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Old September 12th, 2006, 16:23   #1
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I thought I had this all figured out but the more I read the more confused I get. I have a stock 2003 Jetta TDI that I bought used about 18 months ago. Since buying the car I have used Delvac 1 for my oil changes based on discussions on this board over a year ago. I ordered several gallon jugs which I have now used and need to replenish my stock. In reading the threads of late, I've gotten very confused about what oil to be using.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old September 12th, 2006, 16:29   #2
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Carry on with Delvac 1 5W40.
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Old September 12th, 2006, 16:31   #3
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Carry on with Delvac 1 5W40.
I'll second that. It's worked great for all of us.
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Old September 12th, 2006, 16:43   #4
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I thought I had this all figured out but the more I read the more confused I get. I have a stock 2003 Jetta TDI that I bought used about 18 months ago. Since buying the car I have used Delvac 1 for my oil changes based on discussions on this board over a year ago. I ordered several gallon jugs which I have now used and need to replenish my stock. In reading the threads of late, I've gotten very confused about what oil to be using.
Mobil Delvac 1 5W-40 is fine for your car.

It was also sold for some time as Mobil 1 Truck and SUV 5W-40 (not the current Mobil 1 Truck and SUV 5W-30), and is supposedly available as Mobil 1 Turbo Diesel Truck 5W-40.

Other commonly available oils that you can use include:

Castrol Syntec 5W-40
Valvoline Synpower 5W-40
Shell Rotella T Synthetic 5W-40
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Old September 12th, 2006, 16:55   #5
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When I bought the Delvac 1 last year it was through an online dealer that was recommended by this site. I believe they were located north of Baltimore. For the life of me I can't remember who they were.

Any suggestions of a good dealer to purchase through, I'll also need filters (not to state the obvious).

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Old September 12th, 2006, 17:24   #6
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Old September 12th, 2006, 18:54   #7
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AMSOIL European Formula 5W40. It carries all the certifications for VW diesel and is the best synthetic oil on the market. I run 15,000 mile drain intervals with a filter change at every 7500 just because. AMSOIL was the first synthetic and has been the best since. Only runs about 5 1/2 bucks a quart. Well worth it
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Old November 9th, 2006, 11:51   #8
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Paul,
Is your VW a Pumpe Duse?
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Old November 9th, 2006, 13:49   #9
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Is your VW a Pumpe Duse?
Doesn't appear to be.

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I have a stock 2003 Jetta TDI
1999.5 - 2003 MY (1998 - 2003 for NB) had the VE TDI engine (ALH)
2004 - 2006 MY has the PD TDI engine (BEW)
n.b. 2006 MkV Jettas are still PDs but a different engine & code: BRM

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Old November 9th, 2006, 18:36   #10
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I'll second that. It's worked great for all of us.
Except those of us who use something else, like Redline. But if I did use Delvac, it would probably work OK for me, too.
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