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VW MKIV-A4 TDIs (VE and PD) This is a general discussion about A4/MkIV Jetta (99.5-~2005), Golf(99.5-2006), and New Beetle(98-2006). Both VE and PD engines are covered here.

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Old October 22nd, 2005, 11:56   #1
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Default Now I am totally confused - Oil 505.00 or 505.01

All,

I have perused these forums for two months since I purchased a new TDI. I though I had read everything I needed to know at this point in time - especially oil. So, I decided to go the bible - the owners manual Low and behold on page 39, of book 3.2 it states (for diesel) VW 505.00. So after reading all the posts here, I ordered 12 quarts of Amsoil European oil with a rating of VW505.00. Now what to my wondering eyes do I find but a sticker on the top of the radiator indicating that only 505.01 oil is to be used. So I have the owners manual telling me one thing, and a sticker on the car saying another thing. Here is the question, can I or should I use this Amsoil with VW 505.00 rating? Can there be that much difference?

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Mike in Beaverdam

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Old October 22nd, 2005, 12:10   #2
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Default Re: Now I am totally confused - Oil 505.00 or 505.01

Mike, call off the AMSOIL order. you must use a 505.01 oil - - the owner's manual is full of errors.

If you elect to use a non-compliant oil, you'll no longer have a powertrain warranty.

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Old October 22nd, 2005, 12:30   #3
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Deiseldorf

Thanks, I will just use the 505.00 in my truck and order new oil.

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Old October 22nd, 2005, 17:36   #4
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Default Re: Now I am totally confused - Oil 505.00 or 505.01

DELVAC!
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Old October 22nd, 2005, 17:45   #5
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Default Now I am totally confused - Oil 505.00 or 505.01

yes, with the PD engine you need 505.01 rated oil. i've been using motul 505.01, but soon will either be using elf 505.01 or 506.01 ....

this thread has info on PD oil requirements as well as sources to obtain it:
http://forums.tdiclub.com/showflat.p...art=1&vc=1
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Old October 22nd, 2005, 17:54   #6
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Default Re: Now I am totally confused - Oil 505.00 or 505.01

http://store.yahoo.com/ltbmotorsport/mooemspoi.html is the cheapest 505.01 oil that I've found due to free shipping over $100.
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Old October 22nd, 2005, 17:55   #7
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"DELVAC! "

WRONG!
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Old October 24th, 2005, 10:24   #8
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Default Re: Now I am totally confused - Oil 505.00 or 505.

I dunno, there was an argument about using Amsoil AFL oil in a PD, and they are pushing to get that oil 505.01 certified... you might want to hang on to it until january to see if it gets certified
It might be perfectly fine to use.
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