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Old April 1st, 2012, 06:21   #16
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Originally Posted by jettawreck View Post
No VW manual I have ever seen has recommended or "suggested Rotella T6 5w-40", or any other particilar brand of oil. Rotella T6 is a very good oil meeting the spec and I use it myself, but there is no mention of it in the owners manual.

True, higher number doesn't mean better, but they are not just numbers. They have very specific, useful meaning.
You are correct and what I wrote was confusing on several levels.

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Old April 1st, 2012, 09:12   #17
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Originally Posted by Joe_Meehan View Post
Check your owner's manual, but I believe it suggests Rotella T6 5W-40. With so many different engines it is always best to follow the manual.

Note: The numbers and letters don't mean that the the higher the number is better, rather the it is just a number
I take it as in the API ratings, not the VW ratings, I wasn't confused.

QUOTE=Joe_Meehan;3754878]You are correct and what I wrote was confusing on several levels.
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