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It is no secret that it is important to change the oil in your engine at regular intervals in order to maintain your Volkswagen optimally, but are you aware of the advantages of a synthetic oil change? Some Volkswagen vehicles require synthetic engine oil anyway.

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Castrol EDGE Advanced Motor Oil 5W-30

Castrol EDGE is Castrol’s most advanced engine oil. It is a high quality full synthetic oil designed for consumers who expect the best performance from their cars. Castrol EDGE is recommended by leading car manufacturers. Castrol EDGE was developed using liquid titanium technology, which physically changes the behavior of the oil under pressure. Because of increased demand for performance and fuel economy, the pressure in today’s engines has almost doubled in the last three decades. A higher pressure means more stress on the oil and the potential for more friction.

  • 4,9 Rating
  • API SL, ACEA A3/B4, BMW Longlife-01
  • VW 505 00, 502 00

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Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 Motor Oil 5W-30

  • 4,8 Rating
  • ACEA A3/B4, C3, A5/B5, C2, API SM/CF
  • VW 504 00, 507 00
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Castrol EDGE Advanced Motor Oil 5W-30

  • 4, 9 Rating
  • API SL, ACEA A3/B4, BMW Longlife-01
  • VW 505 00, 502 00
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Motul Specific SAE Motor Oil 5W40

  • 4,7 Rating
  • ACEA C3
  • VW 505 01/502 00, FORD WSS M2C917A
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1. Liqui Moly TOP TEC 6200 SAE 0W20

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2. Castrol EDGE A3/B4 Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil 0W-40

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3. Valvoline European Vehicle Full Synthetic Motor Oil SAE 0W-40

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4. Mobil 1 Synthetic Motor Oil 0W-40

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5. Castrol EDGE A3/B4 Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

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6. Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

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7. Mobil 1 ESP Formula 5W-30

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8. Total Quartz INEO Long Life ACEA/API 5W-30 Engine Oil

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9. Ravenol Motor Oil SAE 5W-30

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10. Motul Specific SAE 5W40

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11. TRIAX EURO ULTRA VX Full Synthetic Long Drain 5W-40

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12. Shell Rotella T6 Full Synthetic Diesel Engine Oil 5W-40

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13. Liqui Moly Diesel High Tech Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-40

Best engine oil for VW

Best engine oil for VW

1. Liqui Moly TOP TEC 6200 SAE 0W20

Liqui Moly TOP TEC 6200 SAE 0W20

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High-tech engine oil with good antifriction properties based on synthetic technology. Designed to meet the high requirements of Audi, Porsche and the VW group. Longlife IV lubricant, thanks to reduced viscosity, takes care of excellent starting properties in cold conditions and increases engine efficiency. Compared to Longlife III oils, which already save fuel, it provides an additional reduction in fuel consumption of around 1.5%. Innovative additive technology provides excellent wear protection, engine cleanliness and increased resistance to oxidation. Extremely long oil change intervals (longer service intervals, etc.) are possible.

Application: Designed specifically for the requirements of various models of Audi, Porsche, VW-Group cars. Engine oil may only be used in gasoline and diesel engines, including engines with particulate filters (such as TFSI, TDI), which use lubricants standard VW 508 00/509 00. Not backwards compatible.

Pros:

  • Developed for the high demands of Audi, Porsche and VW.
  • The lower viscosity ensures excellent cold start performance, improves engine efficiency and reduces fuel consumption.
  • The innovative additive technology ensures outstanding wear protection, impressive engine cleanliness and higher oxidation stability.
  • Allows extremely long oil change intervals (WIV etc.).

Cons:

  • Difficult to find in the store

2. Castrol EDGE A3/B4 Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil 0W-40

Castrol EDGE A3 B4 Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil 0W 40

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Castrol EDGE 0W-40 A3/B4 is an advanced full synthetic engine oil that provides excellent wear protection in high performance engines, designed to operate optimally with low viscosity oils, where the manufacturer recommends a lubricant from ACEA A3/B4, API SN or an earlier 0W-40 specification.

