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Audi Oil Change Specifications

As an independent Audi service garage with over 27 years of hands-on experience, we've seen many mechanical breakdowns on vehicles. Experience has shown that changing your fluids is the single most important preventive maintenance routine you can perform to avoid vehicle breakdowns. Yet, for many Audi owners, this seems to be one of the most neglected areas of maintenance. Thoroughly flushing your fluids at the proper intervals can help your car reach 150,000 miles and beyond!

PAGE DISCLAIMER: The information below is 'General Information' and should be used as a guide ONLY! The Audi motor oil information on these pages should not be used as a substitute for what your vehicle owner's manual, factory service manual, or authorized Audi dealer recommendations. Consult your Audi owner's manual for recommendations on the correct type of Audi oil that is to be used for your specific Audi model.

Audi Oil Change Quality Standards

What are Audi motor oil change quality standards and why are they important?

Audi Motor Oil Specs - Audi Motor Oil Quality Standards - Audi 502 00 Audi 505 00When changing your Audi motor oil it's imperative to use the proper Audi motor oil type for your specific engine!

Understanding a little history regarding the advancements of motor oils may help you make the right choice. Before automobile manufacturers began establishing their own oil quality standards (1990s), many owner's manuals referenced oils per SAE and API standards. These sanctioning bodies, such as SAE (Society of American Engineers), API (American Petroleum Institute), and ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers Association) are still responsible for establishing oil standards for motorized vehicles.

Worldwide there has been increased requirements for vehicle manufacturers to reduce emissions, minimize their carbon footprint, and improve fuel economy. It was around the late 1990s and early 2000s that more demanding standards began taking hold. As a result, new advanced internal combustion engine designs have been engineered to meet emission requirements and fuel mileage demands.

Motor oil plays a crucial key role in meeting emission and fuel economy requirements. Thus, new advanced cutting-edge synthetic motor oil formulations were created. Around this time (late 2000s), manufacturers (e.g. VAG) began to establish their own unique oil quality standards rather than relying solely on API and ACEA standards. Manufacturers wanted very specific motor oil formulas for their engines. Developing and using their own oil specifications helped to ensure optimal performance. 2000 - onward Audi models require a motor oil that meets a specific Audi quality standard or specification.

Can I use non Audi approved oils that don't meet Audi motor oil quality standards?

No, it's not recommended. Old petroleum-based motor oils are a thing of the past. Audi engine designs are too technologically advanced. All modern Audi engines are designed, engineered, and manufactured to exact tolerances using unique materials (alloys) to meet target performance requirements. Newer models also use advanced fuel injection systems that are lubricated using specific motor oil formulations to ensure optimal system reliability. These advanced engine and fuel injection systems must meet stringent emission requirements focusing on improving fuel economy without compromising engine performance. Therefore, exact Audi motor oil specifications were designed, are required, and should be used.

It's also important to consider that many Audi motor oil change intervals are 10,000 miles or higher. Audi motor oil must provide maximum lubrication and performance. Providing stable long-term lubrication protection for extended Audi motor oil change intervals can only be achieved when the designed and designated Audi motor oil quality specification is used.

Using conventional motor oils that do not meet Audi motor oil quality standards is very risky. Using the wrong motor oils will likely damage internal engine components, reduce fuel mileage, increase emissions, and can void applicable vehicle warranties. Consequently, it's imperative to use Audi motor oil that states that it has been approved or meets your corresponding Audi motor oil quality standards.

Approved Audi motor oil is key to ensuring engine reliability, optimal fuel economy, and the demands of meeting today's emission standards. Consider the following examples:

  1. Audi 502 00 Oil Spec - Ravenol HPS audi Oil2005-on Audi A4 and 2006-on Audi A3 models equipped with the 2.0 Liter Turbo engine, with FSI (fuel straight injection), have a fuel pump that is driven directly off the engine camshaft and is lubricated with engine motor oil. Failing to use approved Audi motor oil in these models causes premature engine wear. Over time, a ticking noise in the engine's upper valve train area will develop. This engine ticking noise is most noticeable after the engine has warmed up to operating temperature. To avoid this problem, be sure to use the approved Audi motor oil type Audi 502 00. Blauparts' Ravenol HPS 5W-30 oil meets Audi motor oil quality standard Audi 502 00.

