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    Best VW 507 00 oil?

    If it were mine, stay with the warranty recommendation VW 507.00 5w30 After, VW 507.00 5w30 Total INEO 5w30 507.00 Mobil One 5w30 ESP VW 507.00 lesser known Fuch's 5w30 VW 507.00 (factory fill) If you are so inclined to go to a (non) VW 507.00 rated oil but close enough MB 229.51, aka...
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    Supertech = FRAM?

    The cross referencing is NORMAL in most industries, albeit in oil filters also. It is very useful and a time saving procedure. NO! They are NOT the same filter. Fram has been vilified, (you can search,goggle for all the "bad news") but I would have no issues running them. Are there...
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    Synthetic. Group Base oil

    The obvious would be in the form of a duo decision tree: first, select and USE your SPECIFIC specification oil 5W40 (VW 505.01) in the descending order. (in the post I linked to <a href="http://www.tdi.com)" target="_blank">http://www.tdi.com)</a> Second, (in the worst case again) in...
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    Synthetic. Group Base oil

    Oil Performance in descending order with 2 or more entries. Mobil 1 TDT CI4+ 5W40 API 8 Mobil 1 Delvac ESP CJ4 5W40 API 3 Schaeffer S9000 CJ4 5W40 API 2 Amsoil DEO CJ4 5W40 API 2 Elf LLX 504/407 5W30 VAG 6 Castrol Pro 505.01 5W30 VAG 3 Amsoil AFL 505.01 5W40 VAG 2 Elf CRV 506.01 0W30 VAG 4...
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    Synthetic. Group Base oil

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">&nbsp;Originally Posted By: 1quartlow</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Fair enough....No harm no foul I pulled off the VC at 100K...no problems but reading so much about the spec changes with oils, Mobil being the best example (Delvac 1 is now...
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    Synthetic. Group Base oil

    I think you have a long wait. We all know there are a few posters who have used say Delvac One 5w40 in their post 2003 (2004 on up) and the UOA's show great results. It is however controversial.
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    Synthetic. Group Base oil

    No rebuke from my point of view, just a few non personal statements and direct questions with the intent of furthering open discussion and exchange of ideas. If you took them as a rebuke, that was not the drill. If you don't want to answer the questions, that is fine also. I am sure that others...
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    More reliable cars means more driving?

    Actually this is an interesting subject/topic. Since you write from CN, you could research the CN data, as you probably would be more interesting in CN's issues. (Thanks to CN for all the FOREIGN oil you all send) However in the USA market, the AVERAGE driver puts on 12,000 to 15,000 miles...
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    Synthetic. Group Base oil

    And your opinion, editorial is...? There are literally a host of posted UOA's. Did you not do a search for your VW model year to get the "objective" data? Did you not do a search for one that used additional additives ZDDP? Did you not take off your valve cover to confirm or deny the actual...
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    Synthetic. Group Base oil

    Well for sure VW did not do itself any favors by having the specifications go all over the place. So for example, I would tend to use the Mobil One oil that meets the VW specification for your MY engine !! There are all sorts of anomolies that I will not bore you with but suffice to say don't...
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    Synthetic. Group Base oil

    First off unless you have access to some "industry only" type information, it has never been presented in that way. So for example, KNOWN PAO Group IV product brands are Mobil One, Mobil One ESP 507, Total Quartz/ELF, AMSOIL, Redline, etc. Since you have 107,000 miles, I would as a minimum...
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    Honda Oil Filter Question.

    On a 2004 Civic with app 80,000 miles, I have been running the cheapest oil filters ( 3 ea total, oem, came with the vehicle Fram, WalMart SuperTech) @ the oem recommendation interval of 20,000 miles. Ever since the oem fill OCI @ 10,000 miles, I have been running Mobil One 0w20 then 5w20. It...
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    VW 1.9L TDI Motor

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">&nbsp;Originally Posted By: peterdaniel</div><div class="ubbcode-body">gee, maybe the [censored] 505.01 is all that its cracked up to be... </div></div> This is not to in anyway say that VW did not screw up with the PD's less than stellar...
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    2005 Golf TDI PD Elf Solaris LLX 5w30 10531 miles

    I just want to pop in and thank you guys for posting your results and thoughts. Keep up the good work! Coming across this thread has been a confirmation to stay the course with the Delvac One 5w40, etc. On an 03 TDI (ALH) I have been running Delvac One 5w40 (aka Mobil One Truck & SUV 5w40...
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    VW 1.9L TDI Motor

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">&nbsp;Originally Posted By: lancerplayer</div><div class="ubbcode-body">What is the general consensus on VW 1.9L TDI motor? What kind of life span can one expect from it if properly cared for? What kind of oil does it tend to like? How does...
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