The Castrol 03101 Edge formula claims to have a 42% better fighting power rating to provide the highest level of protection. The advanced synthetic oil formula has excellent lubrication to prevent wear and tear and allows your car to drive at maximum power.

Castrol is known for working with high-end car manufacturers such as Volkswagen, Jaguar and Land Rover. This means they are able to put their engine oils to the acid test worldwide to improve them and make them the market leader.

Castrol Edge is an advanced synthetic oil that has been tested under high pressure and is one of the best engine oils you can buy. By using Castrol 03101 0W-40 formula, you can expect reduced engine noise and a quieter engine.

Pros:

  • Reduction of the metal-to-metal contact
  • Titanium technology for optimum performance
  • Reduces motor deposits
  • Tested under extreme pressure conditions
  • Available in several different viscosity and bottle configurations

Cons:

  • Difficult to find in the store

3. Valvoline European Vehicle Full Synthetic Motor Oil SAE 0W-40

Valvoline European Vehicle Full Synthetic Motor Oil SAE 0W 40

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Valvoline European Vehicle Full Synthetic Motor Oil is specifically designed to meet and exceed the stringent requirements of most European gasoline and diesel engine manufacturers. Approved and licensed for most vehicles from VW, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi and Porsche.

Premium synthetic engine oils. Designed for passenger cars and light trucks with gasoline and diesel engines, with engines running on compressed natural gas, as well as for industrial equipment engines. Designed for extended oil change intervals (see engine manufacturer recommendations).

Premium motor oils developed based on high quality synthetic raw materials with the use of modern additives of new technologies. Engine oils meet the latest requirements of most cars, light trucks (vans, beads), including cars with gasoline, diesel engines (with or without turbocharger), with engines running on liquefied petroleum gas, as well as for industrial equipment engines. The oils protect the engine from cold starts and provide excellent protection under extreme operating conditions. The oils are suitable for use at extended intervals between replacements (see engine manufacturer’s recommendations).

Pros:

  • Additional wear protection to keep engine parts as good as new.
  • Additional cleaning agents combat sludge and deposits that shorten the service life of the engine.
  • Manufactured by Valvoline, an American company owned and managed by him.

Cons:

  • None

4. Mobil 1 Synthetic Motor Oil 0W-40

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Mobil 1 0W-40 European Car Formula (North America) or Protection Formula (Rest of the World) Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil has been developed for gasoline and diesel engine technology (without diesel particulate filters or DPFs) and offers excellent all-round performance. It offers exceptional cleaning power, wear protection and overall performance. Mobil 1 0W-40 keeps your engine running like new in all driving conditions.

Developed for gasoline and diesel vehicles with high all-round performance in Europe. Mobil 1 was chosen to fill factories with the best vehicles in the world. Exceptional performance in cleaning engine dirt. Higher performance promises longer engine life. The wear protection function is excellent for handling both high and low temperatures. Fuel consumption is minimal, which improves friction characteristics. Enables rapid protective deposits and reduced wear even in extreme driving situations. Today’s emission system problems are efficiently solved by Mobil 1, the European formula. Durable and extremely trustworthy oil for daily use. If you want your engine to work brilliantly in any temperature environment, Mobil 1 with advanced technology keeps your engine happy.

Pros:

  • Mobil 1 0W-40 is an advanced full synthetic engine oil designed to provide exceptional cleaning power, wear protection and overall performance.
  • Mobil 1 0W-40 keeps the engine running like new in all driving conditions.
  • Through creativity, productivity and innovation, this brand continues to develop the best automotive accessories.

Cons:

  • Once this sticker has been removed, it is not a safe storage container for the remaining oil, so do not just throw it into the trunk, the oil will leak when it is stored by its side.

