Changing Oil Brands

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  1. eddi887

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    Good Morning All,

    The 2003 Jetta TDI I bought a while back had Amsoil in it when I got it. It's due for an oil change and I wanted to know if changing back to an oil that is VW certified would cause any issues, or should I stick with Amsoil? The car has over 293,000 miles on it, so I don't want to do anything that might be detrimental to it.

    Thanks...Jeff
     
  2. YMZ

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    As long as it's a high-quality synthetic Diesel-rated oil, you should be fine... the general quality of oil has gone up in the past several decades... I wouldn't worry about it... (I've been using Shell Rotella T6 (from WalMart) for a long time as well as the Castrol 505.00 rated stuff...

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    Yuri,

    Thanks for the feedback. I'll switch to a certified oil then.

    Jeff
     
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    Blue Moly


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    Fine for the 2003-and-older TDI's... since you have a PD engine (2006), you'd better make sure to use an oil that conforms to VW spec 505.01 or higher - which, unless they changed the formulation since the last time I checked, the Blue Liqui-Moly doesn't have...

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  6. Dave N

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    There are actually a couple Liqui-Molys that come in the blue jug that conform to 505.01 now both in 5W-40 which I use in summer and a 5W-30 which I use in winter.
     

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