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Old 11-10-2010   #1
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507 Oil and Castrol Edge

Can someone answer this.....

On a TSB...this is stated.....

Engine oils which currently meet VW Oil Quality Standard
VW 504 00 /507 00

Please note: Not all oils listed may be available in North America
Page 1 of 2 10/08/07
2007 Volkswagen of America, Inc. It has always been Volkswagen's policy to
Manufacturer Oil Type Viscosity

Bucher AG Motorex Profile V-XL SAE 5W-30
Castrol Castrol Edge SAE 5W-30
Castrol Castrol SLX Longlife III SAE 5W-30

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Why is it, then.....that when I read the label on a bottle of Castrol Edge 5W30, that there is asolutely no reference to it being VW507 approved?



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Additionally, on this Castrol website.....

CLICK HERE

.....there is no metion of any VW approvals or certification.




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I searched over on www.bobistheoilguy.com and one of the threads say that the Edge on the VW TSB is the Euro Edge and it is not the same oil sold here under the Edge name.
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I searched over on www.bobistheoilguy.com and one of the threads say that the Edge on the VW TSB is the Euro Edge and it is not the same oil sold here under the Edge name.

Makes sense to me.

Seems we have very few choices here in the good ole USA.
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here is a 504/507 oil available in the USA

AMSOIL - European Car Formula Synthetic 5W-30 Motor Oil (AEL)
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Seems we have very few choices here in the good ole USA.
bobistheoilguy is an excellent resource. We may have limited choices, but both the Mobil 1 ESP and Castrol SLX 507 approved oils are excellent. Some of the other European 507 oils such as Motul 507 specific are also available here on the internet.

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here is a 504/507 oil available in the USA

AMSOIL - European Car Formula Synthetic 5W-30 Motor Oil (AEL)
The Amsoil has not been certified by VW as an approved 507 oil. Amsoil says it meets the specs, but they have not put the oil up for testing and certification. I'd consider using it after the warranty period since they do have good products, but not before.

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