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Old May 30th, 2020, 11:17   #1
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Default What weight oil?

2008 Jetta 2.5 SEL

What weight oil should I use? 5w30 or 5w40? I am not questioning brands rather the weight.
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Old May 30th, 2020, 15:02   #2
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5w40. And keep an eye on the level as it will consume some during its 10k mile interval. Use a good filter like Mann and properly torque the cap.
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Old May 30th, 2020, 17:45   #3
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0w40 vs 5w40 502.00 in a 2.5 for summer weather?
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Old May 31st, 2020, 07:39   #4
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I was of the opinion 5w40 was the right call. Bought this a couple weeks ago and in my search for oil the results have been all over the map. Thank you for the insight.
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