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Old December 15th, 2017, 22:16   #1
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Just got this car and want to change the oil. What do most of you use for engine oil and what is the best oil filter. Thank you for any input....
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Old December 16th, 2017, 07:54   #2
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No Owner's manual ? No looking in the thousands of similar posts ?

Oils - anything that meets VW505.00 or later, or any diesel rated 5w40 synthetic, CF4 rating or later. You can buy oil at your VW dealer, European Car formula, Shell Rotella T6, Mobil Turbo Diesel Truck, etc.

Oil filter - Mann /Wix - again you can purchase at the VW dealer or online. Just look for ALH as the motor type. There are a number of online venders that can supply the whole package (oil + filter).
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Old December 19th, 2017, 22:00   #3
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No Owner's manual ? No looking in the thousands of similar posts ?

Oils - anything that meets VW505.00 or later, or any diesel rated 5w40 synthetic, CF4 rating or later. You can buy oil at your VW dealer, European Car formula, Shell Rotella T6, Mobil Turbo Diesel Truck, etc.

Oil filter - Mann /Wix - again you can purchase at the VW dealer or online. Just look for ALH as the motor type. There are a number of online venders that can supply the whole package (oil + filter).
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Old January 2nd, 2018, 12:38   #4
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Either Mobil 1 Turbo Diesel Truck (often called TDT on the forum) or Rotella T6 (They unfortunately just changed the formulation) 5w40 but they're still great oils and available everywhere.
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Old January 2nd, 2018, 12:45   #5
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Since you are new... are you aware the of Timing Belt change intervals? Those are heartbeat of the TDI and when they fail it is big money to fix.
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Old January 10th, 2018, 11:47   #6
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I have been using t6 for a good while, right now I am using Mobile 1 tdt cause I got a good deal.

here is a good vid

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...9B5A&FORM=VIRE
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Old January 17th, 2018, 01:11   #7
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Anoter option is the Castrol Syntec 5w40.
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Old January 19th, 2018, 16:47   #8
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Or the Mobil Delvac 1 5w40
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Old January 21st, 2018, 02:15   #9
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Another +1 for shell diesel T6 I use the 5w40 and 0w40 versions of it in my 03. The TDT is good too and both should be available locally. If you want to go euro oil online pentosin hp2 5w40 I have heard is good and has both the 505 vw ratings if your into that.
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Old January 21st, 2018, 07:19   #10
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Either Mobil 1 Turbo Diesel Truck (often called TDT on the forum) or Rotella T6 (They unfortunately just changed the formulation) 5w40 but they're still great oils and available everywhere.
What did they do to the T6? If you are referring to the change from CJ to CK, that is a periodic reformulation to keep the oil operating for new engine technology.
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Old January 21st, 2018, 08:01   #11
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Sticky from the forum header:
http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=158788
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Old January 21st, 2018, 20:38   #12
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What did they do to the T6? If you are referring to the change from CJ to CK, that is a periodic reformulation to keep the oil operating for new engine technology.
I've seen Blackstone test from unused samples of the CJ and new CK flavors on BITOG and and the CK no Moly in it at all
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I've seen Blackstone test from unused samples of the CJ and new CK flavors on BITOG and and the CK no Moly in it at all
So I wonder if other oils are doing away with moly in their oils as well. I also wonder why they are going away from it. I also wonder if I should have leftover pizza for breakfast or save it for lunch.
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Old January 30th, 2018, 04:56   #14
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Yes, they are. Because the molybdenum is there as molybdenum compounded with sulfur. It is a great antiwear compound because it breaks down and releases the plating molybdenum via pressure and does not need a lot of heat like the zinc compounds do. The reason they're getting rid of it is because when it breaks down, it releases the sulfur, which poisons exhaust catalysts.

And finally, breakfast, definitely. If you wait for lunch you run the risk of someone else grabbing and eating it, and/or if you wait, you have to heat it up first.

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Use Mobil 1 Turbo diesel truck, tried and tested here.
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