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Old June 20th, 2017, 17:21   #1
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http://www.eneos.us/products/eneos-f...l/eneos-5w-30/

thi is the oil I put it in it last time I changed the oil. drove about 400 miles, and something significant is now wrong with the engine.

I totally messed up bad didn't I?

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Old June 20th, 2017, 17:27   #2
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That's not a diesel-rated oil, so doesn't have the extra additives needed to hold a diesel engine's soot in suspension for the life of the oil, but it would not have caused engine damage in 400 miles.
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Old June 20th, 2017, 17:42   #3
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what about 600-700 miles? what type of VW specification do i need again? 504-507?
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Old June 20th, 2017, 18:12   #4
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Where did you find an oddball oil like that?

Your car calls for 505.01. Many have had great success with the mainstream 5W40 oils available in the USA.
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Old June 20th, 2017, 18:18   #5
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General auto parts on Oakland California. they were out of 5w40 which i knew was the safest bet. they were positive this would work. After two calls asking they were 100 percent sure this oil was fine they gave me the ok. last time a trust an auto parts store in getting me the correct part :/
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Old June 20th, 2017, 18:21   #6
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You could run thousands and thousands of miles on that oil.

Not recommended... and your cam in particular might wear a bit faster... but the engine would be fine overall.

T'were me I'd change it asap... there's a ton of info on the "right" oils for your PD TDI right here in this sub-forum.

Some details about your something that is significantly wrong would be helpful, if you want to dig into what's actually going on with your engine?
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Old June 21st, 2017, 15:00   #7
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Per the manual - VW 505.01 (5w40 Synthetic)

Practically - (since you're out of warranty) - anything diesel rated 5w40. You might get better using Shell Rotella T6 or Mobil Turbo Diesel truck .
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Old June 23rd, 2017, 11:36   #8
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Long-term it might cause problems, but you could put tap water in the crankcase for 400 miles and not hurt anything.

Well....maybe not tap water. But ANY oil will be OK in the short term.

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Old June 23rd, 2017, 11:55   #9
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Long-term it might cause problems, but you could put tap water in the crankcase for 400 miles and not hurt anything.

Well....maybe not tap water. But ANY oil will be OK in the short term.

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I would only try that with Flint MI tap water. The lead adds lubricity.
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I would only try that with Flint MI tap water. The lead adds lubricity.
Between all the heavy metals and the slippery turd you're probably right. Your engine would probably be better for it.

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Old June 29th, 2017, 12:01   #11
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The main thing with your car is that oil will cause more camshaft wear than normal, but probably not that much in less than 1k miles on that oil change. I would change to Pentosin 5w40 asap. It is regarded as very good for PD tdi engines.
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Some details about your something that is significantly wrong would be helpful, if you want to dig into what's actually going on with your engine?
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Under "Explore ENEOS Products for Your Car" Eneos does not offer any product for a 2006 VW TDI, period.

Unfortunately your phone conversation with the auto parts store will not provide you any basis for a refund.
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please give us more vague information, it really helps identify the cause of your significant issues.
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