Audi Oil Topics

Audi Oil Quality Standards

What are recommended Audi oil quality standards and are they important?
Can I use non-approved oils that don't meet Audi oil quality standards?

Recommended Audi Oil Quality Specifications

    - VW 500 00 [ Superseded to newer VW 502 00 oil specification ]
    - VW 501 01 [ Superseded to newer VW 502 00 oil specification ]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    - VW 503 01 [ Superseded to newer VW 504 00 oil specification ]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 506 01
    - VW 507 00

 

Audi Oil Weight

How to determine what Audi oil weight to use in your specific model.
How driving and environment conditions affect Audi oil viscosity.

Audi Oil Change

Basic overview on how to change your Audi oil.
How often should I change my Audi oil?
How driving style can affect your Audi oil change intervals.
Correct Audi oil change specifications.

Ravenol of Germany Fully Synthetic Audi Oils

3 reasons why you should always use synthetic Audi motor oils.
Recommended Ravenol Audi oil specifications and features.

FAQ: How To Find Out What Audi Oil Type Your Car Uses

Recommended Audi Oil 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.

What are recommended Audi oil quality standards and why are they important?

When changing your Audi oil it's imperative to use the recommended Audi oil type for your specific engine!Recommended Audi Oil VW 502 00 VW 505 00

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 API standards. These sanctioning bodies, such as SAE (Society of American Engineers), API (American Petroleum Institute), and ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers Association) were and are still responsible for establishing oil standards for motorized vehicles.

There has been increased requirements for vehicle manufacturers worldwide 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.

Consequently, the development of new advanced internal combustion engine designs have been engineered to meet these emission requirements and fuel mileage demands. Motor oil plays a crucial key role in meeting these requirements. Thus, new advanced cutting-edge synthetic motor oil formulations were created. Around this time (late 2000s) manufacturers began to establish their own unique oil quality standards rather than relying solely on API and ACEA standards to ensure the correct type of oil was being used in their engines. Volkswagen has created very specific recommended oil formulas for their engines and 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 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 oil change intervals are 10,000 miles or higher. Audi oil must provide maximum lubrication and performance. Providing stable long-term lubrication protection for extended Audi oil change intervals can only be achieved when the designed and designated Audi motor oil quality specification is used.

Using conventional motor oil that does not meet Audi 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 oil that states that it has been approved or meets your corresponding Audi oil quality standards.

Approved Audi 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 Oil2006-10 Audi Jetta and Audi Golf 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 oil type VW 502 00. Blauparts' Ravenol HPS 5W-30 oil meets Audi oil quality standard VW 502 00.

  2. Audi 505 01 TDI Oil Spec - Ravenol VPD Audi Oil 2003-2006 Audi Jetta, Audi Golf, Audi Beetle, Audi Passat TDI models with PD (Pumpe-Düse) have a very unique fuel injector system. Each fuel injector acts as both a fuel pump and a fuel injector. The engine's camshaft activates the fuel injector piston pump with a roller rocker arm and applies high mechanical loads to the camshafts. A special blend of TDI motor oil was created and is required to properly lubricate this advanced TDI (Pumpe-Düse) fuel injector system. Our Ravenol VPD TDI motor oil was specifically engineered for the Pumpe-Düse system. Ravenol's oil formulation is composed of the highest quality synthetic base stock and complimented with a special additive package that meets the demands of VW 505 01 TDI oil specifications. Blauparts' Ravenol VPD 5W-40 oil meets Audi oil quality standard VW 505 01.

  3. Audi 507 00 Oil Spec - Ravenol VMP Audi Oil2006 - on Audi Touareg TDI, 2009 - on Audi Jetta TDI, 2010 - on Audi Golf TDI models with TDI engines, 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 oil quality standard VW 507 00.

Recommended 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 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.

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

    Ravenol VMO Audi Oil 5W-40

    Meets Audi oil quality standard
    Audi 502 00 oil specification.


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

    Ravenol VMO Audi Motor Oil Features:
    Manufactured in Germany

    • Specially formulated to improve fuel economy.
    Exclusive formulation that allows for extended Audi motor oil change intervals.

    • Exceptional oil film stability, and anti-wear protection in demanding performance conditions.

    • High thermal stability and oil oxidation resistance, helping to maintain internal engine cleanliness.

    • Good cold weather lubrication and cold temperature starting characteristics.

    • Outstanding prevention of engine carbon, lacquer, and sludge deposit build up.

    • Compatible with catalysts

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

    Ravenol HPS Audi Oil 5W-30

    Meets Audi oil quality standard
    Audi 502 00 oil specification.


