Ah yes, semi-synth, pay synth prices for synth diluted with dino oil. oke:
Yeah that bulletin is from 2006. Both oils are are on the current list- http://microsites.audiusa.com/ngw/0...s/Audi_TechnicalServiceBulletin_1997-2012.pdfJesus Christ these oil threads.
Engine Oils Which Meet Volkswagen Oil Quality Standards VW 502 00 and VW 505 01
One of those oils is there. One of those oils is not. So, take your pick.
Thank you, I'll give the 0W40 a try next time around. The 5W40 Synthoil Premium is listed as fully synthetic by every vendor that carries it and by LM on their website, until it was replaced by "Synthoil High Tech 5W40" which I can only assume is the same thing. Thanks for making me aware that it's not truly a full synthetic!The oil you have been using is good for this engine, but is not technically "full synthetic" according to LM. As vbora mentioned, if you like the company and want to stick with them, use their 0w40. I forgot it's name, but I think it's in a black bottle. I picked up a couple jugs a while back of LM 5w40 full synthetic, but it's only labeled that way, it's really the same thing you've been running. They have I think at least 3 or 4 labels for the exact same oil in the US. I bought it because I got it for $25 per 5 liter jug. Even if it isn't full synthetic, it still is VW 502 approved.