TDI services parts from VW

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TDI services parts from VW

Post by PeterTech » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:09 am

Hi guys.

It was time for a service and i decide to buy parts for my 1.6 tdi at a VW dealership since there was only a R300 difference between the dealership and Goldwagen. All is good except for the type of oil they gave me.
I thought they would give me VW spec 507.00, 5W-30 oil but they gave me Castrol Magnatec Professional 5W-40, VW spec 505.01.
The sales person at the parts department told me that they use this oil on all their vehicles and it even says so on their posters in the parts department. Now my problem is will this oil not clog up my DPF? I mean even the Castrol website recommends the 5W-30, VW spec 507.00. Am I missing something here.?ImageImage

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Re: TDI services parts from VW

Post by Jetta2 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:13 am

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Re: TDI services parts from VW

Post by VGTI » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:39 am

I think it is simple... if your manual says use 507.00 and the bottle says 505.01 then dont take a chance...
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