    Other Audi Oil Specs:
    SAE 5W-30
    ACEA A3 / B3
    ACEA A3 / B4
    API SM , SL , CF

    Ravenol HPS Audi Motor Oil Features:
    Manufactured in Germany

    • Excellent overall lubrication in cold conditions and quick cold weather starting.

    • Outstanding prevention of engine carbon, lacquer, and sludge deposit build up.

    • High thermal stability and oil oxidation resistance in maintaining internal engine cleanliness.

    • Excellent engine lubrication, oil film stability, and anti-wear protection in the most demanding engine performance conditions.

    • Compatible with catalysts.

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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 503 00 Oil - VW 503 00 Oil Spec - WIVRecommended VW 503 00 Oil Specification

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

Ravenol WIV II Audi Oil 0W-30

Meets Audi oil quality standard Audi 503 00 motor oil specification.

Other Audi Oil Specs:
SAE 0W-30
ACEA A5 / B5
API SM , CF




Ravenol WIV II Audi Motor Oil Features:
Manufactured in Germany

• Exclusive long-life formulation that allows for extended Audi motor oil change intervals.

• Up to an 8% increase in fuel economy when compared to other brand name motor oils.

• Excellent overall lubrication and quick cold weather starting in extreme temperatures.

• Exceptional oil film stability, and anti-wear protection in demanding performance conditions.

• Superior oil oxidation resistance, helping to maintain internal engine cleanliness.

• Outstanding prevention of engine carbon, lacquer, and sludge deposit build up.

• Assists in the neutralization of engine oil acids.

• Compatible with catalysts.

Purchase LINKS
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503 00 Audi Oil - 5 Liter
503 00 Audi Oil - 5 Liter Case of 4


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Recommended VW 504 00 Oil Specification

VW 504 00 Oil - VW 504 00 Oil Spec - VPDRecent 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.

Ravenol VMP Audi Oil 5W-30

Meets Audi oil quality standard Audi 504 00 motor oil specification.

Other Audi Oil Specs:
OEM Reference G 052 195 M4
SAE 5W-30
ACEA A3 / B4
ACEA C3
API SM

Ravenol VMP Audi Motor Oil Features:
Manufactured in Germany

• Designed for Euro IV and Euro V vehicles requiring low SAPS technology. (Sulphated Ash, Phosphorus and Sulphur)

• Reduced vehicle polluting emissions. Ensures DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) and TCW (Three Way Catalyst) longevity.

• Designed for extended drain intervals.

• Specially formulated to improve fuel economy.

• Quick cold weather starting and good lubrication at temperatures as low as -30°C. (-22°F)

• Reduced oil consumption thanks to the use of high end synthetic base oils.

• Outstanding prevention of engine carbon, lacquer, and sludge deposit build up.

• High thermal stability and oil oxidation resistance in maintaining internal engine cleanliness.

• Excellent engine lubrication, oil film stability, and anti-wear protection in the most demanding engine performance conditions.

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Recommended VW 505 00 Oil Specification

Recent Audi oil specification for most TDI Audi engines.

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

    Ravenol VMO Audi Oil 5W-40

    Meets Audi oil quality standard
    Audi 505 00 oil specification.


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

    Ravenol VMO Audi Motor Oil Features:
    Manufactured in Germany

    • Specially formulated to improve fuel economy.
    Exclusive formulation that allows for extended Audi motor oil change intervals.

    • Exceptional oil film stability, and anti-wear protection in demanding performance conditions.

    • High thermal stability and oil oxidation resistance, helping to maintain internal engine cleanliness.

    • Good cold weather lubrication and cold temperature starting characteristics.

    • Outstanding prevention of engine carbon, lacquer, and sludge deposit build up.

    • Compatible with catalysts

    Purchase LINKS
    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

    Ravenol HPS Audi Oil 5W-30

    Meets Audi oil quality standard
    Audi 505 00 oil specification.


    Other Audi Oil Specs:
    SAE 5W-30
    ACEA A3 / B3
    ACEA A3 / B4
    API SM , SL , CF

    Ravenol HPS Audi Motor Oil Features:
    Manufactured in Germany

    • Excellent overall lubrication in cold conditions and quick cold weather starting.

    • Outstanding prevention of engine carbon, lacquer, and sludge deposit build up.

    • High thermal stability and oil oxidation resistance in maintaining internal engine cleanliness.

    • Excellent engine lubrication, oil film stability, and anti-wear protection in the most demanding engine performance conditions.

    • Compatible with catalysts.

    Purchase LINKS
    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 - VW 505 01 Oil Spec - VPDRecommended VW 505 01 Oil Specification

All season viscosity Audi oil that was created especially for TDI models with PD (Pump-Duse) pump injector units.

