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#3195221 - 11/22/13 08:37 PM 2008 2.5 Jetta
rraiderr Offline


Registered: 11/26/06
Posts: 419
Loc: Dante's Inferno
I am trying to figure out what oil I should run in the girls Jetta. Its the 2.5 SE model.

Lots of state to state and in town driving and it sits outside in the Minnesota winters.

Both Mobil 1 and Amsoil say to use the euro formula. One says use 5-40 the other 0-40.

I plan to do 5k changes and using Mann filters.

Thanks for the help.
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#3195224 - 11/22/13 08:40 PM Re: 2008 2.5 Jetta [Re: rraiderr]
renegade_987 Offline


Registered: 04/07/11
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Mobil 1 0w-40 FTW
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#3195225 - 11/22/13 08:42 PM Re: 2008 2.5 Jetta [Re: rraiderr]
bigjl Offline


Registered: 09/06/12
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Loc: London, England
I would suspect Mobil 1 0w40 will do just dandy.

I would personally only use German made oil filters in a German car, and more often thsn not in all my cars if i'm honest.
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#3195229 - 11/22/13 08:47 PM Re: 2008 2.5 Jetta [Re: rraiderr]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
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Loc: Great Lakes
Originally Posted By: rraiderr
I am trying to figure out what oil I should run in the girls Jetta.

The one that's more readily available and cheaper.
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#3195232 - 11/22/13 08:51 PM Re: 2008 2.5 Jetta [Re: rraiderr]
tenderloin Offline


Registered: 12/16/02
Posts: 6429
Loc: Huntington Beach, CA
In my youngest daughters 07 Beetle (third family member driving vehicle, 82,500 miles) I have used GC 0W-30, Valvoline 5W-40, Castrol 5W-40, Pennzoil Ultra 5W-40, Mobil 1 0W-40 and Mag 1 Euro 5W-40. (Might have left off a brand) Use any of the above with confidence.

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#3195246 - 11/22/13 09:07 PM Re: 2008 2.5 Jetta [Re: rraiderr]
R80RS Offline


Registered: 06/05/13
Posts: 991
Loc: Wisconsin USA
Find an oil which meets VW 502.00, which is the applicable OEM standard for your car. Lots of choices exist for this standard. The M1 0W-40 and Amsoil EFM 5W-40 are two good places to start. Castrol 0W-30 (GC) also meets 502.00.

And yes, use a Mann, Hengst, or Mahle filter.
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#3195253 - 11/22/13 09:19 PM Re: 2008 2.5 Jetta [Re: rraiderr]
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What weight does that engine spec?
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#3195265 - 11/22/13 09:39 PM Re: 2008 2.5 Jetta [Re: rraiderr]
BTLew81 Offline


Registered: 10/23/06
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Loc: Illinois
502 spec is usually a 40, but GC is an exception.

From experience in my 2.5s, GC seemed to run the "best"
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#3195277 - 11/22/13 09:56 PM Re: 2008 2.5 Jetta [Re: bigjl]
Spazdog Offline


Registered: 09/06/10
Posts: 5941
Loc: Arlington
Minnesota? I would go with 0W40. Pennzoil Ultra would do well but Mobil 1 will be easier to find

Originally Posted By: bigjl
...
I would personally only use German made oil filters in a German car, and more often thsn not in all my cars if i'm honest.


The 2.5 Jetta is made in Mexico. shrug
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#3195278 - 11/22/13 09:57 PM Re: 2008 2.5 Jetta [Re: rraiderr]
1999nick Offline


Registered: 01/14/04
Posts: 1087
Loc: Germantown TN 38138
Absolutely NO need to change M1 0w40 at 5,000 miles. Any name brand dino oil will do that. M1 0w40 is good for at least 10,000 miles in that car.

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#3195327 - 11/22/13 11:25 PM Re: 2008 2.5 Jetta [Re: rraiderr]
dparm Offline


Registered: 04/19/10
Posts: 13334
Loc: Chicago, IL
Any of these are VW 502/505 approved and readily available at auto parts stores:


Mobil 1 0w40
Castrol Edge 0w30
Castrol Edge 5w40
Castrol Edge 0w40
Valvoline SynPower 5w40


Buy whichever of those is on sale. That motor is not too picky.
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#3195329 - 11/22/13 11:31 PM Re: 2008 2.5 Jetta [Re: rraiderr]
rraiderr Offline


Registered: 11/26/06
Posts: 419
Loc: Dante's Inferno
Thanks a ton guys, think I will go Mobil One Euro 0W-40 as the local auto parts store has it and I have a rewards card so I can a discount.
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#3195350 - 11/23/13 01:19 AM Re: 2008 2.5 Jetta [Re: rraiderr]
Ayrton Offline


Registered: 09/28/10
Posts: 669
Loc: Washington State, U.S.
Originally Posted By: rraiderr
Thanks a ton guys, think I will go Mobil One Euro 0W-40 as the local auto parts store has it and I have a rewards card so I can a discount.


Awesome! Sounds like a solid decision. Enjoy the oil change! I use that oil in three cars.


Edited by Ayrton (11/23/13 01:19 AM)

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#3195396 - 11/23/13 07:08 AM Re: 2008 2.5 Jetta [Re: rraiderr]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
Posts: 34132
Loc: Great Lakes
Originally Posted By: rraiderr
Thanks a ton guys, think I will go Mobil One Euro 0W-40 as the local auto parts store has it and I have a rewards card so I can a discount.

$25/5qt jug at Walmart, everyday price.
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