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Re: Post your latest oil change [Re: Superbuick96] #5136614 06/17/19 12:32 PM
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99 town car
4.6 v8
Out: Valvoline 5/20, service champ filter
In: Napa 5/20, Napa proselect filter


05 Chevy Impala
3.4 V6
Pit crew QS 10/30
Re: Post your latest oil change [Re: Superbuick96] #5136833 06/17/19 04:07 PM
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2016 VW Jetta w/1.4L turbo engine at 30,982 miles.

OUT: Castrol Magnatec 5W-30 Synthetic and a FRAM Extra Guard PH3614 oil filter
IN: Carquest Full Synthetic 5W-30 and a Carquest Premium #85348 oil filter


2005 Ford Explorer AWD - 171,000 miles (Pennzoil Plat. HM 5W-30)
2016 Nissan Altima S - 77,050 miles (Castrol Syn. 0W-20)
2016 Volkswagen Jetta - 34,000 miles (Carquest Full Syn. 5W-30)
Re: Post your latest oil change [Re: Puckrobber] #5136842 06/17/19 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Puckrobber
2016 VW Jetta w/1.4L turbo engine at 30,982 miles.

OUT: Castrol Magnatec 5W-30 Synthetic and a FRAM Extra Guard PH3614 oil filter
IN: Carquest Full Synthetic 5W-30 and a Carquest Premium #85348 oil filter

Are you aware that neither oil is appropriate for your Jetta?


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Re: Post your latest oil change [Re: rooflessVW] #5136850 06/17/19 04:27 PM
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I thought it would be, too. But, I've taken this Jetta to the dealer for oil changes since I purchased it. When I checked the invoice at the first change, it had Castrol 5-30 put in it. When I inquired about it, the service manager said 5-30 was just fine for the climate I live in, and the difference from 5-40 was negligible. They only put 5-40 in if the customer asks for it. It's had both 5-40 and 5-30 in it, with no difference in engine noise or driving ability.

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2005 Ford Explorer AWD - 171,000 miles (Pennzoil Plat. HM 5W-30)
2016 Nissan Altima S - 77,050 miles (Castrol Syn. 0W-20)
2016 Volkswagen Jetta - 34,000 miles (Carquest Full Syn. 5W-30)
Re: Post your latest oil change [Re: Puckrobber] #5136864 06/17/19 04:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Puckrobber
I thought it would be, too. But, I've taken this Jetta to the dealer for oil changes since I purchased it. When I checked the invoice at the first change, it had Castrol 5-30 put in it. When I inquired about it, the service manager said 5-30 was just fine for the climate I live in, and the difference from 5-40 was negligible. They only put 5-40 in if the customer asks for it. It's had both 5-40 and 5-30 in it, with no difference in engine noise or driving ability.

They were most likely using Castrol Edge Professional OE 5W-30, which is a 502.00 approved oil:
https://msdspds.castrol.com/bpglis/FusionPDS.nsf/Files/711A4665F31054FE80257F8E006CA9C9/$File/BPXE-A9VF45.pdf

There are many different varies of 5W-30 oils; they can be extremely different.


2011 Toyota Prius 1.8L - 199K - Pennzoil Platinum 0W-20
2007 Honda Accord 2.4L - 140K - Valvoline Premium Blue Restore 10W-30
Re: Post your latest oil change [Re: Superbuick96] #5136867 06/17/19 04:43 PM
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What grade they use is almost irrelevant as long as they’re putting in oil with the right VW specification. The only time it would make a difference is if you are routinely starting the car at extremely cold temperatures, below -25° F. Otherwise, if they are focusing on grade rather than specification you need to find a different mechanic.


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Re: Post your latest oil change [Re: The Critic] #5136874 06/17/19 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted by The Critic
Originally Posted by Puckrobber
I thought it would be, too. But, I've taken this Jetta to the dealer for oil changes since I purchased it. When I checked the invoice at the first change, it had Castrol 5-30 put in it. When I inquired about it, the service manager said 5-30 was just fine for the climate I live in, and the difference from 5-40 was negligible. They only put 5-40 in if the customer asks for it. It's had both 5-40 and 5-30 in it, with no difference in engine noise or driving ability.

They were most likely using Castrol Edge Professional OE 5W-30, which is a 502.00 approved oil:
https://msdspds.castrol.com/bpglis/FusionPDS.nsf/Files/711A4665F31054FE80257F8E006CA9C9/$File/BPXE-A9VF45.pdf

There are many different varies of 5W-30 oils; they can be extremely different.


Ah, thank you for the info. My sister has the Jetta, currently. She took it to her mechanic friend who did the work.


2005 Ford Explorer AWD - 171,000 miles (Pennzoil Plat. HM 5W-30)
2016 Nissan Altima S - 77,050 miles (Castrol Syn. 0W-20)
2016 Volkswagen Jetta - 34,000 miles (Carquest Full Syn. 5W-30)
Re: Post your latest oil change [Re: Superbuick96] #5136921 06/17/19 05:39 PM
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Re: Post your latest oil change [Re: Red91] #5136924 06/17/19 05:41 PM
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Forgot to put that a bottle of full throttle hm oil treatment was used in the town car change, like it matters.


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Re: Post your latest oil change [Re: Superbuick96] #5137213 06/18/19 04:02 AM
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Re: Post your latest oil change [Re: Superbuick96] #5137224 06/18/19 04:27 AM
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2012 Mazda 3 Skyactive - Chevron Conventional 5w30 - Basic Purolator oil filter

2008 Dodge Durango 4.7 - Chevron 5w30 Conventional - Super Tech oil filter

Out = same as above

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Re: Post your latest oil change [Re: Superbuick96] #5137315 06/18/19 07:27 AM
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2011 Hyundai Sonata
Out: 3 qts unknown + Fram OC
In: Supertech Syn HM + Supertech filter

2008 Corolla
Out: unknown + unknown paper element
In: Supertech 0w20 Syn HM + Fram Ultra


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Re: Post your latest oil change [Re: Superbuick96] #5137360 06/18/19 08:34 AM
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2005 Corvette Z-51 64,500 miles. OLM 72 percent. I had some cold starts over the winter just to keep it lubricated and thought it would be nice to change it. Mobil 1 10w30 and kept the old K&N oil filter on because of low mileage on the filter. Bought this car with 1000 miles back in 2005.


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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited (wifes)
2012 Honda Civic 4 door (my daily driver)
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Re: Post your latest oil change [Re: Superbuick96] #5137509 06/18/19 11:50 AM
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Vehicle: 2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0L 20K on unit/5K oci

Out: 4.2 Quarts QSUD 0W20 and Wix 57055 filter
In: 4.2 Quarts Castrol Magnatec 0W-20 and NAPA Gold 7055 filter

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Re: Post your latest oil change [Re: Superbuick96] #5137512 06/18/19 11:53 AM
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Vehicle: 2017 Subaru Forester 2.5L 25K on unit/5K oci

Out: 5 Quarts PP 0W20 and NAPA Gold 7055 filter
In: 5 Quarts NAPA 0W20 Synthetic and Fram XG7317 filter

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