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#1705763 - 12/13/09 03:25 AM Oil recommendation for a 2002 VW Jetta 1.8T
Andyge Offline


Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 215
Loc: Cologne MN
Oil recommendation for a 2002 VW Jetta 1.8T.

Thanks
Andy

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#1705790 - 12/13/09 05:55 AM Re: Oil recommendation for a 2002 VW Jetta 1.8T [Re: Andyge]
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Loc: Rochester NY
I beleive these engines like and require a synthetic oil of a 0/5 W 30/40.
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#1705822 - 12/13/09 06:59 AM Re: Oil recommendation for a 2002 VW Jetta 1.8T [Re: Andyge]
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Registered: 11/18/08
Posts: 83
Loc: Ohio, USA, Earth
Technically you should follow the VW specs (504/507? 505.2? I forget). If you ask this question on VWVORTEX they will tell you to pick a VW cert oil and not "take chances". There is an offical list around here somewhere. It includes Pentosyn, Motul, Total, Castrol, M1 and a few others. Many of the oils are tough to find locally (except the M1 and Syntec).

But I have your exact car and am on my 4th OCI using RP 5W40. The car really seems to like this oil and the UOAs (I posted one a while back) are good. Royal Purple does not have the VW cert but the specs are right in there. At 5K the TBN was low but still fine. I tend to change at 5K and have not tried the 10-12K OCIs some folks run.

*edit - Ah - here it is: http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1631685#Post1631685

VW does say synth and their pref is 0-5W40 with 5W30 as an alternative if you can't find xW40.

I've run M1 in this grade as well and it was fine. I wouldn't hesitate to run GC. Anything on the VW list is good oil. Most dealers seem to use Castrol Syntec 5W40 FYI.

Ken


Edited by kbuzbee (12/13/09 07:05 AM)
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#1705832 - 12/13/09 07:26 AM Re: Oil recommendation for a 2002 VW Jetta 1.8T [Re: kbuzbee]
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#1710252 - 12/16/09 10:43 PM Re: Oil recommendation for a 2002 VW Jetta 1.8T [Re: kbuzbee]
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You are supposed to run a VW approved oil, however, I have found that so long as a good synthetic is in there, you will be fine.
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#1710397 - 12/17/09 05:17 AM Re: Oil recommendation for a 2002 VW Jetta 1.8T [Re: artificialist]
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Registered: 05/12/09
Posts: 63
Loc: Indiana
My '01 GTI 1.8t loves Syntec 5w40 year-round. It's VW502 approved.
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