Thread: Which oil spec
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Old 05-23-2018, 02:58 AM   #4
funks
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Snag the Castrol Edge 0W40 A3/B4 Euro Formula from Walmart (less than 30$ for 5 quarts). It's a Class 4 Oil - PAO (unlike the other Class 3 synthetics) - and meets all the highest Euro Mfg requirements - including VW 502. Not sure why some people keep pushing Liqui Moly, twice as much and isn't officially tested at VW 502 (only recommended, not approved) specs unlike the two listed here.

API SN, API SM, API SL, API SJ, API CF, ACEA A3/B3, ACEA A3/B4
BMW Longlife-01
Meets Ford WSS-M2C937-A
MB-Approval 229.3/ 229.5
Porsche A40
VW 502 00/ 505 00






I believe Mobil-1 FS 0W40 meets the requirements as well (pretty sure the FS one is Type 4) but did lose it's BMW LongLife-01 spec (compared to Castrol).


API SN, SM, SL, SJ
ACEA A3/B3, A3/B4
MB-Approval 229.3
MB-Approval 229.5
VW 502 00/505 00
Porsche A40

Note: the small FS label near the handle.



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