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#3214305 - 12/12/13 09:39 AM Rotella T6 5W40 in 2013 Passat 2.5L
Thugzy Offline


Registered: 02/13/07
Posts: 74
Loc: Canada
Im due for service and picked up 3 jugs of Rotella T6 because it was on sale. My Passat has 22,000kms, still under warranty. First OC was at the dealer at 5000kms with Castrol SLX.

I know Rotella T6 is a good oil and probably more than acceptable for the 2.5L but will I have issues with VW? I dont see a VW spec on the bottle.

thanks

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#3214311 - 12/12/13 09:48 AM Re: Rotella T6 5W40 in 2013 Passat 2.5L [Re: Thugzy]
izualangel Offline


Registered: 11/08/12
Posts: 42
Loc: SL,UT
Do you not get the 24months/24,000 mile free maintenance? And I would stick with VW approved oils for now. VW does, and can, deny warranty claims. Just ask anyone that dealt with the old longitudinal 1.8Ts
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#3214319 - 12/12/13 09:53 AM Re: Rotella T6 5W40 in 2013 Passat 2.5L [Re: Thugzy]
dparm Offline


Registered: 04/19/10
Posts: 12487
Loc: Chicago, IL
It's not a VW approved oil. It would certainly work, but while you're under warranty I would just stick with a VW 502/505 oil: M1 0w40, Valvoline SynPower 5w40, Castrol Edge 0w30/5w40/0w40, etc.
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#3214344 - 12/12/13 10:14 AM Re: Rotella T6 5W40 in 2013 Passat 2.5L [Re: dparm]
Boczech Offline


Registered: 11/19/05
Posts: 245
Loc: Norcal
I would use VW approved oils during the warranty period then maybe go with the Rotella T6 if that is what you want to try.


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#3214359 - 12/12/13 10:32 AM Re: Rotella T6 5W40 in 2013 Passat 2.5L [Re: izualangel]
Thugzy Offline


Registered: 02/13/07
Posts: 74
Loc: Canada
Originally Posted By: izualangel
Do you not get the 24months/24,000 mile free maintenance? And I would stick with VW approved oils for now. VW does, and can, deny warranty claims. Just ask anyone that dealt with the old longitudinal 1.8Ts


Thanks to all that replied...I will pick up some VW spec oil.

Im in Canada and they do not offer the free maintenance. My first service at 5000kms was complementary by my dealer though.

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#3214361 - 12/12/13 10:34 AM Re: Rotella T6 5W40 in 2013 Passat 2.5L [Re: Thugzy]
R80RS Offline


Registered: 06/05/13
Posts: 542
Loc: Wisconsin USA
I'll pile on and repeat what others have said. Stick with a VW spec oil during your warranty period. You have plenty of good ones to choose from (see dparm's list above). T6 does not carry VW approvals, but it will work great after your warranty expires. VW can be difficult to deal with in warranty claim situations, and you don't want to give them a certain excuse to evade liability.
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2004 Freestar 234k mi. M1 HM 5w-20, Napa Platinum
2003 VW Jetta TDI, 149k mi. Rotella T6 5w-40, Mahle

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#3214492 - 12/12/13 01:01 PM Re: Rotella T6 5W40 in 2013 Passat 2.5L [Re: Thugzy]
benjy Offline


Registered: 08/23/10
Posts: 139
Loc: pa
if the oil causes an issue its up to VW to prove it BY LAW! as long as you document + keep receipts you are good, and yes depending on the stealer VW can + will deny warranty. oil manufacturers must pay for every certification on the oil container. on my 01 1.8T i would get the free service come home + dump oil in a clean container for use in girlfriends 99 malibu, put amsoil real synthetic in, this is before VW specd synthetic for their turbo'd cars, went 200,000 before trade no issues. used 10-30 amsoil in girlfriends 08 jetta 2.5L changed yearly, filter at 6 months no issues. 2.5L is only VW i would buy today, no direct injected CARBON issues, she averaged 30 mpg

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#3215111 - 12/13/13 02:12 AM Re: Rotella T6 5W40 in 2013 Passat 2.5L [Re: benjy]
Garak Offline


Registered: 12/05/09
Posts: 11189
Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Originally Posted By: benjy
if the oil causes an issue its up to VW to prove it BY LAW!

I agree with your point, and in practice, you're probably right. But, the MMA is a U.S. law and has no force in Canada. The legal regimes with respect to warranty are much the same in both countries in practice, but I wouldn't want to get in the fight. VW/Audi screw up enough on their own and try to fight enough claims without giving them more justification.

I'd recommend getting an approved oil and doing the changes oneself. VW/Audi dealers have not been above putting 5w-30 GTX in such engines. In that case, the Rotella would be much better. wink
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1984 F-150 4.9L six - Quaker State GB 10w-30, Wix 51515

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#3215112 - 12/13/13 02:13 AM Re: Rotella T6 5W40 in 2013 Passat 2.5L [Re: Thugzy]
Garak Offline


Registered: 12/05/09
Posts: 11189
Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
By the way, in Canada, hit Imperial Oil or Wakefield and get a Mobil or Castrol product at much cheaper than you'll get it from WM or CT, if you're interested in sales.
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2008 Infiniti G37 coupe - Mobil Delvac 1 ESP 5w-40, Hastings LF113
1984 F-150 4.9L six - Quaker State GB 10w-30, Wix 51515

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