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    Cool 2008 golf city oil

    hey guys. anyone change their own oil? i'm looking at using castrol 5w40 full synthetic. heres my questions:
    1. do i use full synthetic?
    2. i know the second set of digits represents viscosity, living in canada is 5w40 a good idea?
    3. as a motorcycle owner i generally stay away from castrol, ive been told it is lower quality that it represents itself as, any thoughts?
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    Use whatever grade is in your owners manual. Castrol Syntec is far from the best out there but I've it on a bunch of cars and was fine. Plus, syntec is cheap and comes on sale all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EMSbyDay View Post
    Use whatever grade is in your owners manual. Castrol Syntec is far from the best out there but I've it on a bunch of cars and was fine. Plus, syntec is cheap and comes on sale all the time.
    short N sweet apparently...i'm looking for more detail. i obviously got the info i provided via an owners manual. but i am a bit of a perfectionist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmhdub View Post
    but i am a bit of a perfectionist.
    then why did you buy a city golf?!

    i wouldn't spend much money on oil for the 2.0l engine, it usually just burns through it anyways. i've used syntec 5w40 in my tdi for 140,000kms and 4.5 years and never had a problem with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmhdub View Post
    short N sweet apparently...i'm looking for more detail. i obviously got the info i provided via an owners manual. but i am a bit of a perfectionist.

    and you wonder why ur being ragged on in ur posts. if ur owners manual says 5w40, use 5w40, thats why its written in there to use it, AND quite possibly on ur oil cap as well if they are still doing that on these newer years
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    Quote Originally Posted by xLilJayx View Post
    and you wonder why ur being ragged on in ur posts. if ur owners manual says 5w40, use 5w40, thats why its written in there to use it, AND quite possibly on ur oil cap as well if they are still doing that on these newer years
    thanks for the info, apparently doing thing the oem way is the way to go? i've been riding honda cbrs for years and not a single time have i ever heard someone say, nor have i used the oem suggested oil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chops View Post
    then why did you buy a city golf?!

    i wouldn't spend much money on oil for the 2.0l engine, it usually just burns through it anyways. i've used syntec 5w40 in my tdi for 140,000kms and 4.5 years and never had a problem with it.
    if i could have afforded more, i would have. simple as that
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    Castro syntec will do fine for a 2 liter engine. It's not a high performance engine, it doesn't need special oil. If you want to spend more money on better oil, which you don't need, you can go with Motul, AMSoil, etc. The most important thing, Imo is to change the oil at its proper intervals.

    BTW, if your so much of perfectionist please spell Volkswagen correctly on your signature. There is only one G.
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    so much hate in this thread lol. As stated though, because the 2L isn't a 'performance' motor or it doesn't have a turbo I would just stick with what the owners manual says. Keep on top of your changes and you'll be fine.
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    It probably doesn't make a difference but I use Mobil1 0w40. My car is a strictly summer car and doesn't get driven that often.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricas View Post
    Castro syntec will do fine for a 2 liter engine. It's not a high performance engine, it doesn't need special oil. If you want to spend more money on better oil, which you don't need, you can go with Motul, AMSoil, etc. The most important thing, Imo is to change the oil at its proper intervals.

    BTW, if your so much of perfectionist please spell Volkswagen correctly on your signature. There is only one G.

    thanks for the advice. the whole VOLK sawaggen thing with 2 g's is not a spelling error, its supposed to play on the word swagger. i'm so misunderstood
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