VW approved oil?

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Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
Originally Posted By: Takechan
The Castrol EDGE 5W-30 I purchased for my BMW is VW 504 00/ 507 00 approved. I bought it from German so I don't know if it's different in the US.
Yes, unfortunately the US Edge is quite a bit different and doesn't meet any of the European engine specs.
Well, it meets ACEA A5, which is a European engine spec, last time I checked. duh http://www.lubrizol.com/EuropeanEngineOils/RelativePerformanceToolIntro.html
Originally Posted By: BobFout
This is what the owner's manual says:
Exactly, API SJ. grin Of course, people are "entitled to their own opinion". smirk
 
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Originally Posted By: Doug Hillary
Him BurgerMcDo - With respect the Dealsership is wrong! This is part of the reason why VW and MB paid millions out on a Class Action Use what the Handbook says exclusively - insist that the Dealer does. If not then report them to VW NA!
 
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Originally Posted By: Auto-Union
Well, it meets ACEA A5, which is a European engine spec, last time I checked. duh
I meant European engine mfg specs, such as VW/MB/BMW.
 
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