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Engine oils for VW

The automobile manufacturer VW publishes its own specifications (VW standards) for engine oils. Depending on the release, the oils can be used in the various vehicle models. The oil specifications apply not only to VW, but also to the vehicles of the subsidiaries such as Audi, Skoda and Seat. The VW standards apply to both petrol and diesel engine models. With our Oilfinder you will find the right oil for your car. The ADDINOL engine oils for the current approvals and most popular vehicle models you will find summarized below. Benefit from the fuel-saving properties of our engine oils, which reliably protect your engine against wear. The innovative additives will get your VW, Audi, Skoda or Seat up to speed.

OEM specifications of VW

VW standard SAE classes Field of application
VW 501 01 0W30, 5W30, 5W40, 10W40, 5W50, 10W60 Low power multigrade oils for petrol engines with normal replacement interval (max. 15,000 km or 1 year). Only approved for older models.
VW 502 00 0W30, 5W30, 0W40, 5W40, 10W30, 10W40 Multigrade oils for petrol engines with normal change interval (max. 15,000 km or 1 year).
VW 503 00 0W30, 5W30 Obsolete, replaced by VW 504 00.
VW 503 01 0W30, 5W30 Obsolete, replaced by VW 504 00.
VW 504 00 0W30, 5W30 For petrol engines with and without long-life service.
VW 505 00 5W40, 5W50, 10W30, 10W40, 10W60, 15W40, 15W50 Multigrade oils for diesel engines with and without turbocharging.
VW 505 01 5W40, 5W50, 10W30, 10W40, 10W60, 15W40, 15W50 Multigrade oils for pump nozzle diesel engines.
VW 506 00 0W30, 5W30 Obsolete, replaced by VW 507 00.
VW 506 01 0W30, 5W30 Obsolete, replaced by VW 507 00, but still mandatory for some older engines.
VW 507 00 0W30, 5W30 For DPF diesel vehicles with and without long-life service.
VW 508 00 0W20 For modern, fuel-efficient petrol engines with and without long-life service. Not backward compatible with older specifications.
VW 509 00 0W20 For modern, fuel-efficient diesel engines with and without long-life service. Not backward compatible with older specifications.

Which ADDINOL engine oil is the right one for my VW?

Always refer to the operating instructions of your VW model to check which VW standard applies. The engine oils from ADDINOL have various approvals for the current VW specifications.

ADDINOL SUPER RACING 10W-60

Specifications / Approvals:

VW 502 00, VW 505 00

 

ADDINOL GIGA LIGHT MV 0530 LL

Specifications / Approvals:

VW 504 00, VW 507 00

 

ADDINOL SUPER POWER MV 0537

Specifications / Approvals:

VW 502 00, VW 505 00

 

It depends on the year of manufacture, the engine, the fuel used and a possible Long-life service, which engine oil can be used for your VW. The compatible oils for the VW Golf 4, Golf 5, Golf 6, VW Polo, VW Up or VW Passat may differ depending on the model. Check with our Oilfinder what fits your car.

Long-life oils for VW

Many newer VW models are equipped with a so-called Long-life service. This enables longer oil change intervals and is particularly practical for frequent drivers. The oil then does not have to be changed every 15,000 kilometres, but can be driven up to 30,000 kilometres. If you have a car with Long-life service, the board computer calculates the next oil change interval for you. Special engine oils are developed for this purpose, which should also be used accordingly. The VW standards 504 00, 507 00, 508 00 and 509 00 meet the requirements for cars with engines that support a Long-life service.

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Sven Köhler

Product Manager Automotives / Gas Engine Oils