Ravenol VPD Audi Oil 5W-40

Meets Audi oil quality standard Audi 505 01 oil specification.

Other Audi Oil Specs:
SAE 5W-40
ACEA A3 / B3
ACEA A3 / B4
API SL , CF

 

Ravenol VPD Audi Motor Oil Features:
Manufactured in Germany

• Neutralization of engine oil acids typical of diesel engines.

• Designed with extended drain intervals in mind. Outstanding fuel economy, up to 5% increase based on comparisons versus others most commonly used.

• Excellent protection in extreme cold and warm conditions.

• Quick cold weather starting.

• Outstanding prevention of engine carbon, lacquer, and sludge deposit build up.

• High thermal stability and oil oxidation resistance in maintaining internal engine cleanliness.

• Excellent engine lubrication, oil film stability, and anti-wear protection in the most demanding conditions.

• Compatible with catalysts.


Purchase LINKS
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VW 506 00 Oil - VW 506 00 Oil Spec - WIVRecommended 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.

Ravenol WIV II Audi Oil 0W-30

Meets Audi oil quality standard Audi 506 00 motor oil specification.

Other Audi Oil Specs:
SAE 0W-30
ACEA A5 / B5
API SM , CF



Ravenol WIV II Audi Motor Oil Features:
Manufactured in Germany

• Exclusive long-life formulation that allows for extended Audi motor oil change intervals.

• Up to an 8% increase in fuel economy when compared to other brand name motor oils.

• Excellent overall lubrication and quick cold weather starting in extreme temperatures.

• Exceptional oil film stability, and anti-wear protection in demanding performance conditions.

• Superior oil oxidation resistance, helping to maintain internal engine cleanliness.

• Outstanding prevention of engine carbon, lacquer, and sludge deposit build up.

• Assists in the neutralization of engine oil acids.

• Compatible with catalysts.

Purchase LINKS
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 506 01 Oil - VW 506 01 Oil Spec - WIVRecommended VW 506 01 Oil Specification

Multi viscosity Audi oil for the latest TDI models with PD (Pump-Duse) pump injector units requiring 0W-30 viscosity. Can be used in place of 505 01 for colder climates where lighter viscosity in needed.

Ravenol WIV II Audi Oil 0W-30

Meets Audi oil quality standard Audi 506 01 motor oil specification.

Other Audi Oil Specs:
SAE 0W-30
ACEA A5 / B5
API SM , CF



Ravenol WIV II Audi Motor Oil Features:
Manufactured in Germany

• Exclusive long-life formulation that allows for extended Audi motor oil change intervals.

• Up to an 8% increase in fuel economy when compared to other brand name motor oils.

• Excellent overall lubrication and quick cold weather starting in extreme temperatures.

• Exceptional oil film stability, and anti-wear protection in demanding performance conditions.

• Superior oil oxidation resistance, helping to maintain internal engine cleanliness.

• Outstanding prevention of engine carbon, lacquer, and sludge deposit build up.

• Assists in the neutralization of engine oil acids.

• Compatible with catalysts.

Purchase LINKS
506 01 Audi Oil - 1 Liter
506 01 Audi Oil - 5 Liter
506 01 Audi Oil - 5 Liter Case of 4


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VW 507 00 Oil - VW 507 00 Oil Spec - VPDRecommended VW 507 00 Oil Specification

Recent oil designed for TDI vehicles equipped with the new PD (Particulate Diesel) filter that call for or require extended long life oil change intervals.

Ravenol VMP Audi Oil 5W-30

Meets Audi oil quality standard Audi 507 00 motor oil specification.

Other Audi Oil Specs:
OEM Reference G 052 195 M4
SAE 5W-30
ACEA A3 / B4
ACEA C3
API SM


Ravenol VMP Audi Motor Oil Features:
Manufactured in Germany

• Designed for Euro IV and Euro V vehicles requiring low SAPS technology. (Sulphated Ash, Phosphorus and Sulphur)

• Reduced vehicle polluting emissions. Ensures DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) and TCW (Three Way Catalyst) longevity.

• Designed for extended drain intervals.

• Specially formulated to improve fuel economy.

• Quick cold weather starting and good lubrication at temperatures as low as -30°C. (-22°F)

• Reduced oil consumption thanks to the use of high end synthetic base oils.

• Outstanding prevention of engine carbon, lacquer, and sludge deposit build up.

• High thermal stability and oil oxidation resistance in maintaining internal engine cleanliness.

• Excellent engine lubrication, oil film stability, and anti-wear protection in the most demanding engine performance conditions.

Purchase LINKS
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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