  2. Audi 507 00 Oil Spec - Ravenol VMP Audi Motor Oil2010 - on Audi A3 TDI and 2009 - on Audi Q7 TDI models equipped with what is called a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF). This filter catches diesel exhaust particles in the exhaust system and burns any black soot like material, which results in very clean emissions. There is a strong possibility of increased oil consumption (burns more oil) when using non-approved Audi motor oil. Consumption of non-approved TDI motor oils can lead to premature clogging of the TDI Particulate Filter (DPF), which is very costly to replace. Many DPF reliability problems can be avoided by simply using a motor oil that meets Audi 507 00 TDI oil specifications. Blauparts' Ravenol VMP oil meets Audi motor oil quality standard Audi 507 00.

Types of Audi Oil Change Specifications

How To Find Out What Audi Oil Type Your Car Uses
    – VW 500 00 [ Superseded to newer VW 502 00 oil specification ]
    – VW 501 01 [ Superseded to newer VW 502 00 oil specification ]
    – VW 502 00
    – VW 503 00
    – VW 503 01 [ Superseded to newer VW 504 00 oil specification ]
    – VW 504 00
    – VW 505 00
    – VW 505 01
    – VW 506 00
    – VW 507 00

VW 502 00 Oil Specification

VW 500 00 oil spec has been superseded to the newer VW 502 00 oil specification.
VW 501 01 oil spec has been superseded to the newer VW 502 00 oil specification.

Recent Audi oil specification for most gasoline Audi engines. VW 502 00 oil quality standard is the successor to older VW 500 00 and VW 501 01 oil specifications.

VW 502 00 Oil - VW 502 00 Oil Spec - VMO

5W-40 Audi Oil - Ravenol VMO

VAG Formal Factory Approved oil quality
standard that meets Audi VW 502 00 ,
505 00 , 505 01 oil specifications.


Other Audi Oil Specs:
SAE 5W-40
ACEA A3 / B4, C3
API SN, SM , CF

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502 00 Audi Oil - 1 Liter
502 00 Audi Oil - 5 Liter
502 00 Audi Oil - 5 Liter Case of 4

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VW 502 00 Oil - VW 502 00 Oil Spec - VMO

5W-30 Audi Oil - Ravenol HCL

Tested oil quality standard that meets
Audi VW 502 00 , 505 00 oil specifications.



Other Audi Oil Specs:
SAE 5W-30
ACEA A3 / B4
API SL, CF

PRICE
502 00 Audi Oil - 1 Liter
502 00 Audi Oil - 5 Liter
502 00 Audi Oil - 5 Liter Case of 4

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VW 502 00 Oil - VW 502 00 Oil Spec - HPS

5W-30 Audi Oil - Ravenol HPS

Tested oil quality standard that meets
Audi VW 502 00 , 505 00 oil specifications.



Other Audi Oil Specs:
SAE 5W-30
ACEA A3 / B4
API SN, SM , SL , CF

PRICE
502 00 Audi Oil - 1 Liter
502 00 Audi Oil - 5 Liter
502 00 Audi Oil - 5 Liter Case of 4

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VW 503 00 Oil Specification

Multi viscosity Audi oil for gasoline engines that call for or require extended long life oil change intervals.

0W-30 Audi Oil - Ravenol WIV II

Tested oil quality standard that meets
Audi VW 503 00 , 506 00, 506 01 oil specifications.


VW 503 00 Oil - VW 503 00 Oil Spec - WIVOther Audi Oil Specs:
SAE 0W-30
ACEA A5 / B5
API SM , CF

PRICE
503 00 Audi Oil - 1 Liter
503 00 Audi Oil - 5 Liter
503 00 Audi Oil - 5 Liter Case of 4

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VW 504 00 Oil Specification

Recent oil designed for IV and V vehicles that call for or require extended long life oil change intervals. VW 504 00 oil quality standard is the successor to older VW 503 01 oil specifications. VW 503 01 oil spec has been superseded to the newer VW 504 00 oil specification.

