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Old August 16th, 2012, 09:52   #17
kgall
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Here's what's bizarre.
2012 Audi A-3 Owner's Manual says, p. 198, right after saying that Diesels have to use VW 507.00 standard oils, says:

"You can use oil with a viscosity grade of SAE 5W-40 across all temperature ranges for normal driving conditions.
"However, if engine oil viscosity grade SAE 5W-40 is not available, you can also use viscosity grade SAE 5W-30 or SAE 0W-40 as long as it meets Audi oile quality standard VW 502.00 (vehicles with gasoline engines) or VW 507.00 (vehicles with diesel engines) specifications."

Now any ordinary human being (you can debate my "ordinariness" for other purposes if you want) reads that as saying 5W40 is preferred, but 5W-30 is OK.
But the only 507.00 oil actually available in 5W30. And it's what all the dealers use.

Is this really peculiar? Or is it just me?
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