5. Castrol EDGE A3/B4 Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Castrol EDGE A3 B4 Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil 5W 30

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Castrol EDGE is Castrol’s most advanced engine oil. It is a high quality full synthetic oil designed for consumers who expect the best performance from their cars. Castrol EDGE is recommended by leading car manufacturers. Castrol EDGE was developed using liquid titanium technology, which physically changes the behavior of the oil under pressure. Because of increased demand for performance and fuel economy, the pressure in today’s engines has almost doubled in the last three decades. A higher pressure means more stress on the oil and the potential for more friction. As metal-to-metal contact increases, it causes wear and reduces performance. Under the hood, the pressure can reach 10 tons per square centimeter. This is like five cars resting on a high heel and relying only on a micro-thin layer of oil for protection. Therefore, you need a strong oil to reduce friction and increase performance and fuel economy. To counter the increased pressures in today’s engines, Castrol EDGE was developed using liquid titanium technology, which physically changes the behavior of the oil under pressure. Castrol’s patented titanium technology provides documented performance in friction reduction, wear protection and deposit protection. Titanium-based technology provides performance and strength.

Pros:

  • Advanced premium full synthetic engine oil offering strength under extreme pressure conditions.
  • Titanium strong for maximum engine performance
  • Reduces metal-to-metal contact over a range of different travel speeds.
  • Protects the engine over the entire draining time even at extreme pressures.
  • Reduces the formation of engine deposits to maximize engine response.
  • The best full synthetic products you can buy for money.

Cons:

  • None

6. Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30

Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 Synthetic Motor Oil 5W 30

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Top Tec 4200 is a modern multigrade HC synthesis engine oil for cars with gasoline and diesel engines, including those equipped with diesel particulate filters in accordance with Euro 4 standards and extended replacement intervals. This oil is specially designed for Audi and VW-Group engines serviced by the Longlife-Service system. This oil is backwards compatible for use in all previous models of the group, including engines without extended service intervals. The combination of high quality base oils based on synthesis technology and the latest additive package ensures the highest degree of wear protection, low fuel consumption and high oil flow rate. High properties of the oil allow to implement the recommended oil change intervals up to 30 000 km.

Pros:

  • Excellent oil film strength
  • High ageing resistance
  • Increases fuel consumption

Cons:

  • None

7. Mobil 1 ESP Formula 5W-30

Mobil 1 ESP Formula 5W 30

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Mobil1 ESP (Emission System Protection) 5W-30 was developed to meet the high requirements of the Mercedes Benz MB 229.51/229.31 specification in gasoline and diesel vehicles. Designed for modern diesel and gasoline vehicles equipped with emission control systems. Designed to be fully compatible with the latest diesel particulate filters (DPF) and petrol catalytic converters (CAT). Reduces deposits and sludge buildup and enables a long and clean engine life. Approved for VW 504 00/507 00/507 00.

Mobil 1 ESP 5W-30 is an advanced synthetic engine oil designed to provide exceptional engine cleanliness, overall performance and wear protection. Mobil 1 ESP 5W-30 was developed by Mobil 1 experts to extend the service life and maintain the efficiency of diesel and gasoline vehicle exhaust emission reduction systems. Mobil 1 ESP 5W-30 meets or exceeds the requirements of many industry standards and advanced car manufacturers for modern diesel and gasoline passenger cars.

Pros:

  • Helps to reduce particle deposition in particulate filters (diesel engines).
  • Helps reduce “poisoning” of gasoline catalytic converters.
  • Reduces the formation of deposits and sludge, which ensures a clean engine and a longer service life.
  • Slows down the ageing process of the oil, thus allowing longer oil change intervals.

Cons:

  • Way to expensive

8. Total Quartz INEO Long Life ACEA/API 5W-30 Engine Oil

Total Quartz INEO Long Life ACEA API 5W 30 Engine Oil

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Quartz INEO Long Life has the latest specifications and is known throughout Europe as the “new generation” oil. It is specially adapted to German diesel technology, but can also be used on petrol engines. It has been specially approved by Volkswagen, Audi, Mercedes-Benz and BMW. Quartz INEO Long Life was developed using TOTAL’s advanced Low SAPS technology to increase the longevity of the diesel particulate filter (DPF) and ensure extended drain intervals while being environmentally friendly. Always read the instruction manual before using engine oil.