5W-30 Audi Oil - Ravenol VMP

VAG Formal Factory Approved oil quality standard that meets
Audi VW 504 00 , 507 00 oil specifications.


VW 504 00 Oil - VW 504 00 Oil Spec - VPDOther Audi Oil Specs:
OEM Reference G 052 195 M4
SAE 5W-30
ACEA A3 / B4, C3
API SM

PRICE
504 00 Audi Oil - 1 Liter
504 00 Audi Oil - 5 Liter
504 00 Audi Oil - 5 Liter Case of 4

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VW 505 00 Oil Specification

Recent Audi oil specification for most TDI Audi engines.

VW 505 00 Oil - VW 505 00 Oil Spec - VMO

5W-40 Audi Oil - Ravenol VMO

VAG Formal Factory Approved oil quality
standard that meets Audi VW 505 00 ,
505 01 , 502 00 oil specifications.


Other Audi Oil Specs:
SAE 5W-40
ACEA A3 / B4, C3
API SN, SM , CF

PRICE
505 00 Audi Oil - 1 Liter
505 00 Audi Oil - 5 Liter
505 00 Audi Oil - 5 Liter Case of 4

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VW 502 00 Oil - VW 502 00 Oil Spec - VMO

5W-30 Audi Oil - Ravenol HCL

Tested oil quality standard that meets
Audi VW 502 00 , 505 00 oil specifications.



Other Audi Oil Specs:
SAE 5W-30
ACEA A3 / B4
API SL, CF

PRICE
505 00 Audi Oil - 1 Liter
505 00 Audi Oil - 5 Liter
505 00 Audi Oil - 5 Liter Case of 4

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VW 505 00 Oil - VW 505 00 Oil Spec - HPS

5W-30 Audi Oil - Ravenol HPS

Tested oil quality standard that meets
Audi VW 505 00 , 502 00 oil specifications.



Other Audi Oil Specs:
SAE 5W-30
ACEA A3 / B4
API SN, SM , SL , CF

PRICE
505 00 Audi Oil - 1 Liter
505 00 Audi Oil - 5 Liter
505 00 Audi Oil - 5 Liter Case of 4

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VW 505 01 Oil Specification

Recent Audi oil specification for most TDI Audi engines.

VW 505 00 Oil - VW 505 00 Oil Spec - VMO

5W-40 Audi Oil - Ravenol VMO

VAG Formal Factory Approved oil quality
standard that meets Audi VW 505 00 ,
505 01 , 502 00 oil specifications.


Other Audi Oil Specs:
SAE 5W-40
ACEA A3 / B4, C3
API SN, SM , CF

PRICE
505 01 Audi Oil - 1 Liter
505 01 Audi Oil - 5 Liter
505 01 Audi Oil - 5 Liter Case of 4

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VW 506 00 Oil Specification

Multi viscosity Audi oil for TDI engines that call for or require extended long life oil change intervals. Can be used in place of 505 00 for colder climates where lighter viscosity in needed.

0W-30 Audi Oil - Ravenol WIV II

Tested oil quality standard that meets
Audi VW 506 00 , 503 00 oil specifications.


VW 506 00 Oil - VW 506 00 Oil Spec - WIVOther Audi Oil Specs:
SAE 0W-30
ACEA A5 / B5
API SM , CF

PRICE
506 00 Audi Oil - 1 Liter
506 00 Audi Oil - 5 Liter
506 00 Audi Oil - 5 Liter Case of 4

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VW 507 00 Oil Specification

Recent oil designed for TDI vehicles equipped with the new DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) that call for or require extended long life oil change intervals.
Please Note: This TDI Audi oil spec is not recommended for the earlier TDI models with PD (Pump-Duse) pump injector units.

5W-30 Audi Oil Ravenol VMP

Formal Factory Approved oil quality standard that meets
Audi VW 507 00 , 504 00 oil specifications.


VW 507 00 Oil - VW 507 00 Oil Spec - VPDOther Audi Oil Specs:
OEM Reference G 052 195 M4
SAE 5W-30
ACEA A3 / B4, C3
API SM

PRICE
507 00 Audi Oil - 1 Liter
507 00 Audi Oil - 5 Liter
507 00 Audi Oil - 5 Liter Case of 4

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