How To Find Out What Type of VW Oil To Use

Wondering how to find out what type of VW oil your model uses? VW oil recommendations, specifications, quality standards, and oil viscosity weight are specified in your owner's manual. If you have lost your owner's manual and are having difficulty determining what type of motor oil to use, you may wish to refer to our BLAU® VW Oil Change Kits which match the correct VW oil for your specific model.

What VW Oil Type - How To Find VW OilAs an independent Audi VW service garage with decades 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 VW 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!

VW Jetta Oils
VW Golf Oils
VW Beetle Oils
VW Passat Oils
VW Touareg Oils
VW Phaeton Oils
VW Rabbit Oils
VW Tiguan Oils
VW Eos Oils
VW CC Oils

NOTE: Many pre 2004 VW owner's manuals did not list the actual VW oil spec (e.g. VW 502 00). Older manuals many only list the SAE (Society of American Engineers), API (American Petroleum Institute), and ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers Association) specs.

Recommended Oil Specs for VW Jetta Models

Recommended VW Jetta oil, specifications, quality standards, and oil viscosity weight are specified in your owner's manual. If you have lost your owner's manual and are having difficulty determining what type of VW Jetta oil to use, you may wish to refer to our BLAU® VW Jetta Oil Change Kits which match the correct VW Jetta oil for your specific model.

Diesel Engines
VW Jetta 1.9 Diesel Oil Specs
1993-1998 Jetta 1.9L TDI (Canada) models use VW 505 00 oil spec.
1997-1999 Jetta 1.9L TDI models use VW 505 00 oil spec.
1999-2004 Jetta 1.9L TDI models with ALH Engine Code use VW 505 00 oil spec.
2004-2005 Jetta 1.9L TDI models with BEW Engine Code use VW 505 01 oil spec.
2005-2006 Jetta 1.9L TDI models with BRM Engine Code use VW 505 01 oil spec.
VW Jetta 2.0 Diesel Oil Specs
2010-2014 Jetta 2.0L TDI models use VW 507 00 oil spec.
2015 Jetta 2.0L TDI models use VW 507 00 oil spec.
 
Gasonline Engines
VW Jetta 2.0 Non-Turbo Oil Specs
1993-1999 Jetta 2.0L (III) models use VW 502 00 oil spec.
1999-2005 Jetta 2.0L (IV) models use VW 502 00 oil spec.
VW Jetta 2.0 Turbo Oil Specs
2006-2007 Jetta 2.0T models use VW 502 00 oil spec.
2008 Jetta 2.0T models with BPY Engine Code use VW 502 00 oil spec.
2008 Jetta 2.0T models with CBFA or CCTA Engine Codes use VW 502 00 oil spec.
2009 Jetta 2.0T models use VW 502 00 oil spec.
2010-2014 Jetta 2.0T models use VW 502 00 oil spec.
2013-2017 Jetta 2.0T models use VW 502 00 oil spec.
VW Jetta 2.8 Oil Specs
1996-1999 Jetta VR6 with AAA Engine Code models use VW 502 00 oil spec.
1999-2002 Jetta VR6 with AFP Engine Code models use VW 502 00 oil spec.
2002-2004 Jetta VR6 models use VW 502 00 oil spec.
VW Jetta 1.8 Turbo Oil Specs
2000-2005 Jetta 1.8T models use VW 502 00 oil spec.
2014-2017 Jetta 1.8T models use VW 502 00 oil spec.
VW Jetta 2.5 Oil Specs
2007-2010 Jetta 2.5L models use VW 502 00 oil spec.
2010-2015 Jetta 2.5L models use VW 502 00 oil spec.
VW Jetta 1.4 Turbo Oil Specs
2013-2017 Jetta 1.4T models use VW 502 00 oil spec.

Recommended Oil Specs for VW Golf Models

Recommended VW Golf oil, specifications, quality standards, and oil viscosity weight are specified in your owner's manual. If you have lost your owner's manual and are having difficulty determining what type of VW Golf oil to use, you may wish to refer to our BLAU® VW Golf Oil Change Kits, which match the correct VW Golf oil for your specific model.

Diesel Engines
VW Golf Diesel Oil Specs
1993-1998 Golf 1.9L TDI (Canada) models use VW 505 00 oil spec.
1997-1999 Golf 1.9L TDI models use VW 505 00 oil spec.
1999-2004 Golf 1.9L TDI models with ALH Engine Code use VW 505 00 oil spec.
2004-2006 Golf 1.9L TDI models with BEW Engine Code use VW 505 01 oil spec.
2010-2014 Golf 2.0L TDI models use VW 507 00 oil spec.
2015 Golf 2.0L TDI models use VW 507 00 oil spec.
 
