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To all the NZ Passat owners out there; if you know of a source for VW-approved oil's etc can you post them here? I've just tried to find a suppler of any 505-01 rated oil (for my TDi) but so far haven't had any luck (aside from a certified VW garage @ $25-plus per liter). Does Repco / Supercheap, etc stock any? I just got quoted $300 for an oil and filter change so I think I'll be doing it myself!
 

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No-one? Ok.
Well, here's what I found, just in case anyone else is wondering the same thing:

VW Genuine 5W40 505.01 spec $33/liter (yikes!)

Penrite EnviroPlus 5W30 full synthetic, covers various VW spec grades incl 505.01, $100/5 liters from Repco

Penrite HPR Diesel 5 5W40 semi-synthetic, covers 505.01, $60/5 liters from Repco

Agip CRDI 5W40 synthetic, 505.01, approx $50/5 liters

I contacted Mobil, Shell, BP and Castrol tech departments and non of them import a 5W40 505.01 spec oil into NZ.

I decided to go with the genuine VW oil for this change, mainly for peace of mind, but I will continue to do the research for next time.
 
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