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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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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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Post by smoke.machine » Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:02 pm

Do you have a hatch back or sedan? For my sedan 505.01 is recommended as the car doesn't have a dpf...
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Re: TDI services parts from VW

Post by PeterTech » Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:15 am

smoke.machine wrote:Do you have a hatch back or sedan? For my sedan 505.01 is recommended as the car doesn't have a dpf...
I have a the sedan Polo 1.6 tdi.

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Post by PeterTech » Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:18 am

VGTI wrote:I think it is simple... if your manual says use 507.00 and the bottle says 505.01 then dont take a chance...
But it is a VW dealership that gave me the wrong spec oil and they insisted that they use it on all their diesel vehicles. What do i do now guys?

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Post by Ashveer03 » Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:29 am

Return it and buy else where

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Post by jaunrothner » Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:54 am

Out of curiosity...Is it worth it to buy the spares required for a service directly from VW?

What's the difference between a service kit from the agents vs a service kit from Goldwagen?
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Post by 8VALVE-zn » Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:46 pm

5W 30 is what the VW dealership offers me for my 1.6TDI and yes it should only 507 spec
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Post by Howie-WP » Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:30 pm

PeterTech wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:18 am
But it is a VW dealership that gave me the wrong spec oil and they insisted that they use it on all their diesel vehicles. What do i do now guys?

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You're assuming parts dept guy knows what he is talking about....when he just wants to make the sale and in all likeliness does not know the difference.
Check with service manager / check previous invoice for part # and order at parts and see what they issue you. If different to spec, ask why and get in writing why they are using different to manual.
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Re: TDI services parts from VW

Post by MarshallGTi » Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:38 am

Howie-WP wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:30 pm
PeterTech wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:18 am
But it is a VW dealership that gave me the wrong spec oil and they insisted that they use it on all their diesel vehicles. What do i do now guys?

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You're assuming parts dept guy knows what he is talking about....when he just wants to make the sale and in all likeliness does not know the difference.
Check with service manager / check previous invoice for part # and order at parts and see what they issue you. If different to spec, ask why and get in writing why they are using different to manual.
will never happen. i worked for the dealers 10 years ago when PD diesels were still new and most of the time Castrol had big jojo tank things at the dealers, and most if not all cars got the same oil pumped into them, and only 1 or 2 different types of 5L bottles were sold over the counter, usually same spec as that in the pumps. Not at all surprised that it hasn't changed.
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Re: TDI services parts from VW

Post by PeterTech » Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:41 pm

MarshallGTi wrote:
Howie-WP wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:30 pm
PeterTech wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:18 am
But it is a VW dealership that gave me the wrong spec oil and they insisted that they use it on all their diesel vehicles. What do i do now guys?

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You're assuming parts dept guy knows what he is talking about....when he just wants to make the sale and in all likeliness does not know the difference.
Check with service manager / check previous invoice for part # and order at parts and see what they issue you. If different to spec, ask why and get in writing why they are using different to manual.
will never happen. i worked for the dealers 10 years ago when PD diesels were still new and most of the time Castrol had big jojo tank things at the dealers, and most if not all cars got the same oil pumped into them, and only 1 or 2 different types of 5L bottles were sold over the counter, usually same spec as that in the pumps. Not at all surprised that it hasn't changed.
Now this means that various VW dealerships are engaged in non compliance to VW standards and this leaves you wondering what other things do they put in people's vehicles that don't meet specifications. I mean what stops them from buying parts from Midas to use in people's cars?

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