Last post on Jun 21, 2009 at 7:51 PM
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Audi A3, Volkswagen GTI, Audi A4, Oil, Hatchback
#18 of 26 Re: Motor oils for A3 and similar Audi/VW turbo 4s [geewillie]
Jan 07, 2009 (10:08 pm)
My dealer just put 5W30 into my GTI, while the manual calls for 5W40. I thought I was paying the premium price because I could trust the dealer to do the right thing. Besides he charged me $3.50 for oil disposal whereas I can drop old oil at a service station for nothing. So this mysterious and pompous spec called 502 00 is apparently whatever the dealer chooses to dump in. Or am I paranoid?
#19 of 26 Re: Motor oils for A3 and similar Audi/VW turbo 4s [ahmed]
Jan 08, 2009 (4:19 am)
Oils that meet the 502.00 oil spec include 0W-30, 5W-30, 0W-40 and 5W-40. If the oil meets the spec (the #1 criteria for acceptable oil), then you do not have to worry about the specific weight.
For more information, read the first couple of dozen posts in this thread: pat, "Volkswagen Passat Oil Changes & Issues" #1, 13 Mar 2006 11:52 am
#20 of 26 Re: Motor oils for A3 and similar Audi/VW turbo 4s [shipo]
Jan 08, 2009 (7:15 pm)
Thanks Shipo, that settles my mind.
Jan 10, 2009 (4:40 am)
I called Mobil......M1 0W-30.
#23 of 26 Re: Motor oils for A3 and similar Audi/VW turbo 4s [shipo]
Jun 21, 2009 (4:36 pm)
I use Mobil 0-40 in my 06 GTI. The more spirited the driving, the more it gobbles oil (driving the twisties, shifting at 4500 rpm). On long distance trips, it just sips it. Anything to worry about? And thanks for info on 503.01, I didn't know what to do when Amsoil 5-30 changed spec a few years back so I went to 5-40, but it got way too expensive and now all my local stores carry Mobil 0-40.
#24 of 26 Re: Motor oils for A3 and similar Audi/VW turbo 4s [hoz]
Jun 21, 2009 (7:35 pm)
Check your crankcase breather valve. The flow on mine was blocked and probably caused oil consumption. It's a cheap fix.
#25 of 26 Re: Motor oils for A3 and similar Audi/VW turbo 4s [ahmed]
Jun 21, 2009 (7:40 pm)
#26 of 26 Re: Motor oils for A3 and similar Audi/VW turbo 4s [hoz]
Jun 21, 2009 (7:51 pm)
ahmed beat me to it; check the breather/PCV system.