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Hi! does anyone use this oil brand? Is it a good brand from germany? Just wanted to know. I purchased off ebay.
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Iíve been using Ravenol in both of our Touaregís for approximately the last 30,000 miles. I use their oil change kits every 5000 miles and have changed out trans fluids, all differentials and transfer cases. About to re order oil change kits.
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I've been using the VMO 5w40 Ravenol for a couple of years now that I get from Blauparts, never had the used oil tested but I'm sure it's a good choice for my VW and Audi engines.
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I use Ravenol too. I think all known brands of oils that have the correct spec for the intended application is very good.

Just did the OC8 filter and oil replacement last week. Ravenol ATF T-WS Lifetime
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Hi! does anyone use this oil brand? Is it a good brand from germany? Just wanted to know. I purchased off ebay.
Genuine Ravenol oils have dual scratch-off codes, which can be used to verify their authenticity. I suggest you do that before doing anything with the oil, especially if you've purchased it off eBay.

https://my.ravenol.com/en/check-your-code
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I'm using it in two cars. I also bought the trans fluid for the treg but not yet changed did.
Depends on you location you can buy from german reseller www.ravenol-shop.de instead of shady ebay sellers.
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Genuine Ravenol oils have dual scratch-off codes, which can be used to verify their authenticity. I suggest you do that before doing anything with the oil, especially if you've purchased it off eBay.

https://my.ravenol.com/en/check-your-code
Thanks Gnits,

I also bought my oil through Fleabay, but came from a reputable German company. I did check the authenticity codes, as I never seen such a system before. Excellent how they do that. The cap / tube / neck is also of a substantial design. Impressive! All oil manufactures should follow their example
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Ravenol is genuine, group IV German full synthetic motor oil, not the cheaper, more volatile Group III based hydrocracked petroleum based stuff, like Shell or Castrol normally sell. I run their DSG gear oil in my Passat. It's the good stuff. Real full synthetic, the motor oil.
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Sorry but the ravenol dsg oil is not full synthetic. That's what held me from using in my dsg. I chose to stay oem on this one. I bought 20L for the aisin box though to do a full flush of the Treg transmission.


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Sorry but the ravenol dsg oil is not full synthetic. That's what held me from using in my dsg. I chose to stay oem on this one. I bought 20L for the aisin box though to do a full flush of the Treg transmission.


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Reread my post... I stated the MOTOR oil is full synthetic.

Not the DSG oil. The DSG oil is still very good. I don't pay VW markup prices for repackaged fluids, ever. Sorry, the "It" refers to the motor oil, not the DSG oil. I may have been a little bit unclear in that.

https://www.ravenol.de/en/products/u...ebe-fluid.html

Says that it is synthetic, but it is hydrocracked, which is group III. I would think group 4 motor oil might be a little bit difficult on the dual clutches in that gearbox.
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