Pros:

  • Specially approved by VW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz and BMW; Developed with TOTAL’s advanced Low-SAPS technology to increase diesel particulate filter (DPF) longevity, extend drain intervals and be environmentally friendly.
  • Applies: VOLKSWAGEN VW 504.00/507.00 and retroactive applicability: VW 502.00/505.01, VW 502.00/505.00, VW 501.01/505.00; BMW LL-04 – and BMW LL-01 retroactive; MERCEDES-BENZ MB approval 229.51 – and MB-229.31 retroactive; PORSCHE C30

Cons:

  • The engine has starting difficulties, especially in cooler weather

9. Ravenol Motor Oil SAE 5W-30

Ravenol Motor Oil SAE 5W 30

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RAVENOL HLS SAE 5W-30 is a full synthetic MID SAPS low-viscosity engine oil with CleanSynto technology for gasoline and diesel engines for passenger cars with and without turbocharging and direct injection. Minimization of friction, abrasion and fuel consumption, excellent cold start behavior. Extended oil change intervals according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. The excellent cold-start properties ensure optimum lubricant safety in the cold-running phase. Due to the noticeable fuel consumption RAVENOL HLS SAE 5W-30 contributes to the reduction of pollutant emissions and to the protection of the environment. RAVENOL HLS SAE 5W-30 is a medium SAPS oil, which effectively prevents the diesel particulate filter from being reset.

RAVENOL HLS SAE 5W-30 is suitable for demanding engines as a powerful low-viscosity engine oil. It is recommended for all modern passenger car gasoline and diesel engines, including turbo versions, and direct injection. It is also recommended for all operating conditions. RAVENOL HLS SAE 5W-30 is recommended for use in vehicles with diesel particulate filters. Always refer to your maintenance manual to confirm the specific oil required for your engine.

Pros:

  • Meets specifications MB 229.31, VW 502 00 / VW 505 00 / VW 505 01, Fiat 9.55535-S3 and Chrysler MS-11116.
  • Developed for extended oil change intervals with large cold start lubrication, low evaporation tendency, oxidation stability and better fuel consumption.
  • Provides excellent washing and dispersing properties while preventing the formation of sludge, resulting in an improved cleaning engine.

Cons:

  • None

10. Motul Specific SAE 5W40

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Engine oil for gasoline and diesel engines Volkswagen. It is used for vehicles of the VAG group (VW, Audi, Skoda, Seat), with a fixed interchangeable interval (15,000 km. in Europe), equipped with TDI or VW turbo diesel engine with or without a pump-injector. Suitable for both gasoline (leaded or unleaded gasoline) and diesel engines without a VW group particulate filter (DPF).

Car oil guarantees a high quality product. Using a reinforced synthetic formula, the oil consumption is significantly reduced, thus providing high quality lubrication, improved protection against corrosion and oxidation, reduced friction in the engine. It is characterized by anticorrosive, antioxidant and antifoam properties.
The automatic oil allows keeping the engine clean, prevents the formation of deposits, and increases the service life of engine parts.

Pros:

  • VW and Audi OEM approved
  • 100 percent synthetic

Cons:

  • It’s quite expensive

11. TRIAX EURO ULTRA VX Full Synthetic Long Drain 5W-40

TRIAX EURO ULTRA VX Full Synthetic Long Drain 5W 40

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TRIAX EURO motor oils are high quality full synthetic PAO / ester based motor oils designed to protect the world’s most advanced European automotive engines – and exceptionally well. TRIAX EUROLX and EURO ULTRA VX are engine oils designed exclusively for advanced European high performance engines with a long life of 20,000 miles and up to 2 years (VW Longlife III). These products are the top class in passenger car lubricant technology and provide excellent protection for European high performance vehicles that require a superior lubricant with very high thermal stability thresholds. TRIAX EURO LX and EURO ULTRA VX are designed to meet and exceed the most stringent requirements of virtually all European mass-market diesel and gasoline OEMs, with and without exhaust aftertreatment systems such as DPF, catalysts, SCR.

