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Old September 19th, 2018, 05:26   #106
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Originally Posted by Dominicdx View Post
Is there any deals for 505.01?
Also is there a substitute I can use?
Iím here in Texas US
TDI Club members have been using API-rated oil in PD engines since about 18 months after the PD engines arrived in the US and Canada. Back then they were CH-4 rated oils like Shell Rotella T and Mobil 1 Turbo Diesel Truck. Specs have changed and the current spec is CK-4.

At first people thought the VAG 505.01 oil was needed to protect cam lobes. But the PD cams have failed regularly even when the 505.01 oil was used.

I don't have a PD engine, but if I did I would not hesitate to use one of the widely available API-rated oils. You might start a new thread to ask people how their engines have fared when not using the specified oil.
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Old September 19th, 2018, 06:03   #107
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Old October 2nd, 2018, 20:30   #108
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Originally Posted by najel View Post
Rotella T6 is currently 46.69 for 3 gallons on Amazon

Shell Rotella T6 Full Synthetic Heavy Duty Engine Oil 5W-40, 1 Gallon, Pack of 3 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LG3Q6LQ..._r5UMBbKQSJ4VP

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