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Old 05-18-2006, 09:54 PM   #23
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You didn't seriously just post that did you? Jeeze....seriously man, read and think before you look like an idiot. The oil, no matter what, has to meet V@'s requirements, not just a random viscosity. So yeah if it's not the factory VW fill, 5w-30 isn't a rule of thumb, it's a guideline for thickness, for an oil that NEEDS to meets VW's seal of approval.
ok, so i just reread what the manual says and i guess i didnt read it correctly and i didnt put the number 1 choice in but the 5w-30 is not in any way gonna damage my car at all. but next time i do put in oil i will add the 5w-40 or 0w-40. which one do you guys think would be best? sorry, i really dont know much at all about oil and the thickness and all that shit i just saw a number and said ok, ill put that in. so nimble, ease up aight?

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Old 05-19-2006, 09:19 AM   #24
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Anyone know of any places to get mobil one cheap? Does Costco sell it?
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Old 05-22-2006, 10:56 AM   #25
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ok, so i just reread what the manual says and i guess i didnt read it correctly and i didnt put the number 1 choice in but the 5w-30 is not in any way gonna damage my car at all. but next time i do put in oil i will add the 5w-40 or 0w-40. which one do you guys think would be best? sorry, i really dont know much at all about oil and the thickness and all that shit i just saw a number and said ok, ill put that in. so nimble, ease up aight?
Don't worry about it, totally new cars have a lot of new things to learn.

I dunno about it not damaging your car though. Mobile One specifically says it does not meet VW 502.00 spec on its 5w-40. I believe them. It's your car but i'd change it out if I were you. Running oil that can't handle high temps through your super hot temperature as well as other nuances of a turbo engine is just a bad idea. If you have evidence to prove otherwise I'd be interested, until then I'll trust the manufacturers.

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http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1377972
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Old 05-22-2006, 10:58 AM   #26
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Anyone know of any places to get mobil one cheap? Does Costco sell it?
The two places I can get it are Wal-Mart and Checker Auto. Wal-Mart is cheaper by around $0.50 and I paid $5.22 for the Mobile 0w-40 at Wal-Mart. However I'm usually at Checker to get something else as well...
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Old 09-30-2008, 11:19 AM   #27
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I just purchased an '09 CW GTi last night and wanted to ask what you guys thought of this AMSOIL:

http://www.amsoil.com/storefront/afl.aspx

I've browsed a lot of the threads on oil and have only seen this oil mentioned once or twice.

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Old 10-03-2008, 01:52 PM   #28
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You're telling me no one has used this oil?

or at least has a review/opinion of it?

Thanks.
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Old 10-06-2008, 09:28 AM   #29
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I am currently using Mobil 1 0w40. Obviously on the bottle it says its 502.00 certified which is what I care about. Does Mobil 1 offer a heavier grade of oil that is 502.00 certified? If they do not have another grade of oil are there any other brands which are 502.00 certified? The reason I'm asking is because I am from PA and the winters can get pretty cold here. Wouldnt I want a heavier grade of oil for the winter? Please help. I'm due for my oil change.

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Old 10-06-2008, 11:17 AM   #30
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Basically I am due for an oil change and I wanted to put a 502.00 certified oil in my car. I wanted a heavier grade that the Mobil 1 0w40. What would you put in your GTI for a cold winter?
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Old 10-07-2008, 12:22 AM   #31
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guys, we just went through this....Come on
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Old 10-07-2008, 12:23 AM   #32
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Basically I am due for an oil change and I wanted to put a 502.00 certified oil in my car. I wanted a heavier grade that the Mobil 1 0w40. What would you put in your GTI for a cold winter?

try the m1 diesel 5w40
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Old 10-07-2008, 05:26 AM   #33
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Castrol Edge Sport 5w30 is what the dealers put in over here in oz. I have however been told that the 0w40 is even better.
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Old 10-07-2008, 09:28 AM   #34
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I just purchased an '09 CW GTi last night and wanted to ask what you guys thought of this AMSOIL:

http://www.amsoil.com/storefront/afl.aspx

I've browsed a lot of the threads on oil and have only seen this oil mentioned once or twice.
I'm still hoping and waiting to read someone's opinion of the oil quoted above.
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Old 10-07-2008, 09:36 AM   #35
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I've heard good stuff about Amsoil but only have first hand experience with Motul and Royal Purple. I used Motul in my Lotus and thought it was great. My brother uses Royal Purple in his Civic Si and seems to like it. I know Amsoil is used in many Porsche race cars.
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Old 10-07-2008, 09:41 AM   #36
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US versions of the GTI must run Mobile 1 0w-40 (or similar). That's what the dealership uses and what I recommend.

View this chart: http://www.vw.com/vwcom/content/obje...t/oilchart.pdf

thats what i use
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Old 10-07-2008, 11:05 AM   #37
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hey all,

i just did a little googling and found the attached PDF from audi which includes a list of 501 and 502 approved oils.

page 2-7 inclusive lists the 502.00 approved oils which is what we should be looking for.

there was a link earlier to a VW PDF but i was unable to load it, if anyone has the VW specific PDF please post it
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Old 10-07-2008, 11:09 AM   #38
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I've heard good stuff about Amsoil but only have first hand experience with Motul and Royal Purple. I used Motul in my Lotus and thought it was great. My brother uses Royal Purple in his Civic Si and seems to like it. I know Amsoil is used in many Porsche race cars.

RP is great stuff!
I used Royal Purple in my Civic with zero issues, and I had the Rev limiter set to 9300rpm on my AEM EMS. Absolutely wonderful product! Even used it in the tranny and it made shifts significantly smoother.

But, From what I'v read on the forum, Royal Purple doesn't have the VW 502.00 stamp. Is that true?

Some of the guys in my former Car Club used AmsOil and had good things to sa, but those were Nissan and Honda engines. Just wanted to know if anyone tried the AmsOil for Eurpoean engines yet?
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Old 10-07-2008, 11:09 AM   #39
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I'm still hoping and waiting to read someone's opinion of the oil quoted above.
I tried it once, but got more oil burn than my previous oil (just dealer stock). YMMV though, some people like it, but it's not 502 approved.
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i've been using motul since i bought my car..great oil.
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guys with all this oil talk of what to use, any of you guys put LUCAS also into the engine?
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Old 10-17-2008, 03:17 AM   #42
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guys with all this oil talk of what to use, any of you guys put LUCAS also into the engine? i've noticed in the morning the engine takes a while to warm up if i leaving it ilding, a while like 5 mins!
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Old 10-17-2008, 05:17 PM   #44
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I just changed mine today. I went with Castrol Syntec 5w-40 because the local shops don't carry Mobil1 5w-40. I decided to stay with the "recommended" weight so I don't have any issues with the dealer if anything should happen in the future.

My buddy is a service tech/advisor for VW and he says that the dealer just changed from Castrol to Elf. Never heard of ELF, but I checked the Audi approved oil list and it's on their, so whatever.
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