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My wife traded in her old GM/Saturn SUV in November for a slightly used 2013 VW Touareg Exec. This is my first experience with Diesels, but it's her second (she had a MKII Diesel Rabbit). Although, per the terms of the sale with the dealership, our 1st and 3rd oil changes are covered, I'd like to know where everyone get's their 507.00 rated 5W-30 for their TDIs. I looked at the usual suspects, Walmart, Advance Auto Parts, Autozone, and none of them carry the diesel rated oils. ECS tuning sells a kit, but I think it's ridiculous to order an oil change kit over the internet.

So where does everyone buy their oil?
 

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but I think it's ridiculous to order an oil change kit over the internet.

So where does everyone buy their oil?
Why not? Around 8 litres of oil, plus oil, air, fuel, cabin filters, wipers... A good alternative, if ordered as a single batch.
 

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Why not? Around 8 litres of oil, plus oil, air, fuel, cabin filters, wipers... A good alternative, if ordered as a single batch.
Because it's generally more expensive. On my GLI, I can buy Mobil 1 0W-40 full synthetic at Walmart in a 5 quart jug for $24. ECS's kits for my car in Full Synthetic start at $55, and it's not Mobil 1.
 

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Gallon of Rotella T6 diesel oil is $21/gallon on Amazon. Free delivery. Generally considered to be superior oil to Mobil 1.
 

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The only place I have found the correct 507.00 oil is at the dealership.

Just make sure whatever oil you use is VW 507.00 spec for diesels. It lasts the full 10,000 miles oil change cycle and won't harm the Diesel Particulate Filter.

I buy a quart at the dealership for minor top offs during the year between oil changes. Less than $9.00 per quart now. It's the Castrol Professional LL03 . I still have some left after a year.

When you think about cost, it used to be every 3000-5000 miles for oil changes using standard non synthetic oil. So buying oil that costs almost double is not a big deal when it protects twice as long.
 

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ECS tuning sells a kit, but I think it's ridiculous to order an oil change kit over the internet.
Why? I order 2 kits at a time from IDParts. Covers me for 20K miles, or 16 months. I also have an electronic receipt that I drop into my maintenance folder for the vehicle.

Single liters, i get from Pep Boys - Mobil 1 ESP 5W-30. I keep 2 on hand.
 

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Well my 2013 TDI just ran out of included oil changes, so it will either be internet for a kit / oil or I will just go to a trusted non-dealer shop that regularly works on VW diesels. First question I ask when I call to set up the appointment is what is the proper spec oil for my vehicle.
 

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In my area, the Castrol from the dealership is less expensive than online. I still buy filters, etc. from IDparts because of the lower prices.
 

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Just let the dealer do it. Not much savings doing it myself...
 

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I don't want to start a long drawn out debate over oil but I really don't understand why someone that owns a $50K plus German vehicle with a TDI engine gets upset when they have to spend $100 on an oil change? European manufactured oils are superior to American made oils even if the both have the VW spec certification and IDK if the German oil costs 2X because over the life of the vechile it is a minor expense compared to what was paid for the Touareg.
I buy Ravenol now for all our VW's from Audi Parts - Vw Parts - Audi Parts Vw Parts Kit Company - Blauparts®, when they have a 10% off sale I stock up.
My 08 Passat with 2.0T burned at least a quart of Mobil 1 or Castrol VW spec oil every 5K, with the Ravenol VW spec for gas turbo there is no oil burn off, it's worth every penny to me for the better quailty oil.
 

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My dealer's Service Dept. is good and I have no reason to mistrust them. They use VW-recommended Castrol Edge Pro LL03 5W-30 507.00 oil. Per my recollection I paid $106 (or $109?) for oil/filter/plug replacement last time. So, why bother with DYI?
 

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My dealer's Service Dept. is good and I have no reason to mistrust them. They use VW-recommended Castrol Edge Pro LL03 5W-30 507.00 oil. Per my recollection I paid $106 (or $109?) for oil/filter/plug replacement last time. So, why bother with DYI?
Personally I DIY because I like to get under my vehichle and get my hands dirty and it is not because of the money savings.
 

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what is the proper spec oil for my vehicle.
507.00 VW spec 5W-30 oil should be the only answer. I believe there is a new 0W-30 507 that has been released also. Good quiz for them. Yes, Be specific on this. A lot of shops, including those who work on VWs, will use a 5W-40 mid-SAPS or full-SAPS diesel oil, which is incorrect.
 

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Dealer only...
 

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I buy my 507.00 oil from IDParts.com
Difficult to find locally let alone 9 liters of the oil!
 

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My wife traded in her old GM/Saturn SUV in November for a slightly used 2013 VW Touareg Exec. This is my first experience with Diesels, but it's her second (she had a MKII Diesel Rabbit). Although, per the terms of the sale with the dealership, our 1st and 3rd oil changes are covered, I'd like to know where everyone get's their 507.00 rated 5W-30 for their TDIs. I looked at the usual suspects, Walmart, Advance Auto Parts, Autozone, and none of them carry the diesel rated oils. ECS tuning sells a kit, but I think it's ridiculous to order an oil change kit over the internet.

So where does everyone buy their oil?
I can offer you some as I have a vendor that sells it to me for a good price and it's some of the best you can buy. I used only FUCHS Titan Pro-GT 1 c-3. Recommended by one of the top Diesel mechanics in CO. I won't use anything else in mine. Maybe Pentosin or Lubro-moly but that's it.

Fuchs titan GT1 Replaces Total Quartz Ineo MC3 & ELF Solaris LSX Oil.

