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Offline candywhite12

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engine oil 0w-20 vs 5w30
« on: 22 August 2018, 14:51 »
the new, low viscosity 0w20 is compatible with vw 508 00 while the older 5w-30 is compatible with vw 504 00.  The new Golf takes both, though 0w 20 is apparently the 1st recommendation.  Using the 5w30 doesn't mention any downside except higher emissions.

Anyone with specialized knowledge on the above choice?  I can easily get my hands on the 5w30 but to use the newer oil i'd need to take the car to the stealers which i never do.
Now: TSI 1.4 R line MK7.5, 5-door tornado red, DSG, Singapore 17", pan s/r, leds, w/3 baby seats etc etc
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