VW / Volkswagen introduced their own specifications for engine oil in the 1990s to ensure that oils met a minimum standard suitable for their vehicles. Over the years, the requirements made on oils have increased and the VW oil specifications have moved on from the early 500.00 specification to the latest 504.00 and 507.00 specifications.
VW oil specifications are now used for Audi, Skoda, Seat and Volkswagen cars.
Getting the correct oils / fluids for your VW is vital as the engine and components have been designed to work around fluids with certain characteristics, so ensuring the correct spec oils / fluid ensures the right lubrication, cooling, cleaning and general protection, thus maintaining peak performance and efficiency.
Need Engine Oil / Oil & Filter to service your VW car? Why not use our online product lookup.
If you have a modified or unique VW Vehicle why not ask the Opie Experts for a Custom recommendation.
VW Engine Oil
VW Engine Oil: Purchase online from Opie Oils
VW 500.00 oil for pre 1997 Volkswagen cars - one of the more basic of VW oil specs. Buy online at great prices here.
VW 501.01 oil for pre 1997 Volkswagen cars - very similar to VW 500.00 and interchangeable with that spec.
VW 502.00 oil for some Volkswagen petrol engines
VW 503.00 engine oil for some Volkswagen petrol engines with extended service intervals (up to 30,000km or 24 months). Buy online here.
VW 503.01 oils, specifically for Audi RS4, Audi TT, S3 and Audi A8 6.0 V12 models with outputs of more than 180bhp, running with variable service intervals (30,000km or 2 years).
Buy VW 504.00 engine oil here - suitable for all petrol engines with extended service intervals, suitable for engines meeting the demands of Euro IV emissions standards.
VW 505.00 engine oil for most pre 2000 diesel cars (with or without turbocharger) available to buy online here.
VW 505.01 engine oil for "Pumpe-Düse" (unit injector or "PD" engines) running on fixed service intervals available to buy online here.
VW 506.00 engine oil for diesel engines with variable / extended service intervals (not PD engines) - buy here.
VW 506.01 engine oil for diesel engines with variable / extended service intervals including PD engines, especially R5 or V10 Tdi engines.
Buy VW 507.00 engine oil here - suitable for almost all VAG diesel engines from 2000 onwards with extended service intervals, unitary injector pumps and also Pumpe-Düse ("PD")...
Castrol Classic XL 20W-50 is a conventional multigrade engine oil of good all round performance, formulated with high quality mineral oils plus selected additives, ideally suited to older technology and classic car and classic motorcycle engines.
The widely recommended Silkolene Comp 4 10W-40 viscosity range, ensures reliable winter and summer use with easy starting and rapid warm up, while providing vital anti-wear protection during the cold start phase.
Your Opinion Counts..
“Excellence from start to end”
Never miss a bargain, sign up to our news & deal emails.
Hundreds of customers contact us on a daily basis to discuss their oil needs and applications prior to purchase. We don’t just sell oils; we know oils and would encourage anyone to contact us to discuss any questions they may have. If you would like an expert recommendation then simply complete our oil recommendation form and one of our resident experts will aim to get your bespoke oil recommendation to you within 24 hours.
Enter basic information about your vehicle and our product lookup will provide you with the correct specification and amount of engine oil together with an OEM Spec & approved oil filter for a full service. Alternatively you can select just the engine oil or a 1 litre top up kit. In the near future this service will be improved so you will be able to source all fluids and essential service parts for your vehicle.
(Useful Technical Information)
Within the automotive industry there is a lot of myths and confusion about certain elements of lubrication, fluids and oil. In order to cover, in detail, some of the most common things that are discussed by Opie Oils Technical Experts we have produced a collection of Technical PDF Downloads, some that Opie have produced and some sourced by experts within the trade that have given consent for us to share.