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Old September 16th, 2018, 14:23   #1
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Default Dealership say 505.01 replaced by 502.00?

Just want to make sure I have not lost my mind
I picked up a second hand 2005 Jetta BEW PD, and went to my local stealership looking for 505.01 Oil. The woman at the parts department came back with "Castrol Edge Professional OE 5W40", with VW 502.00 and 505.00 approval codes. I said that 505.00 is for the older non-PD TDI's, and that I was looking for the 505.01 for the BEW PD. She replied with "505.01 is not made anymore and that the 502.00 replaces the 505.01 and that's what's used by their service dept. Part# G-E52-502-1Q-DS replaces part# ZVW=352-167-Q-D"

My understanding is that 502.00 is a gas spec, not diesel, and that 505.00 is for the older non-PD's (2003 and older). It is also my understanding that 505.01 is backward compatible to 505.00 but not vice-vera, ie. 505.01 can be used in place of 505.00 but 505.00 can not be used in place of 505.01. Have I missed something, or is this dealership (parts & service) completely clueless? 505.01 spec oil is still available, that is certain.
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Old September 16th, 2018, 15:17   #2
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Wrong stuff - take it back and tell him to get you the right stuff with VW505.01. This is REAL IMPORTANT for your car for cam protection. And she is absolutely wrong that 505 can replace.

It doesn't have to come from VW either. So there is 505.01 out there.
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Old September 16th, 2018, 17:04   #3
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Why are you buying oil at a dealership??
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