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I'm sure this has been bought up before but doing a search leaves me non the wiser.

On the oil specfication data. where it says VW 504 00/507 Does this mean it's compatible with all VW oil numbers in between?

I.E VW 506.00

Or is it only the numbers actually on the spec sheet?

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Hi. After some further research it appears that 507 grade is the latest high spec oil for pd engines replacing 505 and 506. So going by that the numbers that are stated on the spec sheet on the oil can are for thoes numbers and the ones in-between as well
 

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Keeping it simple for you,

You can use in PD engines:

VW 505.01 for 10,000miles/12months

VW 506.01 or VW 507.00 for variable servicing (meaning UPTO 2years/20,000 miles)

If u wanna read up on it, then have a look here, and dig thru each spec which is relevant for PD engines:

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-742-vw-engine-oil.aspx
 

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Cheers mate, appreciate the simpleness.

505 grade is not for long life servicing. You're supposed to change the oil every 6k on 505. That's what's started this whole thing off for me. I just got some oil for a service and thought id check up on it rather than taking the shops word for it. I was given 505 grade. My Hayes manual recommends 506 which has now been superceded by 507. This is all for long life.servicing which is anything over 6k on a pd engine.
 

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From what I've read you can't use 505.00 or 506.00 with a PD engine. It even says this on the OPIE oils website - 505 is NOT TO BE USED ON PD engines

It has to be

505.01 (fixed service intervals)

or

506.01 (long life service intervals)

507.00 (long life service intervals)

Personally I use 507.00 in my Skoda Fabia (100bhp PD engine, ATD engine code), and change it every 10,000 miles
 

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I think the OP is quoting incomplete specifications. VW505.00 (the decimal point and the last two digits are all important! ) is not to be used with PD engines. VW505.01 is okay to use with PD engines.

Always look at the full number specification.

This topic was discussed in depth a day or so ago. Here.
 

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I think the OP is quoting incomplete specifications. VW505.00 (the decimal point and the last two digits are all important! ) is not to be used with PD engines. VW505.01 is okay to use with PD engines.

Always look at the full number specification.

This topic was discussed in depth a day or so ago. Here.
Reading the link now cheers. Just to clarify, if the spec sheet says 505/507 Does this mean, cause this is the impression I'm getting from others online, my local car shop and other read information, that that grade oil can be used in engines within that oil grade range, I.E 506.00 which my haynes manual reckons my car needs.

On further reading I'm also discovering that it's very hard to come by 5w40 oil that is above 505.01. anything above, I can only find 507.00, is 3w50. Now, forgive me if I'm wrong, aren't you only supposed to put 4w50 in PD motors?? The reason for the thinner oil at 507.00 grade is due to issues with DPF's on more mordern cars. So what is the deal with this then.

Also, to confues the issue further I've just phoned my local VW dealers and they reckon that 5w40 is upto 10,000 mile service intervals and that the 3w50 is upto 20,000. So now there's even more confusion. I thought short services were 6k or less.
 

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Very simply (disregarding Haynes manual, motor factors, advertising blurb from oil manufacturers etc.) your car car needs...

[Old specification] VW505.01 - 5w 40 for standard 10k miles / 1 year service intervals.

[Old specification] VW506.01 - 0w 30 for Extended (longlife) 20k miles / 2 year service intervals.

[Latest current specification] VW504.00/507.00 - 5w 30 for all service regimes. This is the one I would choose as it's their latest upgraded specification.

You can use any oil from this list only. Anything VW506.00, VW 500.00, VW 505.00, or any such numbers are not suitable. Always quote the correct full specification when referring to oils to avoid confusion, as VW505 is not VW505.01.
 

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Very simply (disregarding Haynes manual, motor factors, advertising blurb from oil manufacturers etc.) your car car needs...

[Old specification] VW505.01 - 5w 40 for standard 10k miles / 1 year service intervals.

[Old specification] VW506.01 - 0w 30 for Extended (longlife) 20k miles / 2 year service intervals.

[Latest current specification] VW504.00/507.00 - 5w 30 for all service regimes. This is the one I would choose as it's their latest upgraded specification.

You can use any oil from this list only. Anything VW506.00, VW 500.00, VW 505.00, or any such numbers are not suitable. Always quote the correct full specification when referring to oils to avoid confusion, as VW505 is not VW505.01.
One thousand thank you's
 
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