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Never heard of it, bought it anyways #5233482 10/07/19 11:48 PM
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For the '16 Tiguan 502/505 compliant synthetic from Germany so it should be an actual grp IV/V. Anyone ever hear of this brand?
https://www.amazon.com/Vaico-Synthe...oil+502+5l&qid=1570509745&sr=8-9


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Re: Never heard of it, bought it anyways [Re: sloinker] #5233492 10/08/19 12:45 AM
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Why? Just to be different? Mediocre at best. Only rated MB 229.3 and BMW LL-98. So many other commonly available oils are 229.5 and LL-01.

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Re: Never heard of it, bought it anyways [Re: sloinker] #5233524 10/08/19 04:01 AM
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Originally Posted by sloinker
502/505 compliant synthetic from Germany
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so it should be an actual grp IV/V
Huh? Why?

Re: Never heard of it, bought it anyways [Re: sloinker] #5233547 10/08/19 05:05 AM
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Well, it does say it is "synthetische" on the label. However it also says "Mercedes-Benz Blatt 229.3" but if you look on the MB approval website it isn't there, so they clearly don't hold a formal approval. In which case, what else on the label is true? Do they hold the VW approval? Or Renault? Is it even 5W-40...?


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Re: Never heard of it, bought it anyways [Re: sloinker] #5233560 10/08/19 05:48 AM
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Vaico is a big automotive parts supplier in Europe - this is likely an oil that they buy in and rebottle to sell under their brand. It's likely to be OK, but nothing special.

https://vaico.de/?lang=en

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Re: Never heard of it, bought it anyways [Re: sloinker] #5233574 10/08/19 06:41 AM
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Originally Posted by sloinker
For the '16 Tiguan 502/505 compliant synthetic from Germany so it should be an actual grp IV/V. Anyone ever hear of this brand?

Yes, I think the Tiguan is a VW.

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Re: Never heard of it, bought it anyways [Re: 240_Ed] #5233639 10/08/19 08:01 AM
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Originally Posted by 240_Ed
Vaico is a big automotive parts supplier in Europe - this is likely an oil that they buy in and rebottle to sell under their brand. It's likely to be OK, but nothing special.

https://vaico.de/?lang=en

Yup it'll probably be just fine just nothing special.


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Re: Never heard of it, bought it anyways [Re: sloinker] #5233773 10/08/19 11:06 AM
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API SM fluid for a turbo DI???..is that worth $34?🤔

Re: Never heard of it, bought it anyways [Re: sloinker] #5233880 10/08/19 12:47 PM
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502/505 spec. in line if not cheaper than many meeting that specification here locally. Nothing special about it I suppose except for the German labeling laws indicating it is probably a PAO based oil unless their laws have changed.


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I wonder if there is any way to trace the actual manufacturer? Spec license numbers for example? I know it can be done for dexos.


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Re: Never heard of it, bought it anyways [Re: sloinker] #5233953 10/08/19 02:39 PM
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It will be fine for the Tiguan. I looked over walmarts stuff and they don't even sell a 502/505 in their stores. I would have to order it and the cost is similar to that of the Pennzoil Euro when ordered. Otherwise locally I could get Liqui-Moly from NAPA for significantly more. I was looking at the spout design on this VAICO and it looks suspiciously the same as another German brand I have bought in the past.


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It might be alright. My personal preference in this situation would be to buy a known brand name.

Something I copied from their website:

Our professional vehicle repair range also includes further products from the cooling, steering, brakes, body and filter categories, as well as certified “Made in Germany” fluids.




Maybe I’m reading too much into this but Made in Germany means one thing to me and certified “Made in Germany” comes across different. Why the quotation marks? To me that’s suspicious.

I hope it works out.


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I've seen it on some tuning sites with their oil change kits. I would think M1/Castrol 0W40 would be a better oil based on what I've read here and a little cheaper than this on sale. I've seen this name on OE wiper blades for VWs as well.


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Originally Posted by PimTac
It might be alright. My personal preference in this situation would be to buy a known brand name.

Something I copied from their website:

Our professional vehicle repair range also includes further products from the cooling, steering, brakes, body and filter categories, as well as certified “Made in Germany” fluids.




Maybe I’m reading too much into this but Made in Germany means one thing to me and certified “Made in Germany” comes across different. Why the quotation marks? To me that’s suspicious.

I hope it works out.


I've been coming across some of the boutiques that have had their production shifted away from their historic manufacturing facilities. I've seen Spain as the country of manufacture for some of MOTUL's products, a shift from France. But you may be right. It may be just another group III oil with some sleight of hand in their packaging info to mis-inform consumers as to what is actually in the bottle. Is it PAO or is it group III......


'16 Tiguan TSI Vaico 5W40
'15 VW Golf TDI Red Line 5W30 Euro
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