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    You can always have it done by the independent VW shop. Also you can demand the oil change if it was 12 months from the production date.
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    Mixing mineral and synthetic oils.

    Best to be voided and stick with the one type of oil, if you can.
    Mixing Synthetics With Other Oils

    http://advantage-environment.com/tra...il-cleaning-2/

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    So, possibly a dumb question, but what if I used 505.00 or 507.00 in a PD TDI ('05 2.0 TDI Golf) when the user manual says to use 505.1 or 507.1?

    Are they the same even though the VW approved stuff you can buy from supercheap, etc doesn't have the ".1" or ".01" after 505/507?

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    You can't use VW505.00 in your 05MK TDI. You can use VW507.00 and I don't think that there is VW507.01, at least wasn't the last time I checked. Other than that when there is a number mentioned I always follow it to the last digit. Asuming that it is only different by 1 and I could use it because it's close enough, would be really dumb.

    ...and also made to, meets or exceeds VW specs, doesn't mean approved. To me it means that the oil is not approved by VW and you using it at your own peril.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5pot View Post
    So, possibly a dumb question, but what if I used 505.00 or 507.00 in a PD TDI ('05 2.0 TDI Golf) when the user manual says to use 505.1 or 507.1?

    Are they the same even though the VW approved stuff you can buy from supercheap, etc doesn't have the ".1" or ".01" after 505/507?
    There is no such thing as '505.1' or '507.1'. That is either a misprint in the manual or a misquote of the manual.


    505.00
    For diesel engines without unit-injector (i.e. pumpe düse; PD) or common-rail (CR) systems.

    505.01
    Must be used for PD or CR diesel engines without a diesel particulate filter (DPF).
    May also be used in place of 505.00.

    507.00
    Must be used for PD or CR diesel engines with a DPF; supersedes all previous diesel standards.


    In summary, for your particular vehicle, you may use 505.01 or 507.00 oils. In regards to availability, you may find it easier to use 507.00 oils as 505.01 has been superseded.

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    OK cool. I got the 507 stuff but was wondering about the .1 suffix and it significance.

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    My first (15,000k) service on the T5 132kw camper was an interesting experience, thanks to $olitaire...
    I realise they have to make a profit, but the 8 litres of Castrol EP LL 5W30 cost me a cool $180 - $22.50/litre(!). The oil filter $36.53. Windscreen additive $5.41. A "screw" (that's as exact as I was given) $4.24. Add to those the Environmental waste levy ($7.50) and "VW W/S consumables" (rags?) and I can see how they're managing to maintain their profit margin.
    Grand total was $449.50
    I welcome comments and as well any suggestions as to how some of these rip-offs (as I see them) can be cut down or even done away with.
    For a start, next time I'm going to make sure the washer bottle is full, and put a sticker on it saying do not touch!

    Addendum: take a look at this for comparison ... http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/320771524722 ... and yes, I do realise it's in Germany, but it indicates we're being ripped off over here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greymad View Post
    My first (15,000k) service on the T5 132kw camper was an interesting experience, thanks to $olitaire...
    I realise they have to make a profit, but the 8 litres of Castrol EP LL 5W30 cost me a cool $180 (!). The oil filter $36.53. Windscreen additive $5.41. A "screw" (that's as exact as I was given) $4.24. Add to those the Environmental waste levy ($7.50) and "VW W/S consumables" (rags?) and I can see how they're managing to maintain their profit margin.
    Grand total was $449.50
    I welcome comments and as well any suggestions as to how some of these rip-offs (as I see them) can be cut down or even done away with.
    You can use any oil that is on VW's approval list for 504/507. It's quite a long list, but I've noted which oils I believe are distributed in Australia, here.

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    I've been in touch with Castrol Australia & they tell me that Castrol Edge Professional Long Life III 5W-30 is available from
    Truckline
    J Blackwood
    Totaol Trade Supplies (sic)
    Autopro
    Autobarn
    Repco
    Mitre 10

    In quantities of ...
    1L, 5L, 20L and 208L

    My next step will be to see if Solitaire will allow me to provide my own 20 litre drum (which I can get at trade price) at the next service.
    It wouldn't surprise me if they come up with a limp "reason" for it not being acceptable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greymad View Post
    I've been in touch with Castrol Australia & they tell me that Castrol Edge Professional Long Life III 5W-30 is available from
    Truckline
    J Blackwood
    Totaol Trade Supplies (sic)
    Autopro
    Autobarn
    Repco
    Mitre 10

    In quantities of ...
    1L, 5L, 20L and 208L

    My next step will be to see if Solitaire will allow me to provide my own 20 litre drum (which I can get at trade price) at the next service.
    It wouldn't surprise me if they come up with a limp "reason" for it not being acceptable.
    UPDATE.
    Called by Duttons in Murray Bridge today on the way up to the River: they are quite prepared to have me bring along my own 20 litre drum of Castrol EP LL III 5W-30.

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