*URGENT* Garage about to use oil taken to trading standards!

Mk4tdi2022

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Jan 18, 2022
Location
UK
TDI
Vw ALH MK4 TDI
So I'm getting an oil change tomorrow and asked what they where going to use Kerax Hyperdrive KXR C3 5w30 and upon going home and searching it I found this article https://pmmonline.co.uk/news/vls-escalates-engine-oil-case-to-trading-standards/ stating that it has a failure to meet HTHS specs! I did some research and some have said this oil is bad for cars with a DPF but for older cars should be fine. Is this okay or do I need to tell them to use a different oil and if so what would be the best that fits every spec? Thank you please reply with any info asap as its due tomorrow
 

GlowBugTDI

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Joined
Jul 20, 2018
Location
Cambridge, MN
TDI
2001 Beetle GLS TDI (BIODSL). Glow Bug TDI (sold)
5w-40. I use rotella T6.
I have also used 5w-40 farm diesel oil "farm rated" was the brand
 

jayb79

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Joined
May 20, 2000
Location
Exeter,NH
The ALH doesn't have a DPF so you are good there but you need a 5/40w oil for warmer temps. The valve train likes the heavier oil.
 

bmwM5power

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Joined
May 3, 2007
Location
Rochester NY
TDI
15 GSW TDI S 6MT / 02 JETTA TDI GLS 5MT 15 GOLF TDI 6MT
So I'm getting an oil change tomorrow and asked what they where going to use Kerax Hyperdrive KXR C3 5w30 and upon going home and searching it I found this article https://pmmonline.co.uk/news/vls-escalates-engine-oil-case-to-trading-standards/ stating that it has a failure to meet HTHS specs! I did some research and some have said this oil is bad for cars with a DPF but for older cars should be fine. Is this okay or do I need to tell them to use a different oil and if so what would be the best that fits every spec? Thank you please reply with any info asap as its due tomorrow
cant you just buy your own oil and have them change that, if you have concerns about what they use?
 
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