Synthetic. It's rumored that the factory fill has certain additives for the break-in period. The specifications are in the owners manual and if different from what I have posted here you should follow those recomendations.Two T's said:Can any one tell me what type of oil the factory uses @ build, and what the recommendation is for replacement @ the 5k point.
Go by what it says in your owners manual. If the V8 owners manual says 503.01, then you're okay.firstvw said:Mobil 1 0w40 is listed on their web site as having VW approval for 502.0, 505.0 and 503.01. Are these specs good enough to make it OK for the Touareg and not void the warranty? I would like to maintain it my self for the most part and use the dealer as little as possible. I have a V8, by the way. Does the 503.00 and 503.01 really differ?
You should probably ask your service department to verify that the oil they used meets the required VW standards, and document this. As long as they stand by thier service, Castrol GTX should be okay. But there was a recent VW recall for Passats with the 1.8T engine where they will extend the engine warranty as long as the owner has proof of proper oil change intervals using the specified oil. So, if VW would ever discover a future problem with the Touareg V6 that may be attributed to oil issues, it would be worth your while to have this documented.Two T's said:Thanks for the input
I had a 5000 oils change done yesterday and found a Castrol GTX sticker
I was under the impression that the vehicle required synthetic or some sort of "special" VW oil
I think I can live with the Castrol but will have the other vehicle upgrade as we will be keeping that longer