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Old October 26th, 2012, 08:26   #1
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Default What oil to refill 6MT in 2010 VW Golf TDI

Hey guys,

Looking to change oil in my 6 speed manual transmission. I know the manual states that no service is required, but i'm doing it anyways. I'm planning on running the off the shelf OEM fluid from the dealer. Is there any oil superior to the OEM, that you have tried and yielded good results? Where I live we can see varying temps from -20 degrees celsius to hot humid days in the summer.

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Old October 26th, 2012, 08:34   #2
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I would go with whatever OEM is... no need to reinvent the wheel. VW typically uses high quality lubricants.
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Old October 26th, 2012, 08:35   #3
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How many miles on this car?
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Old October 26th, 2012, 08:36   #4
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Old October 26th, 2012, 09:09   #5
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MAYbe think about it at 150,000km, but to change the oil now is - quite frankly - a waste of time and money.
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Old October 26th, 2012, 09:24   #6
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Hey guys,

....... I'm planning on running the off the shelf OEM fluid from the dealer. Thanks
Nick M
Off the shelf fluid from the dealer is called the OE fluid Part Number: G052171A2
Any off the shelf parts from the dealer are OE Parts.

OEM motor & transmission fluid would be Pennzoil, Mobil 1, Castrol, Motul, Penntosin etc.

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Old October 26th, 2012, 09:27   #7
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Off the shelf fluid from the dealer is called the OE fluid Part Number: G052171A2
Any off the shelf parts from the dealer are OE Parts.

OEM motor & transmission fluid would be Pennzoil, Mobil 1, Castrol, Motul, Penntosin etc.

You sure about this? I thought the new OEM fluid was G70 and G52 has been superseded.
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Old October 26th, 2012, 10:20   #8
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Hello fello Canadian! Stick to OE or direct replacement oil for your Gearbox.
Our oil has to be GL4.
GL5 will degrade and slowly destroy your bronze syncros.
Here is an old thread, and magnetic drain plug information.Hope it helps you!
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http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread...20#post3812120.
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Old October 26th, 2012, 11:09   #9
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You can't go wrong with off the shelf oil the OEM uses.

If you have the VW spec for the oil, you can safely use any oil that meets that spec.
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Old October 26th, 2012, 13:07   #10
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507.00 Oil Like Castrol, Gulf, Synto etc...
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507.00 Oil Like Castrol, Gulf, Synto etc...
That works fine for the engine, but isn't intended for the transmission...
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Old October 26th, 2012, 17:52   #12
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You sure about this? I thought the new OEM fluid was G70 and G52 has been superseded.
For the 5 speed yes. Not for the 6-speed. G052171A2 is the correct fluid. Takes 3 liters. Quite a bit more expensive than the G070, too. I wouldn't change it until 160K kilometers.
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your 02Q (2010 6spd manual) takes G052171A2 $28.95/L
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Thanks 2micron for your write up! Was so good I even ordered the drain plugs.
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