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Old December 30th, 2007, 04:36   #2
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E, there's no oil that can meet both API and the mfr's quality does not exist.

Originally Posted by bhtooefr

All 1996-2003 TDIs
Regardless of model, a 5W40 synthetic oil is required (with a few exceptions.) One of the following certifications is required (however, the oil need not meet all of them):
  • Volkswagen 505.00
  • ACEA B3 or B4
  • API CF-4 or CG-4

I don't believe your statement referencing Touareg V10 oil is correct. 506.01 oil is shown on this chart:

Also, there's a difference in requirements, IMO, when a car is under warranty vs. a car that is not:

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