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What oil for a new VW Beetle? #5330445 01/23/20 03:52 PM
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Got a new VW convertible, with approx1,800mileson it,what oil to use to change it? The Mobile 1, or what else is out here?


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Re: What oil for a new VW Beetle? [Re: widetrax] #5330449 01/23/20 03:57 PM
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The VW owners manual will give you a clue to what VW specs to look for.


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Re: What oil for a new VW Beetle? [Re: widetrax] #5330450 01/23/20 03:57 PM
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What does the owner’s manual say?


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Re: What oil for a new VW Beetle? [Re: widetrax] #5330456 01/23/20 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted by widetrax
Got a new VW convertible, with approx1,800mileson it,what oil to use to change it? The Mobile 1, or what else is out here?

Brand is about the last thing that is important, the required approval is foremost. Once you know that, buy the least expensive oil you can find which has the required approval. Grade and brand are irrelevant.


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Re: What oil for a new VW Beetle? [Re: widetrax] #5330467 01/23/20 04:14 PM
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Rotella 15w40 would be my first choice


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Re: What oil for a new VW Beetle? [Re: widetrax] #5330473 01/23/20 04:18 PM
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The owners manual says '' use VW 508 '' [ or something ] but I'm not sure what type of oil this is, Anybody here know?


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Re: What oil for a new VW Beetle? [Re: widetrax] #5330477 01/23/20 04:24 PM
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The owners manual says: das beste öl, nicht scheiße für volkswagen, dieselöl funktioniert am besten

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Re: What oil for a new VW Beetle? [Re: widetrax] #5330480 01/23/20 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by widetrax
The owners manual says '' use VW 508 '' [ or something ] but I'm not sure what type of oil this is, Anybody here know?


There are several threads in the Euro forum about this new spec.

Re: What oil for a new VW Beetle? [Re: kschachn] #5330492 01/23/20 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by kschachn
Originally Posted by widetrax
Got a new VW convertible, with approx1,800mileson it,what oil to use to change it? The Mobile 1, or what else is out here?

Brand is about the last thing that is important, the required approval is foremost. Once you know that, buy the least expensive oil you can find which has the required approval. Grade and brand are irrelevant.

This. If it meets the speed it's good to go.


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Re: What oil for a new VW Beetle? [Re: widetrax] #5330495 01/23/20 04:50 PM
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If it calls for 508.00/509.00, you won’t be getting that oil at Walmart or your local parts house. See the European oil section of Bob Is The Oil Guy.


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Re: What oil for a new VW Beetle? [Re: widetrax] #5330504 01/23/20 05:04 PM
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I use VW spec 508 in my 2019 Passat. It is a 0W-20 oil and is REQUIRED to maintain warranty coverage. All oil meeting this spec has a greenish color and apparently the VW/Audi folks lookr this if there is engine trouble. I get my oil changed at the dealer with the Castrol Professional stuff meeting this spec. You can easily buy it at the parts window of any VW dealer. There are indeed other oils that meet this spec but the Castrol at the dealer is the easiest to find.


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Maybe I need to go to Mobile Ala, to get the oil changed, but it's approx. 120 miles from here.....


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Originally Posted by Boomer
I use VW spec 508 in my 2019 Passat. It is a 0W-20 oil and is REQUIRED to maintain warranty coverage. All oil meeting this spec has a greenish color and apparently the VW/Audi folks lookr this if there is engine trouble. I get my oil changed at the dealer with the Castrol Professional stuff meeting this spec. You can easily buy it at the parts window of any VW dealer. There are indeed other oils that meet this spec but the Castrol at the dealer is the easiest to find.


100% on every point.


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Re: What oil for a new VW Beetle? [Re: widetrax] #5330523 01/23/20 05:34 PM
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Find out what your dealer uses.

I’m sure it’s not Mobile.


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