- Dec 19, 2016
Need your opinion! Next week, I am heading out to McMinnville, Oregon to pick up my newest addition to my fleet. 2006 VW Jetta 2.5L, 20,527 miles. My father-in-law is 78 years old, bought it new. Putts around town, and rare trip to Portland. No longer driving due to medical issues. Garage kept and nearly perfect. He always has his oil changed at, in his words, "the local $19.99 quickie lube." Every 3,000-4,000 miles. Most likely Valvoline or some other dino, non 502 spec oil. Current oil change has 71 miles on it. I will be driving it back to Indiana, 2,400 mile trip. Question 1: Do you think he has hurt the motor using non-502 spec oil? Question 2: Should I run the Jetta over to Mac VW and have an oil change before I head to Indiana? I appreciate your input!