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Oil...What to use in your TDI

prc

Sooty Meister
Have seen quite a few posts regarding what oil to use, so I've posted this sticky to help out (even though it's in the TDI FAQ :rolleyes: ). Since I not very familiar with what's available in the UK, I'd appreciate it if you guys would post up what's available.. :)

As far as VW Approvals we basically have 3 for Diesels:

VW505.00

Basically for all of the older diesel (read non-PD) diesel engines:

1.6 & 1.9 D/TD/SDI/TDI90/TDI110 & 2.5TDI & 3.3TDI

VW505.01

For Diesel PD engines:

1.4TDI & 1.9PD's (115/130/150) & 2.0

VW506.01

As above but for variable service (extended range servicing).
 

prc

Sooty Meister
As for actual oils that meet the above standards, most oils are 505.00 approved so no problems there. As for other oils, here are some off the top of my head:

VW505.01

Motul Spec 505.01
Shell VA 505.01

VW506.01

Motul Spec 506.01
Castrol SLX II Long Life
 

oilman

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Here are some more:

VW500.0

Fuchs Titan XTR 10w-40 (Semi)
Fuchs Titan Supersyn SL PD 5w-40 (Fully)
Fuchs Titan Unic Plus Ultra 10w-40 (Semi)
Silkolene XTR 10w-40 (Semi)
Total Quartz 7000 10w-40 (Semi)
Silkolene PRO S 5w-40 (Ester Fully)
Silkolene PRO S 10w-50 (Ester Fully)

VW501.01

Fuchs Titan Universal HD 15w-40 (Mineral)
Fuchs Titan Universal HD 10w-30 (Mineral)
Silkolene Ashford 15w-40 (Mineral)
Silkolene Turbolene DX 15w-40 (Mineral)
Silkolene Superma 15w-50 (Mineral)

VW502.0

Fuchs Titan Supersyn SL 5w-40 (Fully)
Fuchs Titan Supersyn SL 5w-50 (Fully)
Fuchs Titan Supersyn SL 0w-30 (Fully)
Castrol Formula SLX 0w-30 (Fully)
Castrol RS Power 0w-40 (Fully)
Mobil 1 0w-40 (Fully)
Total Quartz 9000 5w-40 (Fully)
Motul E-Tech Light 0w-40 (Fully)
Motul 8100 Eco-energy 5w-30 (Fully)
Motul X-cess 5w-40 (Fully)

VW503.0

Fuchs Titan Supersyn SL LL Plus 0w-30(Fully)
Total Quartz Future 9000 0w-30 (Fully)


VW503.01

Fuchs Titan Supersyn SL 0w-30 (Fully)
Castrol Formula SLX 0w-30 (Fully)
Mobil 1 0w-40 (Fully)
Motul E-tech light 0w-40 (Fully)

VW505.0

Fuchs Titan XTR 10w-40 (Semi)
Fuchs Titan Supersyn SL 5w-40 (Fully)
Fuchs Titan Supersyn SL 5w-50 (Fully)
Fuchs Titan Supersyn SL PD 5w-40 (Fully)
Fuchs Titan Supersyn SL 0w-30 (Fully)
Fuchs Titan Unic Plus Ultra 10w-40 (Semi)
Fuchs Titan Universal HD 15w-40 (Mineral)
Fuchs Titan Universal HD 10w-30 (Mineral)
Castrol Formula SLX 0w-30 (Fully)
Castrol RS Power 0w-40 (Fully)
Castrol Performance 10w-40 (Semi)
Castrol Advanced GTX 10w-40 (Mineral)
Silkolene XTR 10w-40 (Semi)
Mobil 1 0w-40 (Fully)
Mobil 1 15w-50 Motorsport (Fully)
Total Quartz 9000 5w-40 (Fully)
Total Quartz 7000 10w-40 (Semi)
Silkolene Ashford 15w-40 (Mineral)
Silkolene Turbolene DX 15w-40 (Mineral)
Silkolene Superma 15w-50 (Mineral)
Silkolene PRO S 5w-40 (Ester Fully)
Silkolene PRO S 10w-50 (Ester Fully)
Motul 8100 E-tech Light 0w-40 (Fully)
Motul Eco-energy 5w-30 (Fully)
Motul X-cess 5w-40 (Fully)
Motul 6100 Synergie 10w-40 (Semi)
Motul 6100 Synergie 15w-50 (Semi)
Motul 4100 Turbolight 10w-40 (Mineral)
Motul 4100 Power 15w-50 (Mineral)

VW505.01

Fuchs Titan Supersyn SL PD 5w-40 (Fully)

VW506.0

Fuchs Titan Supersyn SL LL Plus 0w-30 (Fully)
Total Quartz Future 9000 0w-30 (Fully)

VW506.01

Fuchs Titan Supersyn SL LL Plus 0w-30 (Fully)


Tech data on all these oils can be downloaded from here: http://www.opieoils.co.uk/lubricants.htm

Cheers and merry xmas
Guy
 

Tom B

Active Member
Apr 2, 2002
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Also Castrol have one called "Castrol 505 01"...this is what my local VW dealer stocks, and what my car currently uses.
 

davie

Guest
tdi oil

can i put 506.01 longlife oil in my tdi 150 leon. i know its for longer servicing but its is better oil.
 

Tom B

Active Member
Apr 2, 2002
4,720
16
Northampton
My PD130 is running 506.01 spec oil in it, and I have been advised by our favourite Skoda Master Technician that this shouldn't be a problem as long as it is changed at SEAT's recommended service intervals.
 

davie

Guest
thank for that info. what oil are you using in your tdi 130 then. i was thinking about using castrol slx 11 longlife oil.
 
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