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Volkswagen TDI Engines
DateQuestionAnswer
11/07/2010
Appropriate 40 Grade Motor Oil for VW TDI Engines
I would like to know if 0W-40 should be used instead of Mobil 1™ Turbo Diesel Truck 5W-40 for earlier VW TDI engines('98-'03). I am curious because 0W-40 carries VW approval for 505.00, and 5W-40 turb...
Aside from the 1998 Beetle TDI which called for an API CD certified oil, Volkswagen requires that oils for its vehicles meet one of VW’s officially approved standards (e.g. VW 505.00). Mobil 1™ 0W-40 ...
12/06/2009
Can Mobil 1 ESP Formula 5W-30 Be Used in a Volkswagen Golf TDI?
I see that your Mobil 1 ESP Formula 5W-30 has the Volkswagen 504.00/507.00 approval. I have a 2005 Golf diesel that requires Volkswagen 505.01. Your specification sheet says that the ESP Formula can b...
You can use Mobil 1 ESP Formula 5W-30 for this application.
04/11/2009
Is it OK to use CF-4 Motor Oil in a Volkswagen TDI Engine?
I have a VW TDI 1.9 turbo diesel year 2003, 5000 mile oil changes. Currently using Mobil 1 5W-40 light truck diesel rated CI-4. Have used Mobil 1 15W-50 rated CF-4 in the summer, can I continue this p...
We recommend you use Mobil 1 Turbo Diesel Truck 5W-40 all year as it is the best choice for this application.
09/09/2008
Need to Switch a Volkswagen Jetta TDI Off Mobil 1 0W-30?
Hello, VW Jetta TDI. I think I put the wrong synthetic in. I used the Mobil 1 0W-30. I thought it had a CD rating. Your web site recommends Mobil 1 Turbo Diesel Truck 5W-40. Should I change it? or wil...
Mobil 1 0W-30 Advanced Fuel Economy is engineered for gasoline engine vehicles but it does meet API CF which exceeds API CD.  For maximum protection, we recommend you switch to the diesel engine oil s...
04/25/2007
What Motor Oil to Use in Volkswagen TDI Engines?
I own an Independent Automotive repair center. I was reading some of your answers on VW oils and was surprised to see you don't recommend Mobil 1 for use in TDI engines. We have used it several times ...
Mobil 1 Synthetic ATF is probably compatible with Esso Type LT71141 but we do not have any specific data to verify this. Mobil 1 ATF is not approved specifically for VW ATF applications.  Mobil 1 0W-4...
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