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    VW Amarok 2.0 TDI - Oil getting hot towing & Interval

    Apologies. See Post 29, I am in South Eastern Australia. Ambient temps for the oil temp mentioned in the original post was around 15c. Coolant temp at the oil temps mentioned are 90c or just above. Coolant sits on 90c once warm. on a very long uphill it will move up to about 95c max, but...
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    VW Amarok 2.0 TDI - Oil getting hot towing & Interval

    VW appear list VW 507 00 for this vehicle, however I can't seem to find a 0W-40 which meet this spec!
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    VW Amarok 2.0 TDI - Oil getting hot towing & Interval

    Hi, Yeah not idea what i did there, you are correct that mobil 1 esp x3 0w-40 IS suitable for DPF. I appreciate the correction, thanks. Interestingly the mobil 1 esp x3 0w-40 shows VW approval VW 511 00, not the much more common 502 / 505. I'll have to dig into what they mean...
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    VW Amarok 2.0 TDI - Oil getting hot towing & Interval

    Ok, thanks. Looking at HTHS. Factory fill is CASTROL EDGE 5W-30 LL - HTHS 3.5 The Mobil 1 receommnded oil for this vehicle, including compatible with DPF is MOBIL 1 5W-30 ESP - HTHS 3.5 Whilst looking at Mobil 1, this looks quite good, is compatible with DPF and meets VW specs, but seems...
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    VW Amarok 2.0 TDI - Oil getting hot towing & Interval

    Hi, Thanks for all the replies. To answer a couple of questions I am in South Eastern Australia. An oil cooler would be solution but I am selling the vehicle next year so not super keen to spend on it now. Ambient temperature when seeing the oil temps in the original post is mild, not a hot...
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    VW Amarok 2.0 TDI - Oil getting hot towing & Interval

    Hi, My 2015 VW Amarok 2.0 diesel oil temperature gets to approx. 140c+ (284f+) peak when towing up a long hill. It will sit around 130c to 135c (266f to 275f). Factory fill is Castrol EDGE 5W-30 LL. I tow regularly. Would switching to a suitable 0W-40 or 5W-40 protect the engine better when...
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