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Old April 20th, 2014, 19:40   #2056
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This tdi club i thought was a place to learn, by what people have tried and believe to work best for them and pass it on to others for what it is worth, but seems to be a place to attack people for what oil brand they decide to use or their error in spelling/grammer or what have they. It seems to me some are just out here to attack others and that is the only reason they are out here, to find falt with anything they can pick apart or to pick on people because they like Amsoil or who evers oil product which does not agree with them to be the best choice. So much for this site being started for to learn and save and get expert advice on repairs etc., by someone who has been there done that. I come out here to learn because I learn something new everytime I come out here. Just because we do not agree with someones opinion or the fact their spelling sucks /grammer as mine because I am not going to talk my car apart and back together again and make it better. So why do people come out here and attack others. If one has nothing nice to say then say nothing. Lets learn and improve and make things better eh.

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Old May 1st, 2014, 21:19   #2057
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Amsoil has just introduced a fully synthetic , multi vehicle, CVT fluid for a number of Asian and German transmissions, including certain Audi models. A spec sheet with some comparative field test data is on their website.

http://www.amsoil.com/lit/databulletins/g3273.pdf

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Old May 4th, 2014, 13:37   #2058
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Buy whichever motor oil that makes you happy. If any of you care, I think engine manufacturers are better sources of good advice on oil selection than internet forums.
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Old May 4th, 2014, 19:46   #2059
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Lots of good products out there....

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Old May 18th, 2014, 22:17   #2060
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Just changed the Transmission fluid in my 5 spd 04 jetta with Amsoil Manual Transmission & Transaxle Gear Lube 75W-90.

How many k's does VW recommend until I have to change it again?
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Old May 18th, 2014, 22:28   #2061
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Just changed the Transmission fluid in my 5 spd 04 jetta with Amsoil Manual Transmission & Transaxle Gear Lube 75W-90.

How many k's does VW recommend until I have to change it again?
I don't think there is an official interval for gearbox lube. Every 100K miles is a good/popular interval.
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Old May 19th, 2014, 06:44   #2062
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Based on thirty five years of experience with the Amsoil gear lube, a 100k interval will be fine.

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Old May 20th, 2014, 15:38   #2063
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Based on thirty five years of experience with the Amsoil gear lube, a 100k interval will be fine.

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Please forgive me but I think that the transmission manufacturer is the best source of drain interval recommendations, over all. IMO fresh fluid is cheap insurance.
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Old May 20th, 2014, 17:45   #2064
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Please forgive me but I think that the transmission manufacturer is the best source of drain interval recommendations, over all. IMO fresh fluid is cheap insurance.
So what interval does the manufacturer recommend?
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Old May 20th, 2014, 22:35   #2065
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So what interval does the manufacturer recommend?
Yeah, what does VW recommend?

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Old May 21st, 2014, 04:08   #2066
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There is no explicit recommendation from VW/Audi. So I'd certainly defer to the lubricant company on this one. A 50k severe service; 100k normal service interval should work for most synthetic gear lubes of OEM quality. So any of the German gear lubes, or Redline, Amsoil, etc.
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Old July 23rd, 2014, 17:49   #2067
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Default Amsoil DISCONTINUING Ea Air filter line!

Being an Amsoil dealer, I noticed in our Centerline, they informed us of their discontinuing of the Air Filter line!
50% off if your a dealer, and usually dealers will pass that down to their customers, so stock up everyone!

New TDI guy here, by the way, so please, reroute this if it's in the wrong spot!!

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Old July 23rd, 2014, 21:03   #2068
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doing a little forum searching but not really able to find a decisive answer , going on a bit of a road trip and thought I would put fresh oil in the car , so 06 tdi with 128km on it , my bad I grabbed the wrong weight , 5w-30 instead of the 5w-40 , there is some diff ratings 504-507 I think the 06 motor likes the 501 ? , I have no idea what the diff is , anyhow long question cut short , am I going to damage anything running the 30 instead of the 40 ?, really don't feel like dumping the oil tomorrow morning (as were leaving) but... you know its just one of those things that sits in yer head , anyhow any advice is appreciated , and apologies in advance if I open a can of worms here
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Old July 23rd, 2014, 23:32   #2069
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Hi Folks ,

doing a little forum searching but not really able to find a decisive answer , going on a bit of a road trip and thought I would put fresh oil in the car , so 06 tdi with 128km on it , my bad I grabbed the wrong weight , 5w-30 instead of the 5w-40 , there is some diff ratings 504-507 I think the 06 motor likes the 501 ? , I have no idea what the diff is , anyhow long question cut short , am I going to damage anything running the 30 instead of the 40 ?, really don't feel like dumping the oil tomorrow morning (as were leaving) but... you know its just one of those things that sits in yer head , anyhow any advice is appreciated , and apologies in advance if I open a can of worms here
Which Amsoil 5w30 did you use?

507.00 5w30 oils have not conclusively been shown to cause wear in PDs.
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Old July 25th, 2014, 03:25   #2070
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The Amsoil 5w-30 European Oil will work fine for a TDI in a mild to cold climate like BC, even a PD, since your equilibrium oil temps will run a bit lower. For hot climates you'd be better off going with one of their SAE 5w-40's. I prefer the 5w-40, Premium Synthetic Diesel Oil (product code DEO) over their VW 505.01 oil. In my experience it holds up even better due to the higher additive levels. It's also a thicker forty weight, which is always a good idea in the Pumpe Duese (PD) engines.

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