Which 0w20 meets VW 508.00?

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I am asking this cause my work is looking for a 0w20 that meets this spec. We use Service Pro that's Dexos 1 gen 2. Owners manual on most new VW we have says if oil meets SN+ it is ok to use. Thank You in advance folks We also now use 6gal boxes of Service Pro 0w40 which I'll gladly VOA if enough BITOGERS Want to see wink
 
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The dealers have some flavor of Castrol that meets it, other than that there are only a couple available retail and they are hard to find. VW is very specific on 502, 504, 508 and so on, I have never heard of them mentioning SN plus or the like. They will want a 508 for warranty, which the vehicles taking 508 will all still be under warranty.
 
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Liqui Moly 20238 - Top Tec 6200 has the approval as well. $60 for 5 liter jug on amazon. Not cheap!
 
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Originally Posted by Jimmy_Russells
They're all dyed green which is interesting.
The VW 508 00/509 00 specification demands it. It is to help prevent misapplication.
 
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I'm not so sure the Castrol 50800 approved oil is great for these engines. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgNf5GaR73A Skip to 9:30 The Castrol approved 50800 oil has a LOT of calcium, which if this dude is to be believed, (which I think he should be given his extensive knowledge on this), then LSPI may be a concern for these VAG engines. Thoughts?
 
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Originally Posted by Angrypenguin
I'm not so sure the Castrol 50800 approved oil is great for these engines. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgNf5GaR73A Skip to 9:30 The Castrol approved 50800 oil has a LOT of calcium, which if this dude is to be believed, (which I think he should be given his extensive knowledge on this), then LSPI may be a concern for these VAG engines. Thoughts?
Thought 1: he may have "extensive knowledge on this" but you can bet it is nowhere near the knowledge that VW and Castrol have on it. Thought 2: the VW 508 00 specification does not include an LSPI test so an oil does not need to be formulated to pass one.
 
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Originally Posted by Angrypenguin
I'm not so sure the Castrol 50800 approved oil is great for these engines. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgNf5GaR73A Skip to 9:30 The Castrol approved 50800 oil has a LOT of calcium, which if this dude is to be believed, (which I think he should be given his extensive knowledge on this), then LSPI may be a concern for these VAG engines. Thoughts?
I have been around DI/turbocharged German cars for well over a decade, owned three of them, spend every day on some forums, and I have never once heard of LSPI issues until I signed up for this forum.
Originally Posted by weasley
Thought 1: he may have "extensive knowledge on this" but you can bet it is nowhere near the knowledge that VW and Castrol have on it.
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