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Re: Can synthetic oil be put in at 5K miles? (judah)

sure it is....the TDI'ers have synthetic from the factory. Much of us choose to go with a better synthetic.


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Re: Can synthetic oil be put in at 5K miles? (judah)

Well I had my first scheduled maintenance today and had some Mobil 1 5-40 synthetic put in. Dealer even recommended it. So go ahead!!! http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Can synthetic oil be put in at 5K miles? (epunk)

I just did...
mobil 1 5w30.
 

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Re: Can synthetic oil be put in at 5K miles? (epunk)

quote:[HR][/HR]Well I had my first scheduled maintenance today and had some Mobil 1 5-40 synthetic put in. Dealer even recommended it. So go ahead!!! http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif [HR][/HR]​
Mobil1 5-40? Do you know where can I find that?
 

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Re: Can synthetic oil be put in at 5K miles? (judah)

I'd like to know too. I looked at the invoice and it said 5w40, but I haven't found any of it in any brand anywhere.
 

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Re: Can synthetic oil be put in at 5K miles? (judah)

I read that Mobil 1 is no longer "fully" synthetic unless you use 0w-40. Their tri-synthetic formula has a higher pour point than their older 5w-30 and up oils. Their 5w-30 used to meet the specs for use in Mecedes diesels, but the tri-synthetics do not. Only the 0w-40 meets the specs. You might consider Amsoil which has not changed.
 
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