2008 2.5 Jetta

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I am trying to figure out what oil I should run in the girls Jetta. Its the 2.5 SE model. Lots of state to state and in town driving and it sits outside in the Minnesota winters. Both Mobil 1 and Amsoil say to use the euro formula. One says use 5-40 the other 0-40. I plan to do 5k changes and using Mann filters. Thanks for the help.
 
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I would suspect Mobil 1 0w40 will do just dandy. I would personally only use German made oil filters in a German car, and more often thsn not in all my cars if i'm honest.
 
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Originally Posted By: rraiderr
I am trying to figure out what oil I should run in the girls Jetta.
The one that's more readily available and cheaper.
 
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In my youngest daughters 07 Beetle (third family member driving vehicle, 82,500 miles) I have used GC 0W-30, Valvoline 5W-40, Castrol 5W-40, Pennzoil Ultra 5W-40, Mobil 1 0W-40 and Mag 1 Euro 5W-40. (Might have left off a brand) Use any of the above with confidence.
 
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Find an oil which meets VW 502.00, which is the applicable OEM standard for your car. Lots of choices exist for this standard. The M1 0W-40 and Amsoil EFM 5W-40 are two good places to start. Castrol 0W-30 (GC) also meets 502.00. And yes, use a Mann, Hengst, or Mahle filter.
 
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Minnesota? I would go with 0W40. Pennzoil Ultra would do well but Mobil 1 will be easier to find
Originally Posted By: bigjl
... I would personally only use German made oil filters in a German car, and more often thsn not in all my cars if i'm honest.
The 2.5 Jetta is made in Mexico. shrug
 
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Any of these are VW 502/505 approved and readily available at auto parts stores: Mobil 1 0w40 Castrol Edge 0w30 Castrol Edge 5w40 Castrol Edge 0w40 Valvoline SynPower 5w40 Buy whichever of those is on sale. That motor is not too picky.
 
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Originally Posted By: rraiderr
Thanks a ton guys, think I will go Mobil One Euro 0W-40 as the local auto parts store has it and I have a rewards card so I can a discount.
Awesome! Sounds like a solid decision. Enjoy the oil change! I use that oil in three cars.
 
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Originally Posted By: rraiderr
Thanks a ton guys, think I will go Mobil One Euro 0W-40 as the local auto parts store has it and I have a rewards card so I can a discount.
$25/5qt jug at Walmart, everyday price.
 
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