Not my car but I thought a discussion could expand on VW's choice to run a lighter oil. At the Mk 7 forum a new owner is reporting his new â€˜19 GTI specs 508 00 oil. This is a 0w-20 oil similar to so the FE formulation from BMW and 229.71 from Daimler. The engine is rated at a tad more power (228hp) vs previous years(220hp) but no other changes are known to the internals. Would you run this difficult to find oil or just run the existing 502 00 spec? If it were my car I would buy the easy to find Castrol 0w-40.