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Old September 19th, 2018, 04:26   #106
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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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