Gasoline Engines
VW Golf 2.0 Non-Turbo Oil Specs
1993-1999 Golf 2.0L (III) models use VW 502 00 oil spec.
1993-2002 Golf Cabriolet 2.0L models use VW 502 00 oil spec.
1999-2006 Golf 2.0L (IV) models use VW 502 00 oil spec.
VW Golf 2.0 Turbo Oil Specs
2006-2007 Golf 2.0T models use VW 502 00 oil spec.
2008 Golf 2.0T models with BPY Engine Code use VW 502 00 oil spec.
2008 Golf 2.0T models with CBFA or CCTA Engine Codes use VW 502 00 oil spec.
2009 Golf 2.0T models use VW 502 00 oil spec.
2010-2014 Golf 2.0T models use VW 502 00 oil spec.
2015-2017 Golf 2.0T models use VW 502 00 oil spec.
VW Golf 2.8 Oil Specs
1995-1999 Golf VR6 models with AAA Engine Code use VW 502 00 oil spec.
1999-2002 Golf VR6 models with AFP Engine Code use VW 502 00 oil spec.
2002-2006 Golf VR6 models use VW 502 00 oil spec.
VW Golf 3.2 Oil Specs
2004 and 2008 Golf VR6 R32 models use VW 502 00 oil spec.
VW Golf 1.8 Turbo Oil Specs
2000-2006 Golf 1.8T models use VW 502 00 oil spec.
2015-2017 Golf 1.8T models use VW 502 00 oil spec.
VW Golf 2.5 Oil Specs
2010-2014 Golf 2.5L models use VW 502 00 oil spec.

Recommended Oil Specs for VW Beetle Models

Recommended VW Beetle oil, specifications, quality standards, and oil viscosity weight are specified in your owner's manual. If you have lost your owner's manual and are having difficulty determining what type of VW Beetle oil to use, you may wish to refer to our BLAU® VW Beelte Oil Change Kits, which match the correct VW Beetle oil for your specific model.

Diesel Engines
VW Beetle 1.9 TDI Oil Specs
1998-2004 Beetle 1.9L TDI models with ALH Engine Code use VW 505 00 oil spec.
2004-2008 Beetle 1.9L TDI models with BEW Engine Code use VW 505 01 oil spec.
2013-2014 Beetle 2.0L TDI models use VW 507 00 oil spec.
2015 Beetle 2.0L TDI models use VW 507 00 oil spec.
 
Gasoline Engines
VW Beetle 2.0 Non-Turbo Oil Specs
1998-2005 Beetle 2.0L models use VW 502 00 oil spec.
VW Beetle 2.0 Turbo Oil Specs
2012-2013 Beetle 2.0T models with CCTA or CBFA Engine Codes use VW 502 00 oil spec.
2013 Beetle 2.0T models with CPPA or CPLA Engine Codes use VW 502 00 oil spec.
2014-2017 Beetle 2.0T models use VW 502 00 oil spec.
VW Beetle 1.8 Turbo Oil Specs
1999-2005 Beetle 1.8T models use VW 502 00 oil spec.
2014-2017 Beetle 1.8T models use VW 502 00 oil spec.
VW Beetle 2.5 Oil Specs
2006-2010 Beetle 2.5L models use VW 502 00 oil spec.
2012-2014 Beetle 2.5L models use VW 502 00 oil spec.

Recommended Oil Specs for VW Passat Models

Recommended VW Passat oil, specifications, quality standards, and oil viscosity weight are specified in your owner's manual. If you have lost your owner's manual and are having difficulty determining what type of VW Passat oil to use, you may wish to refer to our BLAU® VW Passat Oil Change Kits, which match the correct VW Passat oil for your specific model.

Diesel Engines
VW Passat 1.9 TDI Oil Specs
1992-1995 Passat 1.9L TDI models use VW 505 00 oil spec.
1996-1997 Passat 1.9L TDI models with AHU or IZ Engine Codes use VW 505 00 oil spec.
2004-2005 Passat 2.0L TDI models with BHW Engine Code use VW 505 01 oil spec.
2012-2014 Passat 2.0L TDI models use VW 505 01 oil spec.
 
Gasoline Engines
VW Passat 2.8 Oil Specs
1993-95 Passat 2.8L VR6 models use VW 502 00 oil spec.
1996-97 Passat 2.8L VR6 models use VW 502 00 oil spec.
1998-05 Passat 2.8L 30V models use VW 502 00 oil spec.
VW Passat 2.0 Non-Turbo and Turbo Oil Specs
1995-1997 Passat 2.0L models use VW 502 00 oil spec.
2006-2008 Passat 2.0T models with BPY Engine Code use VW 502 00 oil spec.
2008-2010 Passat 2.0T models with CBFA or CCTA Engine Codes use VW 502 00 oil spec.
VW Passat 1.8 Turbo Oil Specs
1998-1999 Passat 1.8T models use VW 502 00 oil spec.
2000 Passat 1.8T models use VW 502 00 oil spec. Owners will need to confirm their VIN.
2001-2005 Passat 1.8T models use VW 502 00 oil spec.
2014-2015 Passat 1.8T models use VW 502 00 oil spec.
VW Passat 2.5 Oil Specs
2012-2014 Passat 2.5L models use VW 502 00 oil spec.
VW Passat 3.6 Oil Specs
2006-2008 Passat 3.6L VR6 models use VW 502 00 oil spec.
VW Passat 4.0 Oil Specs
2001-2004 Passat 4.0L W8 models use VW 503 01 or VW 504 00 oil spec.