TRIAX Euro lubricants are one of the few European automotive engine oils that does not use cookie cutter formulations and has tested demolition engines. All TRIAX Euro formulations are unique and the kind you will not find in your regular mass market large branded products. These products have exceeded all OEM engine specifications of major European OEMs such as Mercedes, BMW, Audi, Porsche, Ferrari, and VW.

Pros:

  • 100% TRUE SYNTHETIC base oil composition – 20,000 mile capable engine oil, OEM approved for BMW, Audi, VW, Mercedes Benz, Porsche and most other European cars.
  • Fits 95% of all European passenger cars, petrol or diesel, including those equipped with diesel particulate filters and SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction).
  • Exceptional cleanliness for all engine parts, up to 70% less deposits than most OEM oils, including special OEM fluids.
  • The main parameters exceeding them were shear tests, thermal stability, piston and turbocharger/compressor deposits and general wear reduction.

Cons:

  • Difficult to find in the store

12. Shell Rotella T6 Full Synthetic Diesel Engine Oil 5W-40

Shell Rotella T6 Full Synthetic Diesel Engine Oil 5W 40

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The oil protects your engine under most driving conditions by keeping the engine clean, so that it lasts longer, keeps moving metal parts well lubricated over a longer life and protects the engine from acid formation from combustion or aging oil.

The oil is not made from carbon-rich petroleum products, but is a low-ash synthetic oil. It helps to improve the economic performance and efficiency of the engine by giving it more mileage.

The Shell Rotella is an advanced formulation that makes it reliable and safe for use with any engine, even in hard and heavy use.

The Shell Rotella T6 is a low viscosity oil that allows your car to be put into service quickly and easily even in cold weather. It can start engines up to a temperature of 30F, which cannot be found in any other similar oil. Moreover, because the oil adapts to any weather, it stays liquid even in cold weather. It also maintains a relative flow of high temperatures without blocking the engine.

As it is a low-maintenance oil, it is not necessary to change the oil regularly as long as the engine is clean and free of dirt. You or your mechanic can check your engine’s oil filter to find out how clean the engine is and if there are any deposits that warrant an oil change.

Pros:

  • Saves energy and maintenance costs as your motor always remains clean and reliable.
  • Protects the engine from both exceptionally high and cold temperatures by ensuring that the oil circuit and flow are not affected by temperature changes.
  • Can also be used on some compatible motorcycle models.
  • Low carbon, phosphorus and sulphur content
  • Prevents possible oil failure
  • Produces small deposits

Cons:

  • Not intended for geared motors, as the oil is thinner than other oils used for these motors.

13. Liqui Moly Diesel High Tech Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-40

Liqui Moly Diesel High Tech Synthetic Motor Oil 5W 40

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All-year oil for pump-nozzle injection systems and other diesel engines with and without exhaust gas turbocharging. Particularly suitable for long oil change intervals and extreme engine requirements.

With around 4,000 articles, LIQUI MOLY offers a worldwide, uniquely broad spectrum of automotive chemicals: engine oils and additives, greases and pastes, sprays and car care, adhesives and sealants. Founded in 1957, LIQUI MOLY develops and produces exclusively in Germany. There it is the undisputed market leader for additives and is repeatedly voted the best oil brand.

Pros:

  • Easy start
  • Long engine life and excellent wear protection
  • Fast pumping at low temperatures
  • Optimal pressure at all speeds
  • Highest lubricity at high and low temperatures

Cons:

  • None

VW motor oils

The oil complements protect and ensures maximum performance of your engine. In this article you can find out which engine oil is suitable for your car and what features oils with the designations: 0W-20 and 0W-30 have.

Volkswagen oils should fit your driving style and protect your engine. Pay attention to the manufacturer’s recommendation. Usually, these are the standards: VW 502, 505, 507, 509.

For Volkswagen, Audi, Seat, and Skoda there is a unified system of tolerances developed by the specialists of the concern.

Why do I need recommended oil for Volkswagen?

