Ty! . I'll start a thread soon with my old mk5 euro spec gti and my mk6 us spec gti soon!Welcome to the forums, and welcome to the US! :
I plan to use Mobile 1 0w40 in my GTI. It meets the VW spec & it is what I use in my other 2 cars. I like the idea of only have to keep one kind of oil on the shelf.
The 5w40 is fine. Tuned doesn't really make a difference. However, these cars do generate a lot of heat. I am probably the outlier here, but I run synthetic 10w30 or 10w40. It's better for hot temps. 150k on a K04 car, the engine has no complaints .New to GTI. i have stage 2 unitronic on 93 pump. WHat oil do I use? So far I've done 3 oil changes with 5w40 mobile 1 before I even thought to ask if there is a difference between tuned and stock.
Your car also goes the longest before carbon cleaning as well so, no argument here :thumbsup:. 10w30 or 10w40 aren't VW "whatever" Spec tho eh?The 5w40 is fine. Tuned doesn't really make a difference. However, these cars do generate a lot of heat. I am probably the outlier here, but I run synthetic 10w30 or 10w40. It's better for hot temps. 150k on a K04 car, the engine has no complaints .
+1 Agree wid this somewhat, I change oil on schedule with 5W30 or 5W40 Castrol oil from Costco. I don't give a rats ass if it says VW "whatever" Spec on the label, that spec is for the detergent additive package they add, the base oil is the same, so the key is to change your oil often enough. The detergent additive package suspend the dirt in the oil longer and empowers you the owner to supposedly drive your car on the same dirty oil until the VW/Audi oil management program tells you to change it, while that grit and sh!t in the oil grinds the crap out of the metal surfaces so they can sell you a new car coz it goes long miles between oil changes.Lots of opinions on what oil. My take is if you change your oil / filter often enough & use any quality oil that meets the spec you will be OK.