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Old April 30th, 2018, 14:05   #1
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Default Lucus 5w40 505 01

Ok ... so I'm in my local parts store and
they finally have LiqiMolly Oil ...
but wait ! what is this ?? ... LUCUS !

A ... 5 L Jug of LUCUS 5/40 with a VW 505 01 Spec ?
( ...to list just one spec - it had more VW specs as well on the jug )

What are your opinions of this stuff my TDI Club Brethren ??
For a 2004 TDI PD .

Thanks for your thoughts !
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Old May 13th, 2018, 04:46   #2
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I'd say it'll be fine......I've used Rotella T6 (lack of any VW endorsement) in my 2006 BRM PD for over 200,000mi and no camshaft issues. I did replace the cam/lifters trying to chase down a low power issue and out of concern of the known issues. Cam/lifters were OK.
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