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VW MKIV-A4 TDIs (VE and PD) This is a general discussion about A4/MkIV Jetta (99.5-~2005), Golf(99.5-2006), and New Beetle(98-2006). Both VE and PD engines are covered here.

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Old February 4th, 2012, 07:33   #1
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Default Golf IV 1.9 TDI Engine Oil Change

Hello everybody,

Please help me regarding this issue of mine:
I am about to change engine oil, and a friend of mine suggested to me SHELL Helix 10W-40 oil type.

My car has passed 250.000 km, it's a diesel one (1.9 TDI, 6speed-gearbox)

The last time I changed engine oil, I used Castrol 10w-40

Pls advice ,
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Old February 4th, 2012, 07:38   #2
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I'd recommend a 5W40 oil for your car.
I'm not sure which engine you have:
If it is a VE pump then use at least VW505.00. If it is a PD then use VW505.01 specification.

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Old February 4th, 2012, 12:02   #3
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What does VW recommend? It should be in the owner's manual. I would stick with VW's recommendation for YOUR car. I could tell you want is recommended for my car but that may not be what is best for YOUR car.
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Old February 5th, 2012, 22:32   #4
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I'm sure your car has the ALH engine like my 03 jetta has. I always check the oil ratings for the vw 505.01. If it there, then I'd say your good but I'd stick with the 5/40 weight though. I have seen that shell oil brought up on discussion many times so it must be good stuff!
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