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Old October 3rd, 2006, 00:21   #211
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We can select 505.00, ACEA, and (last) API CD/CF for minimum warranty service requirements.
That should be VW 505.00 (or better), ACEA B3/B4, or API CH-4 (or better).
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Old October 3rd, 2006, 07:50   #212
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We have more choices for 2003 and earlier TDIs, as we aren't tied specifically to 505.00 for warranty the way the PD owners are. We can select 505.00, ACEA, and (last) API CD/CF for minimum warranty service requirements. Most of the owner's manuals for the earlier cars don't even list a VW spec in the front oil section you have to jump to the back for the 'driving in Europe' section. The main requirements are still the 5W-40 viscosity recommendation and the synthetic requirement.

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At least in my 2002 owner's manual, instead of CD/CF, it says CF-4/CG-4
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Old October 3rd, 2006, 08:08   #213
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We have more choices for 2003 and earlier TDIs, as we aren't tied specifically to 505.00 for warranty the way the PD owners are. We can select 505.00, ACEA, and (last) API CD/CF for minimum warranty service requirements. Most of the owner's manuals for the earlier cars don't even list a VW spec in the front oil section you have to jump to the back for the 'driving in Europe' section. The main requirements are still the 5W-40 viscosity recommendation and the synthetic requirement.

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You mean 505.01 for the PDs..not 505.00
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Old October 4th, 2006, 10:00   #214
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You mean 505.01 for the PDs..not 505.00
Nope - I ment it as written.

I understand that there's been a lot of focus on the PD+505.01=warranty issue, but that is not the requirement for earlier cars.

The owners manuals in the earlier cars give an API level - not a VW spec - until you flip to the back under 'driving in Europe'. The US warranty has not been tied to a specific VW oil spec until the PDs and 505.01.
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Nope - I ment it as written.

I understand that there's been a lot of focus on the PD+505.01=warranty issue, but that is not the requirement for earlier cars.

The owners manuals in the earlier cars give an API level - not a VW spec - until you flip to the back under 'driving in Europe'. The US warranty has not been tied to a specific VW oil spec until the PDs and 505.01.

I think I get it.

I think your post should say "VE owners are not tied to 505.00 like the PD owners are tied to 505.01" so folks don't think PDs are tied 505.00. Your post could be interpritted that way (I did)
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Old October 4th, 2006, 19:24   #216
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is this good oil?do i still need to change it every 10k?Can i run this oil 30k as recomended by amsoil?

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Old October 4th, 2006, 19:26   #217
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do you know what kind of car you are going to put it in?
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Old October 4th, 2006, 20:03   #218
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Old October 4th, 2006, 21:08   #219
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I'd go by the VW recommendation.
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Old October 4th, 2006, 21:47   #220
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Yes that 5W30 is some very good oil - but Amsoil would not rec this for your 06.
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This is the only motor oil that Amsoil would recommend for your 2006 Jetta TDI:
http://www.amsoil.com/StoreFront/afl.aspx

The Series 3000 5w30 is, by all accounts, an excellent motor oil. And suitable for 2003-and-earlier TDIs. But not for yours.
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Old October 7th, 2006, 07:44   #222
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Amsoils recommendation for this oil in a light duty diesel (car or pickup) is:

25k/1 yr under normal conditions, ie mainly highway driving
15k/1 yr under severe service conditions.

Based on the data I've seen these are very doable...

Note that the Amsoil EAO oil filter can be used for these same intervals.

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Old October 7th, 2006, 09:27   #223
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AMSOil is the best stuff I have used, I have a 2002 Jetta TDI and I use the
5W-30 3000 Series that meets VW spec 502.00, your is a different VW spec
VW 505.00, 505.01.

I beilieve good oil is engine insurance, so don't skimp with cheap oil and your engine should last quite a long time.
I have been using AMSOil in my Jetta since I bought it, now with 100,000
miles on it and it purrs.

I recently did the timing belt change and got a chance to see the camshaft, it shows little wear as compared to another Jetta next to mine
in the Dealership shop (about the same mileage) and it had much more wear, they were using the Castrol garbage recommeneded (pushed) by the Dealership, it doesn't meet the VW spec so they tell you to change it every 5000 miles, with AMSOil I can go the full 10,000 per the manual.

What ever brand of good oil you choose to put in your engine, make it a high quality true synthetic oil, all the info can be found here on this site.
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lucas tdi-amsoil recomends 30k oil changes or 1 change per year and the oil filter at 15k or 6 months?Do you think there is a difference between the amsoil oils?
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AMSOil is the best stuff I have used, I have a 2002 Jetta TDI and I use the
5W-30 3000 Series that meets VW spec 502.00, your is a different VW spec
VW 505.00, 505.01.

I beilieve good oil is engine insurance, so don't skimp with cheap oil and your engine should last quite a long time.
I have been using AMSOil in my Jetta since I bought it, now with 100,000
miles on it and it purrs.

I recently did the timing belt change and got a chance to see the camshaft, it shows little wear as compared to another Jetta next to mine
in the Dealership shop (about the same mileage) and it had much more wear, they were using the Castrol garbage recommeneded (pushed) by the Dealership, it doesn't meet the VW spec so they tell you to change it every 5000 miles, with AMSOil I can go the full 10,000 per the manual.

What ever brand of good oil you choose to put in your engine, make it a high quality true synthetic oil, all the info can be found here on this site.
Which Castrol junk is pushed by the dealer?

If the motor is a pre-PD..Castrol Syntec 5w40 is what the dealer probably uses. Meets VW 505.00.

If it's a PD, then Castrol TXT, meeting 505.01 is what the dealer should be providing.
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