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Old 03-28-2015, 10:54 PM   #15
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I've always used Mobil 1 0W-40 in 1.8T's and 2.0T gasoline engines I've owned. You can get deals on it at Advance Auto Parts with a free filter. They don't offer a filter for our cars so I pick out the most expensive one and return it for a store credit.
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Old 03-29-2015, 03:10 PM   #16
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I'm waiting for the UOA on my car's third interval of Motul Specific to come back, and running Motul X-Max 0w40 now. I've had consistent luck with Motul historically in my Euro cars, and they always have choices for whichever manuf specs they want.

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Old 04-05-2015, 08:45 PM   #17
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I've only done one oil change but Ive used Mobil 1 0w40 for years in my Passat.
No issues ever. That's what I just put in the GTI
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Old 04-05-2015, 08:48 PM   #18
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I've always used liquimoly 5w40.
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Old 04-07-2015, 10:06 AM   #19
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Thank you for all of the information people! It's either 0w40 or 5w40, the dealer did the 10k service the other day and put 5w40 in. I'm planning to do a 5k change in between the free changes they do at every 10k

I'll probably stick with 5w40, there can't be that much difference between 0w and 5w surely?

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Old 04-11-2015, 12:06 PM   #20
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I would use Castol 0W-40 over their 5W-40. The 5W-40 only meets Mercedes 229.3 and not their more stricter 229.5 oil spec. This is one of the hardest specs to meet in the oil industry. I have seen countless used oil analysis on Castrol 5W-40 and they never impress me.

The 0W-40 has a pour point of -76 and the 5W-40 has a pour point of -44. That would be another reason to use it were you live.
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Old 04-11-2015, 12:25 PM   #21
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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.
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Old 04-15-2018, 09:54 PM   #22
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What do you guys think about Galp formula energy 5w40?
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Old 06-08-2018, 02:14 AM   #23
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same oil for tuned?

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. This is my first piston car that isnt a camry so I am new to all this! I am coming from the rotary world and have just discovered TORQUE. This thing has tons of it for a 4 banger! I will always own a GTI as a daily now. Working for that R tho... I thank in advance for newb question!

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Old 06-08-2018, 11:00 AM   #24
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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.
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Been using M1 0W40 in my GTI for over 100k miles and she seems to like it the most. It's the oil I had the least amount of burnoff between 5k mile changes - about 1 quart during that period.
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Old 06-09-2018, 08:49 AM   #25
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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.
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 .
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Old 06-09-2018, 04:36 PM   #26
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Castro Edge Euro formula 0W-40 A3/B4 or Shell Rotella T6 Synthetic...what ever is on sale at Cdn Tire... no issues up here.. change every 10K km with fresh VW filter
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