Recommended Oil Specs for VW Touareg Models

Recommended VW Touareg oil, specifications, quality standards, and oil viscosity weight are specified in your owner's manual. If you have lost your owner's manual and are having difficulty determining what type of VW Touareg oil to use, you may wish to refer to our BLAU® VW Touareg Oil Change Kits, which match the correct VW Touareg oil for your specific model.

Diesel Engines
VW Touareg 5.0 TDI Oil Specs
2004 Touareg TDI 5.0 models with BKW Engine Code use VW 506 01 oil spec.
2006-2007 Touareg TDI 5.0 models with BKF Engine Code use VW 507 00 oil spec.
VW Touareg 3.0 TDI Oil Specs
2009-2012 Touareg 3.0L TDI models use VW 507 00 oil spec.
2013-2014 Touareg 3.0L TDI models use VW 507 00 oil spec.
 
Gasoline Engines
VW Touareg 3.2 Oil Specs
2004-2006 Touareg 3.2L VR6 models use VW 502 00 oil spec.
2007-2011 Touareg 3.6L VR6 models use VW 502 00 oil spec.
VW Touareg 4.2 Oil Specs
2004-2007 Touareg 4.2L models use VW 502 00 oil spec.
2007-2009 Touareg 4.2L models use VW 502 00 oil spec.
VW Touareg 3.0 Supercharged Oil Specs
2011-2012 Touareg 3.0T models use VW 502 00 oil spec.
2013-2014 Touareg 3.0T models use VW 502 00 oil spec.

Recommended Oil Specs for VW Phaeton Models

Recommended VW Phaeton oil, specifications, quality standards, and oil viscosity weight are specified in your owner's manual. If you have lost your owner's manual and are having difficulty determining what type of VW Phaeton oil to use, you may wish to refer to our BLAU® VW Phaeton Oil Change Kits, which match the correct VW Phaeton oil for your specific model.

VW Phaeton Oil Specs
2004-2006 Phaeton 4.2L 40V models use VW 502 00 oil specs.
2004-2005 Phaeton 6.0L 48V W12 models use VW 503 01 or VW 504 00 oil specs.
2006 Phaeton 6.0L 48V W12 models use VW 503 01 or VW 504 00 oil specs.

Recommended Oil Specs for VW Rabbit Models

Recommended VW Rabbit oil, specifications, quality standards, and oil viscosity weight are specified in your owner's manual. If you have lost your owner's manual and are having difficulty determining what type of VW Rabbit oil to use, you may wish to refer to our BLAU® VW Rabbit Oil Change Kits, which match the correct VW Rabbit oil for your specific model.

VW Rabbit Oil Specs
2006-2009 Rabbit 2.5L models use VW 502 00 oil spec.

Recommended Oil Specs for VW Eos Models

Recommended VW Eos oil, specifications, quality standards, and oil viscosity weight are specified in your owner's manual. If you have lost your owner's manual and are having difficulty determining what type of VW Eos oil to use, you may wish to refer to our BLAU® VW Eos Oil Change Kits, which match the correct VW Eos oil for your specific model.

VW Eos Oil Specs
2007 Eos 2.0T model uses VW 502 00 oil spec.
2008-2010 Eos 2.0T models with BPY Engine Code use VW 502 00 oil spec.
2008-2010 Eos 2.0T models with CBFA or CCTA Engine Codes use VW 502 00 oil spec.
2011-2017 Eos 2.0L models use VW 502 00 oil spec.
2007-2008 Eos 3.2L VR6 models use VW 502 00 oil spec.

Recommended Oil Specs for VW CC Models

Recommended VW CC oil, specifications, quality standards, and oil viscosity weight are specified in your owner's manual. If you have lost your owner's manual and are having difficulty determining what type of VW CC oil to use, you may wish to refer to our BLAU® VW CC Oil Change Kits, which match the correct VW CC oil for your specific model.

VW CC Oil Specs
2009-2014 CC 2.0T models use VW 502 00 oil spec.
2009-2016 CC 3.6L VR6 models use VW 502 00 oil spec.

Recommended Oil Specs for VW Tiguan Models

Recommended VW Tiguan oil, specifications, quality standards, and oil viscosity weight are specified in your owner's manual. If you have lost your owner's manual and are having difficulty determining what type of VW Tiguan oil to use, you may wish to refer to our BLAU® VW Tiguan Oil Change Kits, which match the correct VW Tiguan oil for your specific model.

VW Tiguan Oil Specs
2009-2018 Tiguan 2.0T models use VW 502 00 oil spec. (Older Limited 5N Body Style Chassis)
2018-2019 Tiguan 2.0T models use VW 508 00 oil spec. (New BW2 Body Style Chassis)