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Hello all,
My first post here :)
Have a 2012 Touareg TDI exec and it is time for an oil change, I'm at ~75k miles.
Done this before, no big deal.
Go to my VW dealer to purchase 9 quarts of Castrol Professional (VW 504.00/507.00) 5w-30 only to find the no longer carry it!
All they have would be 0w-30 VW full synthetic oil. Gentlemen at the counter stated that VW will no longer be carrying Castrol 5w-30 and only the new 0w30 is recommended for TDI engines. It has the VW 504.00/507.00 spec, which he did mention is Mobil oil just packaged for VW.

Anyone on here experience this oil change?
Would anyone be concerned with using the lighter weight oil?

Thanks!
Look forward to your responses.

BTW, did a search and found nothing regarding this change.:unsure:
 

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Correct. 0W is for Winter, viscosity in cold weather and 30 for Summer, viscosity in hot weather.
 

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What about people who never see winter? In south FL you go from a low of 65 to 95 most of the yr., 0-30 w doesn't seem right. Southern Cali is also a no cold zone and there are a ton of cars rolling around that part of the world.
 

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Those oils are both the same weight....30.

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Agreed, same weight/viscosity at operating temperature.
When starting a vehicle cold is where my question and concern comes in.

If for the last 75k miles my vehicle has experienced 5w-30, will the 0w30 make a difference?
 
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