Bugmonkey said:Don't do it. I know it's tempting to try a more available oil but VW is pretty damn specific about the oil for the PD engins. The oil needs to meet VW 505.01. Anything else and you are risking premature valve train wear. See The Cheats sticky post on the 1.9 thread for a list of 505.01 oils. In the US it's a short list.
BINGO!!! They want you to come running back to get the oil THEY say you can use!!!!MAd_Matt said:I think VW is just trying to keep us coming back for service with new amended Specifications but I'll keep reading to become more educated. I have a PDS and I know it 1980s stuff but I can't see how the AMSOIL can't meet the speck since they over design everything. Does anyone have a link to the 5005.01 speck? Since I'm and AMSOIL dealer I'm going to pressure them for certification and testing of the Euro 5w40 oil to the new speck since it 3 years old now.
Killing 2 birds with on stone:...your NB is a 99...doesn't have the 505.01 spec that comes along with the PD motor. You have the regular old TDI, therefore any oil that will met 505.00 is OK. Amsoil's AFL meets this, therefore you're ok to run it...and that's why you haven't had problems with it in the 105K it's been in the car. I run it in my 99 myself, and I love it. However, it won't go near my 2005 until is says "approved for 505.01" on the label.newbeetleman said:I use amsoil 15W40 and i have 157,000 miles on my car. I have owned it since it had 52,000 miles. I have had NO trouble what so ever.
is this something for the new bugs? Mine is a 99
newbeetleman said:BINGO!!! They want you to come running back to get the oil THEY say you can use!!!!
I am also an Amsoil dealer!