Are you kidding???I have a 2002 w8 and I was wondering if I need to use synthetic oil. I just bought the car, and see that the previous owner did not. I also wonder about the transmission service? Is that fluid lifetime?
it's not too bad. i picked up 8100 for $6/L. granted, i got a discount on it, but it normally sells for under $7/L anyways at ecode. i actually paid more for mobil 1 ep (which i don't believe is vw 502.00, but that's besides the point)Yeah, I forgot Motul. It's good oil, $$$
Who's freaking him out:crazy: And who the hell are you to be the final answeroke: At least give him sound advice. Of course, not owning a W8, it easy to give whatever advice since you don't risk the possibility of something going wrong and a big repair bill. I'm not saying a non-vw approved oil will cause damage, but VW or the service contract administrator doesn't have to cover an engine breakdown if you didn't follow the rules and use the approved oil.These guys are good at freaking you out for not using the recommended oil. You'll be fine. Just use the synthetic from this point forward. sheesh.
My owner's manual states 503.01, so yes it does meet it. However, Swami found out VW only requires 502.00, since the 503.01 is for cold climates. I like the Motul since your covered w/ both.so then 8100 does meet the owners manuals requirements for the w8, correct?
It is an extended OCI oil, but I thought their was a post regarding VW changing the oil spec for the W8 to 502, something to do with initially called for colder climates. Afterall, I think any true synthetic no matter what the spec is meant to be an extended OCI oil relative to a dino..My understanding is that 503.01 is for extended oci as used in europe.