Approved and quality engine oil will help reduce noise and friction. Inside the cylinders, pistons move and other engine parts move at high speed. An oil film is formed to reduce friction and prevent wear on parts.

Additives in VW engine cleaning oil

During engine operation and combustion of the fuel/air mixture, many substances are produced that contaminate the engine. One of these substances is soot. Engine oils have special impurities that bind them and prevent them from settling on engine components.

Engine oil allows the heat generated by the engine to be quickly dissipated and absorbed, which cools parts that are far away from the cooling jacket.

Volkswagen what kind of oil?

The ideal oil for your car will be oil that matches the features of engines installed on Volkswagen cars. How to choose the oil, the main recommendations:

  1. Аirst of all, it is worth to carefully study the instruction manual;
  2. Сompare the markings on the package with the specification recommended by the car manufacturer;
  3. Гse of oil not approved by the car manufacturer may cause engine damage and limit the warranty conditions on the car;
  4. Вifferent types of oil must not be mixed, and only oils that have been designed for the same engine type must be mixed.

Manufacturer approved Volkswagen oil

At the moment there are many companies engaged in production of motor oils on the market: Mobil, Castrol, Motul. For example, Mobil 1 ESP Formula 5W-30 oil was developed specifically for Volkswagen engines, which is confirmed by the VW 504 00 / 507 00 tolerance. This oil provides an opportunity to protect even the most vulnerable engine components, demonstrating excellent performance in protecting engine components from wear.

Oil level in VW engine

It is important to check the engine oil level regularly. If the oil level is low: excessive friction will occur between the metal parts, which can lead to engine failure. If the oil level is high: Engine oil will enter the combustion chamber and may cause the catalytic converter to fail. Be sure to check the lubrication system indicator and check the engine oil level regularly.

Why Get Synthetic Oil Changes?

Synthetic oil is developed from combinations of conventional oil and other technical compounds. This allows synthetic oil to perform better over the full range of all engine operating temperatures. Oil flows more freely in cold morning temperatures, which protects the engine faster. At high operating temperatures during prolonged engine operation, synthetic oil adheres better to engine components, which provides better protection. In addition, synthetic oil takes longer to degrade, so you don’t have to change it as often, which saves time and money in the long run

Do Volkswagen need special oil?

All Volkswagen vehicles purchased after 2004 require synthetic oil. This is because the engine valves are designed differently from most other vehicles on the road. This clogging makes them less efficient when using traditional oil. Because synthetic oil is thinner in consistency and cleaner than conventional oil, it is much easier for Volkswagen engines.

When it comes to purchasing a diesel vehicle, there are some advantages. With higher fuel efficiency and lower total cost of ownership, the diesel engine saves you time and money on the fuel pump. The operation of synthetic or traditional oil in a diesel engine is possible, but the Volkswagen manufacturer’s guide states that any vehicle with a turbo diesel engine or a vehicle built after 2004 is best operated with synthetic oil.

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What kind of oil does a VW TDI use?

The Volkswagen operating manual specifies that the Jetta TDI engines should use 5W30 during the cold winter months. This helps to avoid engine warnings if it takes too long for the cylinder head to reach oil pressure. A higher weight than 10W30 should be used in warmer months.

What are VW engine oil quality standards and why are they important?

When changing your VW oil, it is essential to use the correct type of VW oil for your specific engine!
Understanding a little story about the progress of engine oils can help you make the right choice. Before car manufacturers began setting their own oil quality standards (the 1990s), many instruction manuals referred to API-standard oils. These sanction authorities such as SAE (Society of American Engineers), API (American Petroleum Institute), and ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers Association) were and still are responsible for setting oil standards for motor vehicles.

The demands on vehicle manufacturers worldwide to reduce emissions, minimize their CO2 footprint, and improve fuel consumption have increased. It was not until the late 1990s and early 2000s that more demanding standards were introduced.

