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Volkswagen Jetta, Biodiesel, Diesel, Sedan
Jan 07, 2010 (11:01 am)
I would pay for a oil change to an approved oil when I completed the trip. Rotella T6 is not certified for an 09 and newer TDI. I would not use this oil on any TDI newer than a 2003.
#3836 of 4777 Re: T6 re longo2 [moparbad]
Jan 07, 2010 (4:23 pm)
This is not my story, lifted this post from another TDI site but it sums up the other side of the Oil-War that breaks out whenever the subject comes up.
"The VW 505.01 spec is a weak specification. Oils meeting that spec have worked okay for some owners, but their engines probably would have been fine with any diesel-rated synthetic oil. Allegedly, 505.01 was designed to protect cam lobes and lifters in the PD engines; but the cam lobes and lifters either fail or they don't and there does not seem to be any correlation with which oil is used.
That is why so many PD owners are switching away from the VW spec oils altogether and going with one of the API-rated 5w40's. This trend might slow as the Mobil 1 ESP Formula 5w30 becomes more available at places like Pep Boys. But even for those with easy access to the M1 ESP Formula, there are still people attracted by the good results from Mobil 1 Turbo Diesel Truck, or Shell Rotella T, or other synthetic 5w40 oils meeting the API CJ-4 specification."
#3837 of 4777 Re: T6 re longo2 [longo2]
Jan 07, 2010 (6:01 pm)
Longo - I agree there is no need for another oil-war here.... at the same time, I can feel your engine wearing out from here!! LOL
You have been misled... that Rotella 5W40 is not even suitable for my 2003 TDI. Perhaps you should visit "tdiclub.com" and read the 1000s of appends reguarding this subject.
There are plenty of places to get the proper oil for your engine and it is silly to purchase a wonderful car like the TDI then second-guess the engineers who specify the oil for it.
Are you aware that Rotella 5W40 is specified for an engine with a WATERCOOLED turbocharger? Are you also aware that VW uses an OILCOOLED turbocharger?
I do use the Rotella 5W40 in my motorcycle with great success. (NOT a Diesel!)
#3838 of 4777 Re: T6 re longo2 [bpeebles]
Jan 07, 2010 (8:28 pm)
"I do use the Rotella 5W40 in my motorcycle with great success"
Great, glad you like it.
#3839 of 4777 Re: 10,000 miles in the last 3 months [inlarry]
Jan 08, 2010 (10:41 am)
"Don't forget, Valvoline SynPower 5w40 is 505.01 certified"
Interesting Oily note here from the FAQ section of their company site....
"14.I've heard SynPower offers four times better wear protection than Mobil 1. Can you prove it?
Yes. Valvoline and an independent lab conducted multiple Sequence IVA (Four A) Engine tests on Valvoline SynPower 5w30 and Mobil 1 5w30. The Sequence IVA is the industry standard test for determining wear performance of an engine oil and is required to meet the API SL and SM requirements. The test utilizes a 2.4 liter EFI overhead cam Nissan engine with a slider valve train design. Multiple tests were run at the Valvoline Engine Laboratory, a fully certified engine testing lab - and an independent research lab. Analysis of the test results showed that the Valvoline SynPower provided four times better wear protection than Mobil 1.
Kinda makes you wish they had used a 1.9 ltr PD VW TDI engine for the test don't it?
#3840 of 4777 2010 VW Jetta TDI Sport Wagon - Radio?
Jan 16, 2010 (6:48 pm)
I just purchased a 2010 TDI Jetta with touch screen radio with bluetooth, but no nav. I was wondering if anyone could point me to the make of the radio or how I can find more info. Like, does it have a video in on the back of the radio to plug an iphone to show movies? Also, curious to know about the Garmin GPS add on - that sits on the dash - VW charging $1000. - was hoping to do it myself. Help
#3841 of 4777 Re: 2010 VW Jetta TDI Sport Wagon - Radio? [biomass]
Jan 16, 2010 (8:44 pm)
I went through a couple of different Garmin models and finally decided on Garmin Nuvi 1490T that sits on my my dashboard on the left side (no window suction cups - no cigarette lighter cords).
I hard wired the unit directly to the fuse box which is near by. I found that solution most user friendly. You can get Garmin Nuvi for appx $ 300 (or less) on the website or at Best Buys for a slightly higher price.
#3842 of 4777 2010 jetta TDI
Jan 17, 2010 (7:53 am)
I am curious if the TDI engine is has even more torque than the 2.0T. Would it be worth getting the TDI over the 2.0T? Also, with really cold temps, will the diesel freeze up?
Jan 17, 2010 (7:58 am)
The diesel has more torque.
#3844 of 4777 Re: 2010 jetta TDI [bvdj84]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jan 17, 2010 (8:45 am)
When the temperatures reach below say 20 F, you should be using an anti-gel additive to diesel fuel (if the car sits outside for a while). Some say 10 F or even 0 F, but I always preferred to be on the safe side and give the car a break.
The secret to good HDL levels (Happy Diesel Life) is a)additives b) frequent fuel filter changes c) strong battery d) don't listen to bad comments made by people who never owned one.