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My Daughters Bug has 130,000...been using 5w/30 syn...Ive heard many use 5w/40 ?? where do you get it ?
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I would definately step up to the 5w40 considering the mileage, in colder climates 0w40 is fine for winter oil. 5w40 for Diesels is a different formulation, and not the correct oil.Castrol Edge or Mobil 1 or Royal Purple. Mobil 1 for sure, and I believe Royal Purple are true Class 4 full synthetics, Castrol is not. Call around your local corner auto parts stores. In any of these brands w30 is fine as they will be the high end of the 30 range. Wally World also carries it in some markets. Many O"Reilley"s. Who has it varies widely from market to market.I believe most, if not all of the Dealers use Castrol Edge, and the oil is available there.MORAV
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I use Castrol Syntec 5w40 year round. I get it at Autozone, Advanced, etc. Been using it for over 5 years with no problems.
Where do you live? 5w-40 is awfuly thin and these cars with mileage like to burn a bit more oil. Climate would tell me what to use. Mobil 1 is my preffered. Solid, good oil. Cheap at Walmart.How many miles you put on it a day?P.S. Castrol is B.P. If you like to think about where your money is actually going.
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I"m using 5w40 Castrol synthetic with Lucas oil stabilizer due to my bug drinking oil like a drunken sailor on a Friday night.

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Where do you live? 5w-40 is awfuly thin and these cars with mileage like to burn a bit more oil. Climate would tell me what to use. Mobil 1 is my preffered. Solid, good oil. Cheap at Walmart.
Sorry, to get a "thicker" oil you would have to go to a Xw50. I think perhaps you don"t understand the identifying nomenclature. In a multi-weight, i.e. XwXX, the left side is referred to as the winter weight, the right side is the weight of the oil. If you are thinking a 10w30 or 15w30 is a "thicker" oil it is not.VW gasoline engine specification is for 5w40, with an acceptability of 5w30 if 40 is not available. It must also conform to the following specification VW502.00 or VW500.00 or VW501.01, for a Turbo, it must conform to VW 502.00. This is shown on the oil"s labeling.The "5" winter weight is required in VWs for proper "oiling" at cold start-up.In a cold winter climate, such as yours, and the OPers, you may want to use 0w40 in the winter for better oil flow at start-up, as long as it also conforms to these specifications. And you will find that Mobil 1 does as it is a true Class 4 Synthetic. VW specifically excludes Warranty Coverage for any oil that does not conform to these specifications.You can Google "oil viscosity" to learn alot about oils and to confirm what I am telling you. You can also check your Owners Manual to confirm what I am telling you about VW requirements. Regardless of what others are saying, 5w40 year round in most climates, 0w40 in the cold months of extreme winter climates. There is nothing here that is debatable. These are the facts. I don"t know why ppl want to go against what the R&D Engineers of these engines designed them to use.MORAV
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