New, ultra-modern synthetic engine oil formulations were thus created. During this period (the late 2000s), manufacturers began to set their own unique oil quality standards rather than relying solely on API and ACEA standards to ensure that the right type of oil was used in their engines. Volkswagen wanted very specific engine oil formulations for its engines and in 2000 – the subsequent VW models require an engine oil that meets a particular VW quality standard or specification.

Can I use oils not approved by VW that do not meet the quality standards of VW engine oil?

Do not use oils not approved by VW. Oils that were previously developed based on crude oil are obsolete. New VW engines have become more technologically advanced. All modern VW engines are designed, engineered and built to exacting tolerances using unique materials (alloys) to meet performance requirements. New engine models use an updated and improved fuel injection system with special engine oil formulations to ensure optimum system reliability. These upgraded fuel injection and engine systems must meet stringent emission requirements that are designed to improve fuel economy without compromising engine performance. It is because of this that precise VW engine oil specifications have been developed.

Keep in mind that VW engine oil change intervals are 10,000 miles or more. VW engine oil should have the best possible performance characteristics and provide maximum lubrication of the working surfaces. Consistent and long-term lubricant protection at long VW engine oil change intervals can only be achieved by using a VW engine oil quality specification that has been developed and specified.

Volkswagen Jetta (USA / CAN) engine oil capacity

Model: Volkswagen Jetta, 162 (2010 – 2014) (USA / CAN) (VW)

Engine Capacity/Filter capacity
litres(liters)
Oil Change Intervals
Jetta 2.0 TSI (2010 – 2014) CCZA 4.7 15 000 km/ 12 months
Jetta 2.5 (2010 – 2014) CBTA, CBUA, CCCA 6 15 000 km/ 12 months
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Jetta 2.0 TDI (2010 – 2014) CJAA 4.3 15 000 km/ 12 months

Model: Volkswagen Jetta, 163 (2014 – ) (USA / CAN) (VW)

Engine Capacity/Filter capacity
litres(liters)
Oil Change Intervals
Jetta 1.4 TSI Hybrid (2014 – ) CNLA/CRJA 3.6 10 000 miles/ 12 months
Jetta 1.8 TSI (2014 – ) CPKA/CPRA n/a 10 000 miles/ 12 months
Jetta 2.0 (2014 – ) CBPA, CKJA 4 10 000 miles/ 12 months
Jetta 2.0 TSI (2014 – ) CPLA/CPPA n/a 10 000 miles/ 12 months
Jetta 2.5 (2014 – ) CBTA, CBUA, CCCA 6 10 000 miles/ 12 months
Jetta 2.0 TDI (2014 – ) CFFB, CFHC, CLCB 4.3 10 000 miles/ 12 months

Model: Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen, AJ5 (2009 – 2013) (USA / CAN) (VW)

Engine Capacity/Filter capacity
litres(liters)
Oil Change Intervals
Jetta SportWagen 2.0 TSI (2009 – 2013) CBFA, CCTA, CCZA 4.7 10 000 miles/ 12 months
Jetta SportWagen 2.5 (2009 – 2013) CBTA, CBUA, CCCA 6 10 000 miles/ 12 months
Jetta SportWagen 2.0 TDI (2009 – 2013) CJAA 4 10 000 miles/ 12 months

Volkswagen Golf VI (2008 – 2013) engine oil capacity (USA/CAN)

Model: Volkswagen Golf VI, 5K1 (2008 – 2013)  (USA / CAN)

Engine Capacity/Filter capacity
litres(liters)
Oil Change Intervals
Golf VI 2.0 TSI GTI (147 kW) (2009 – 2013) CBFA, CCTA, CCZA 4.7 10 000 miles/ 12 months
Golf VI 2.0 TSI R (188 kW) (2011 – 2013) CRZA 4.6 10 000 miles/ 12 months
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Golf VI 2.5 (2009 – 2013) CBTA, CBUA, CCCA 6 10 000 miles/ 12 months
Golf VI 2.0 TDI (103 kW) (2009 – 2013) CJAA 4 10 000 miles/ 12 months

