Use Valvoline Restore Protect in VW without VW 508.00 oil specification?

175k mile Honda with Rotella 5w-40 T6 for 50k, some Walmart Super Tech 5-w40 for around 30k, and and some other random synthetics along the way. Always changed at the 5-5.5k range.

Never used any restore or cleaner. Car was my wife's and did a lot of short trips, it gets -30F here in the winter.

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Restore & Protect is gimmick marketing and Mobil 1 is a totally solid product that there's no reason to switch away from.
It’s not a gimmick. It can work.

In my experience, Mobil 1 was pretty disappointing in my VW. Sometimes burned up to 2 qts in between oil changes. Switched to liqui moly and the burning almost completely stopped. I’ve seen some VOA of Mobile 1 not looking that much different than Supertech oil. Not saying Mobil is bad, just underwhelming.
 
At 55k miles, on an engine not know to sludge up or stick rings, I'd stick to a conventional synthetic. If burning oil, that would be a different story.
 
Restore & Protect is gimmick marketing and Mobil 1 is a totally solid product that there's no reason to switch away from.
The jury is still out on the Restore and Protect case. I have to imagine that we will start seeing some UOAs here shortly. Neither of the vehicles that I service are due for a change soon which leaves me the luxury of allowing our pioneering BITOG brethren to chart the way forward. I would be willing to give it a try in my Ford hybrid after seeing at least a half dozen acceptable UOAs on the 0w-20. Should those not materialize I will just continue using Mobil1 EP and sleep well.
 
What are the signs?

He wasn't happy with Valvoline after this:

 
See the cars in my signature. I use the VW oils (now made by Mobil I understand), change them and the filter every 5000 miles and all seems well with the AllTrack at 60,000 miles. I use Top Tier gas and once every two years or so, I run a bottle of Gumout fuel system cleaner through it. With the quality oil you are using, I see no need to use the special oil.
 
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