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I have a 2006 passat 2.0t and the warning light for oil came on. From what I read this is common since its been about 7,000 miles since an oil change. I went to Autozone and picked out some Q motor oil full synthetic 5w-30 since it was a dollar less than other synthetics. Is this ok for my car?
 

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Re: Oil for 2.0t passat (pedrodezz)

Going local I would recommend Mobil 1 0W 40. Its VW approved (not sure if the one you got is) and it has gotten decent feedback by users for this motor. But honestly I dont know if any oil will be good for 7000 miles in this motor.
 

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Re: Oil for 2.0t passat (lemansvw)

I would NOT go 7000 miles between oil changes on the 2.0t motor. Unless you want your motor to live a very short life.
 

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I posted a 5000mi UOA for LubroMoly 5W40 Synthoil Premium.
 

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I change my oil and filter every 5k mi. The owners manual only calls for oil changes every 10k mi.

My '06 2.0T will be 4 years old end of June and I already have 125,000 miles on it.
 

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I change my oil and filter every 5k mi. The owners manual only calls for oil changes every 10k mi.

My '06 2.0T will be 4 years old end of June and I already have 125,000 miles on it.
Nice!! Which oil have you been using? I am using Castrol Edge 5w-30 in mine but was thinking of using the approved Syntec 5w-40. Need some feedback. I drive about 55 miles a day. What you guys think?
 

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To be honest I don't know. I use a local mechanic for my service work and he buys his synthetic oil in a 55 gal. drus. As far as I'm concerned it really doesn't much matter which brand as long as it is done regularly with the filter. Most of my miles are highway milage. I try and run at constant speeds even though that could be 80-85 mph. If you drive aggressively or a lot of city driving oil choice may be more important. But maybe not.
 

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Going local I would recommend Mobil 1 0W 40. Its VW approved (not sure if the one you got is) and it has gotten decent feedback by users for this motor. But honestly I dont know if any oil will be good for 7000 miles in this motor.
Everything I have read about the Mobil 0w40 is that it gets destroyed in our engine. It is a very high quality oil but when used in our FSI motor it cant take the punishment. Check out the UOA's on here and BITOG.

As for the Syntec 5w40...another choice I would steer clear from.
 

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Everything I have read about the Mobil 0w40 is that it gets destroyed in our engine. It is a very high quality oil but when used in our FSI motor it cant take the punishment. Check out the UOA's on here and BITOG.

As for the Syntec 5w40...another choice I would steer clear from.


So, is there any oil that you would recommend to use in my TSI motor??
 

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So, is there any oil that you would recommend to use in my TSI motor??
You've just asked the million dollar question...;)

Seeing that you have the newer TSI variant of our infamous 2.0 turbo, it should be a bit easier on oil than the FSI, which just destroys oil. As for what oil to use...stick with a VW502.00 approved (you may need a VW504.00 with the TSI engine, not sure) that is easy to obtain, if you are still in the warranty period. You can try the various boutique oils from online that meet the spec if money isnt an issue. I am running Valvoline Synpower 5w40 MST in my current OCI (OReillys or Napa). There is not alot of data out there on this oil but i wanted to give it a try anyways. My family is a Valvoline supporter, so I said why not. I have ran Elf Excellium LDX/NF 5w40 and Lubro Moly Synthoil HighTech 5w40 previous to this fill. I did not do any UOA's on them so I have no data to speak of.
 
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