Volkswagen Golf VII (2012 – )(USA/CAN) engine oil capacity

Model: Volkswagen Golf VII, 5G1 (2012 – ) (USA / CAN)

Engine Capacity/Filter capacity
litres(liters)
Oil Change Intervals
Golf VII 2.0 TSI GTI (155 kW) (2013 – ) CNTA n/a 10 000 miles/ 12 months
Golf VII 2.0 TSI GTI (162 kW) (2013 – ) CHHB/CXDA/CNTC n/a 10 000 miles/ 12 months
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Golf VII 2.0 TSI R (213 kW) (2013 – ) CJXD/DJHB 4.6 10 000 miles/ 12 months

Volkswagen Tiguan (USA/CAN) engine oil capacity

Model: Volkswagen Tiguan, 5N1 (2008 – 2011)

Engine Capacity/Filter capacity
litres(liters)
Oil Change Intervals
Tiguan 2.0 TFSI (125 kW) (2008 – 2011) CCTB 4.7 10 000 miles/ 12 months
Tiguan 2.0 TFSI (147 kW) (2007 – 2011) BPY, CCTA, CBFA 4.7 10 000 miles/ 12 months
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Tiguan 2.0 TFSI 4Motion (147 kW) (2007 – 2011) BPY, CCTA, CBFA 4.7 10 000 miles/ 12 months

Model: Volkswagen Tiguan, 5N2 (2011 – )

Engine Capacity/Filter capacity
litres(liters)
Oil Change Intervals
Tiguan 2.0 TFSI (125 kW) (2011 – 2011) CCTB 4.7 15 000 km/ 12 months
Tiguan 2.0 TFSI (147 kW) (2011 – ) BPY, CCTA, CBFA 4.7 10 000 miles/ 12 months
Tiguan 2.0 TFSI (147 kW) 4Motion (2011 – ) BPY, CCTA, CBFA 4.7 10 000 miles/ 12 months

Volkswagen Touareg (USA/CAN) engine oil capacity

Model: Volkswagen Touareg, 7P5 (2011 – ) (USA/CAN)

Engine Capacity/Filter capacity
litres(liters)
Oil Change Intervals
Touareg 3.6 V6 FSI (2012 – 2014) CGRA 6.7 10 000 miles/ 12 months
Touareg 3.6 V6 FSI (2014 – ) CGRA 6.7 10 000 miles/ 12 months
Touareg 3.0 V6 TDI (165 kW) (2010 – 2012) CATA n/a 10 000 miles/ 12 months
Touareg 3.0 V6 TDI (176 kW) (2012 – 2014) CNRB 7.7 10 000 miles/ 12 months
Touareg 3.0 V6 TDI (176 kW) (2014 – ) CNRB 7.7 10 000 miles/ 12 months

Volkswagen Passat (USA/CAN) engine oil capacity

Model: Volkswagen Passat, A32 (2011 – 2015) (USA/CAN)

Engine Capacity/Filter capacity
litres(liters)
Oil Change Intervals
Passat 1.8 TSI (2013 – 2014) CPKA/CPRA n/a 10 000 miles/ 12 months
Passat 2.5 (2011 – 2013) CBTA, CBUA, CCCA 6 10 000 miles/ 12 months
Passat 2.5 (2013 – 2015) CBTA, CBUA, CCCA 6 10 000 miles/ 12 months
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Passat 3.6 V6 FSI (2011 – 2015) CDVB n/a 10 000 miles/ 12 months
Passat 2.0 TDI (103 kW) (2011 – 2015) CFFB 4 / 0.5 10 000 miles/ 12 months
Passat 2.0 TDI (110 kW) (2014 – 2015) CUUB/CVCA/DEBA/DELA/DGMA 4 / 0.5 10 000 miles/ 12 months

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David Muench (Carnes Mechanical)

David Muench (Carnes Mechanical)

Hey, I’m David. I’ve worked in a cars store for 6 years. I write reviews and guides, helping people to choose the most suitable technicals and best product for them. I’m happy to finally share my knowledge of the industry here, on CarnesMechanical.

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