 GTi Sport I only have 2300 miles and I will have oil changes done at the dealer. If I choose to do my own it will again be Mobil 1 0w-40 synthetic.

I've had great luck with it, so I see no reason to change.
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