- Jan 21, 2018
- Calgary, Canada
I have a 2013 VW GTI with the 2.0T engine (gasoline engine). I'm looking for a VW 502.00 approved oil for my next oil change. Most (if not all) brands on the market that are 502.00 approved are also 505.00 approved. However, there are also brands that include the 505.01 approval for VW's "Pumpe-Düse" diesel engines. According to the web page linked below, 505.01 is a higher specification than 502.00 - better wear performance in particular. https://www.oilspecifications.org/articles/vw_motor_oil_specifications_explained.php So, I'm thinking that a 502.00/505.00/505.01 approved oil would protect my car engine better than a 502.00/505.00 approved oil. However, the 502.00/505.00/505.01 oils are typically marketed for diesels, so I'm not sure if my reasoning is correct. Any opinions about this would be appreciated.