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oil for certain year VW TDI cars, meets VW 505.01 specifications
on February 27, 2015
This oil is required for my 2005 Volkswagen Passat TDI (Turbocharged Direct Injection), which is a diesel car. I bought this oil so that I could do my own oil changes on my commuter car. This oil carries the VW 505.01 rating which is required in specific years of Audi and Volkswagen cars. It was difficult to find this oil at local auto parts stores, I did come across it at O'Reilly Auto Parts, however this was cheaper and more convenient to get it via Amazon using the Subscribe & Save method, I just had a case (six 1-quart bottles) delivered every couple months. This is a full synthetic oil and I never had any issues related to using this oil over a 20,000 mile period so far. A couple of tips for changing the oil in a VW car like mine, buy an oil vacuum, the Air Power America LiquiVac works great for this; idle or drive the car to get the engine temperature nice and hot before sucking the oil out. Cold oil is very thick and gummy compared to hot oil which flows smoothly. The oil vacuum will suck the oil out the dipstick tube with a small pipe. This really works wonders and beats the heck out of trying to drain the oil out the oil pan drain plug hole like I did the first time I changed it.