Fuchs titan GT1 meets Volkswagens 505.01 502.00 & 505.00 approval testing. For use with 1999 - 2003 Golf TDI, 1997 - 2006 Jetta TDI, 1998 - 2006 New Beetle TDI, & 1997 / 2004 - 2005 Passat TDI. Total Quartz Ineo MC3 also meets Mercedes Benz 229.31 / 229.51 standards and is BMW-LL04 approved.

Fuchs Titan GT1 Pro Flex Premium Motor Oil
Low SAPS lubricants ,especially developed for Volkswagen, BMW and Mercedes-Benz Group engines, contain a reduced proportion of sulphated ash, phosphorus and sulphur. Formulated with an all-new generation of additives, Titan Gt1 considerably increases the efficiency of anti-pollution systems, particularly Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF): the content of metallic components is reduced, which serves to increase the life span and efficiency of the DPF.

Utilizations
Titan GT1 satisfies the most difficult conditions of uses (motorway, intense urban circulation...), all seasons. Is appropriated for all styles of driving, in particular sporting and with high mode.
Titan GT1 is appropriated for all recent engines (AM 2000 and posterior), multisoupapes, turbocompressed, direct injection, equipped or not with catalyst
Titan GT1 fully satisfies new environmental standards and optimizes the anti-pollution systems, in particular the Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF).
Titan GT1 satisfies the maintenance plans of the most demanding manufacturers, especially concerning the lengthened draining intervals.
Performances
Specifications: Standard ACEA 2007 C3 API SM/CF
OEM Approval Testing:
MERCEDES-BENZ :MB 229.31, MB 229.51
BMW: BMW Long Life 04
VOLKSWAGEN : VW 502.00/505.00/505.01
Clients Benefits
Increased longevity of the particulate filters - Reinforces the action of the Diesel Particulate Filter and prolongs its lifespan, by avoiding its early filling (50% less of metal components than traditional technology oil).
Respect of the environment - Ensures a better respect of the environment, by ensuring optimum running conditions decreasing pollution and increasing engine return.
Protection and optimal cleanliness of the engine
Longer draining intervals - Ensures an exceptional engine durability and satisfies the plans of maintenance of the most demanding manufacturers by allowing extra long draining intervals (12,000 to 24,000 Miles - please follow standard draining intervals & instructions), thanks to an exceptional oxidation resistance.
The engine oils from Fuchs Petrolub AG are already the first choice for leading European automobile manufacturers: In Germany the world’s largest independent lubricant specialist is the market leader in the “Factory Fill” sector. This market standing is certainly to a large extent due to the process-orientated development partnership with the automobile manufacturers in co-operation with the company’s powers of innovation. With the premium synthetic engine oil TITAN GT1 0W20 for example, Fuchs proves that an environmentally compatible lubricant is not just “bio”, but also extremely reliable and economical. The new generation environmentally compatible engine oil for all cars with petrol and diesel engines was specifically developed for current vehicles and represents the best engine performance even under extreme conditions – and all that with up to 50,000km between oil changes!

Fuchs TITAN GT1 is an engine oil distinguished by a high level of environmental compatibility. TITAN GT1 reduces the fuel consumption, has an emission-reducing effect, is biodegradable – and still meets all demands on low engine wear and long intervals between oil changes.

The technical performance of the lubricant is excellent: "TITAN GT1 has an extremely low viscosity along with optimum lubricity. With our premium synthetic engine oil we prove that real high tech qualities and environmental protection do not have to contradict each other!", said Rolf Luther, manager of the corporate laboratory at Fuchs Petrolub.

The significant reduction of the fuel consumption evident when using TITAN GT1 is both ecologically and economically advantageous. Comprehensive tests by a German automobile manufacturer illustrate that the new engine oil reduces the fuel consumption in a petrol engine by about 6.4 percent in comparison to a conventional SAE 15W-40 engine oil. A fuel saving of up to 3.2 percent was shown when used in modern turbo-charged diesel engines. An important benefit for the customer in times of constantly rising fuel prices!

But does low viscosity not lead to increased engine wear? In order to “play it safe” here, the wear protection of TITAN GT1 was examined in a radionuclide test. The RNT test is a procedure required for product approval and continually measures wear during operation of the engine. GT1 was noticeable here due to its extremely high reliability and high performance characteristics. The 1.9 litre test engine, a commercial 85 KW engine with pump injection technology (Unit Injector System), remained below the limits of wear for around 1,000 hours. This therefore meets the requirements for intervals between oil changes of up to 50,000km along with optimum viscosity.

The premium lubricant in the engine oil product portfolio of Fuchs shows that it is environmentally compatible in many ways: TITAN GT1 does not just save fuel and reduce wear, but also consists to a large part of renewable raw materials, is rapidly biodegradable and works in an emission-reducing way.

Its rapid biodegradability (over 80% according to CEC L-33-A-93) in particular is due to the base oils used, which are produced to a large extent from renewable raw materials. In addition there is the environmentally compatible additivation: TITAN GT1 for example is the first zinc-free engine oil on the market! There are significant improvements in the primary emissions due to this and the low-evaporation base oil, in turn leading to significantly reduced strain on the modern exhaust treatment systems (catalytic converter, particle filter). The developers succeeded in a reduction in pollutants particularly in particle emission: The engine emission could be reduced by around 30 percent in comparison to conventional premium engine oils.

With TITAN GT1, Fuchs has provided an engine oil with outstanding technical performances which greatly exceeds today’s technical and ecological specifications. “TITAN GT1 meets demands which will only become standards in the future. With this engine oil we show what bio-lubricants are capable of!,“ said Rolf Luther.
 

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I use liqui Molly Top tec 4200.
I don't know anything about oils, other than oils ain't oils...but it's vw certified 507 and made in Germany,
I get it off eBay delivered from a site in the USA and it's still fairly reasonable priced when compared to local alternatives.
 
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