Rotella T6 vs Mobil 1 0w40

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Originally Posted By: 901Memphis
I'd use the Mobil 1 0W40. The T6 will poison the cat faster.
How, they have the same phosphorus, and the M1 has 0.3% more sulfated ash ? Or are you just using that one's "C" something, and the other "S" something.
 
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The M1 carries VW 502.00 and 505.00 approvals and T6 doesn't, if that matters to you. Otherwise, at a makeup rate of 1 qt/1k miles it probably doesn't matter.
 
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Burning oil at that rate, the cat is probably already poisoned. M1 0w40 is probably better for a VW application because it has VW approvals. But it seems like a waste pouring a quart of synthetic oil in every 1000 miles. Why not just carry a 5qt jug of 10w40 MaxLife?
 
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Originally Posted By: A_Harman
Burning oil at that rate, the cat is probably already poisoned. M1 0w40 is probably better for a VW application because it has VW approvals. But it seems like a waste pouring a quart of synthetic oil in every 1000 miles. Why not just carry a 5qt jug of 10w40 MaxLife?
The Maxlife would be my first choice as well.
 
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I'd go with M1 5W-40 TDT. I've found that I have significantly lower oil consumption with this oil in my Jaguar X-Type. Rotella T6 tends to shear more rapidly and the engine consumes it faster.
 
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Originally Posted By: rw19
What do you think is better for a turbo VW application?
First off, what year? If you're not worried about the actual VW approvals on the product, something like T6 or Delvac 1 will be cheaper for you. The advice so far has been well intentioned, but we don't get M1 0w-40 in jugs up here and pay anywhere from $9 on sale to $12 or more regular price a litre for the product whereas T6 and Delvac 1 can be had from the distributor for half that. If you're under warranty or are concerned about having the appropriate approvals, use the M1 0w-40 or other approved lube. If not, there are other options. Cujet: The TDT is too expensive up here, thanks to Walmart's and CT's price gouging; that's why I recommended a distributor for T6 or Delvac 1. wink
 
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We need more info about the car in question. VW says burning 1 qt every 1k miles is normal in the 2.0T cars (at least older ones). It's very normal for this particular 2.0T to eat/burn oil; what oil do you currently use? If out of VW's powertrain warranty, I'd suggest T6. I've read of many people doing this and reporting a little lower oil loss, but having an engine that runs at least as well, some better, with the T6.
 
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Originally Posted By: rw19
This is a gas 2.0t jetta that burns oil. a quart ever 1k
Is it getting past the rings, stem seals, PVC system or a gasket? Whatever the cause, fix it and stop wasting your time, oil and money.
 
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The 2006 Audi A3 with 115k miles I have was burning a quart every 1k, but I had the dealer perform the PVC "extended warranty" (VW/Audi's way of saying it's not a recall but it should be). The warranty goes till 120k miles or 10 years, whichever is first. Now it burns about 1 quart every 4k of M1 0w40. The engine idles a lot smoother after the PCV change. I did run M1 TDT for 5k and it burned a little less, but not significantly less. I decided to get the warranty work done to see if it would alleviate the problem and so far it has. I now run M1 0w40. In addition to the PCV warranty, there's 1. Intake Manifold Runner Flap Motor 2. Camshaft/Cam follower 3. High Pressure Fuel Pump I got all of these replaced for free, but it only applies to 2006-2008 2.0t
 
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Originally Posted By: A_Harman
Burning oil at that rate, the cat is probably already poisoned. M1 0w40 is probably better for a VW application because it has VW approvals. But it seems like a waste pouring a quart of synthetic oil in every 1000 miles. Why not just carry a 5qt jug of 10w40 MaxLife?
I really like Mobil 1 0W40 but I agree that you should try Maxlife 10W40...
 
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