Discounted TDI oil locator thread

HWgeek

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Sep 4, 2007
Location
NH
TDI
2003 Jetta
For those who are fine with using Shell Rotella T6 5w40 in their ALH TDI, Home Depot has gallon jugs at 23.78.
At least in the northeast this is a very solid price. Seems to be their "normal" price, but am finding its going out of stock i multiple stores, so get it while it lasts! For comparison, I just bought some Pentosin and 5 Liter was 44.95. So 1 gallon = 3.78 liter, so its about $34 when you compare against pentosin. As well as other synth brands in the gallon or 5 liter containers.
Nevermind that it seems harder to find top quality synth oils currently, likely due to diminished natural gas supplies.

 

Alan Drake

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Nov 17, 2010
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N of Boston
TDI
2015 DSG
If the bottle or can does not state (written on it) "507.00 approved" use something else, a little more $ however not a high priced item in a life of the TDI PS do not accept what the manufacture says or post on their site, if not on bottle use something else.
OK ready for . . . . .
 

sdean7855

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May 17, 2006
Location
Kingston, NY
TDI
2003 Jetta
The man says in
that C[H,I,J,K]-4 qualifying standard oil is fine for rotary distributor pump engines which are 2003 and before (if in doubt, read the post). This Rotella qualifies. I've been using it for the last 100,000 miles in my ALH engine 2003 TDI. It's good enough. More important is to change the oil and filter often.
 

nicofernandez

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Feb 9, 2021
Location
Arizona
TDI
volkswagen t4
Thanks for the links. I also use shell Rotella or Mobil 1. Also for the trucks that I use for agricultural purposes, I use Oil for Cummins 6.7, here is a good oil for powerful engines and for different weather conditions
 
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