What Brand Oil? - Club Touareg Forums
Club Touareg Forums  

Go Back   Club Touareg Forums > Club Touareg Technical Forums > General Maintenance & Repair

Join Forest River Forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-05-2008   #1
Touareg Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Vermont
Posts: 135
Question What Brand Oil?

I would guess that everyone probably has thier favorite brand of engine oil but I am wondering if there are any experiences or factual reasons why one brand is better (or not) than another. I currently have a independent service shop putting in Elf. Cost is about $100.

I checked with the local dealer and they will charge about $100 and use Castrol. They will also do the other checks such a fluids and rotate tires - something the independent did not do last time.

The only other difference is the dealer is much closer (5 mi versus 30mi). The Treg has 80K on the clock and oil checks show a remarkably clean oil.

Thanks in advance.

__________________
2010 Silver TDI now on duty
goudh is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-05-2008   #2
Administrator
 
spockcat's Avatar
 
Touareg: Still looking
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Here
Second Vehicle: Still looking
Posts: 4,797
Images: 15
In the TSB list you will find a TSB on which oils meet VW's standards.

TSB PDF files

__________________
Touareg Audio Accessories - Keyless Start - Paddle Shift ==> www.tm-techmark.com/tri.htm
spockcat is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-05-2008   #3
Member
 
vw hack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 64
you think thats bad, has the timing belt been done? Since you are at 80K.
__________________
2004 Touareg / 330+ Hp V8 / Bilstein's / H&R's / Neuspeed / Techtonics / and oh yeah... 22's
2003 Eurovan gls Bilstein's / H&R's and...
1993 Corrado VR6
vw hack is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-05-2008   #4
Touareg Enthusiast
 
xonetruthcrewx's Avatar
 
Touareg: 2005 V6
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Tehachapi, CA
Second Vehicle: is not a VW
Posts: 479
I use Motul Xcess 8100. 8.50 per quart x 7, and 10 bucks for an OEM filter. Costs me just under 70 bucks to do it myself.
__________________
xonetruthcrewx is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-05-2008   #5
Touareg Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Vermont
Posts: 135
I'm prepared for that one (sort of) Dealer and independent both say not to hurry as the timing belt service can safely be delayed to about 90K. Both give me about the same estimate ........... $1,500. Includes all the stuff that should be done when it is apart, water pump and so forth.
__________________
2010 Silver TDI now on duty
goudh is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-05-2008   #6
Touareg Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Vermont
Posts: 135
Thanks Spokcat for the hint. I presumed that both would meet the specs for VW. I was also looking for other users' experiences as I would possibly be switching brands.
__________________
2010 Silver TDI now on duty
goudh is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-29-2009   #7
Junior Member
 
Touareg: 2004 V6
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Mongolia
Posts: 5
Images: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by goudh View Post
I would guess that everyone probably has thier favorite brand of engine oil but I am wondering if there are any experiences or factual reasons why one brand is better (or not) than another. I currently have a independent service shop putting in Elf. Cost is about $100.

I checked with the local dealer and they will charge about $100 and use Castrol. They will also do the other checks such a fluids and rotate tires - something the independent did not do last time.

The only other difference is the dealer is much closer (5 mi versus 30mi). The Treg has 80K on the clock and oil checks show a remarkably clean oil.

Thanks in advance.
I think TOTAL is best.full synthetic is available for EURO4 standart.cost is about 80$
__________________
ganbaa_geologist is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-29-2009   #8
BANNED
 
Touareg: 2004 V8
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: SW Missouri
Second Vehicle: Other
Posts: 2,818
I use amsoil basically because I think it is the best oil available
__________________
nltomba is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-29-2009   #9
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 85
Mobil 1 0w40 myself. Nice and light at startup so it circulates through the motor faster and still thick enough at operating temp. Personal preference though.
__________________
2005 Subaru WRX STi
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins
1987 Avion 34v trailer "Silver Bullet"
1964 Larson 14' runabout
FlytoFish is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-30-2009   #10
Touareg Mechanic
Commercial Member
 
Touareg: 2004 V6
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Framingham, Ma.
Second Vehicle: Other
Posts: 704
Images: 7
Send a message via Skype™ to QPower1
I use the Mobil 1 0W40 as well. Engine is remarkably strong after 6 years of this and no real oil loss between changes. 37K miles and the same set of plugs and coils since new. It is a remarkably tight engine compared to others I have owned. I do go 7-10K between changes, too. $6.50 per quart at AutoZone, not my favorite store though...

Geoff

__________________
QPower1 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Club Touareg Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



http://www.carid.com/


Upgrade your Account

» Featured Product
» Auto Insurance


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:43 PM.


Social Knowledge Networks
Volkswagen Touareg is copyrighted and trademarked to Volkswagen AG.
ClubTouareg.com is not in any way associated with the Volkswagen AG.

VW Touareg News Delivered to your Email!

Stay up-to-date with Touareg news in your inbox.

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]