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Dealer used Volkwagen oil in my engine?

So, I've had this car for 2 months now, bought it from a audi/porsche dealership used at 17k miles and the vehicle runs great. Anyway, today I decided read a littler closer into some of the services that were done, and one of them was an oil change in May. And I saw that the oil part number they used is ZVW-352-520-Q-DSP, when I googled the ID number, it came up as Volkwagen oil. So my question is, how dangerous is it that they did not use the recommended manufacturer oil?



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not good at all.....IMHO, drain it asap and replace with the proper spec'd oil


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not good at all.....IMHO, drain it asap and replace with the proper spec'd oil
To be more specific that part number apparently is Castrol Syntec 5W-40. I wonder how terrible it is for our 5.0 Engines..

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The spec's are so different that only a real oil engineer would know, but, IMHO, it's nothing to panic over, but I would get it changed out asap
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Checking on this looks to be equivalent to Castrol Syntec 5W 20 which is absolutely fine for your engine. They went so far as to get you a factory Ford oil filter which says a lot. I honestly would not be worried in the least, but you could have bought the oil cheaper and brought it yourself, next time.
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Checking on this looks to be equivalent to Castrol Syntec 5W 20 which is absolutely fine for your engine. They went so far as to get you a factory Ford oil filter which says a lot. I honestly would not be worried in the least, but you could have bought the oil cheaper and brought it yourself, next time.
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The spec's are so different that only a real oil engineer would know, but, IMHO, it's nothing to panic over, but I would get it changed out asap

Okay, thanks for the reassurance. I'm going to get the oil changed myself, right now.

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I'm pretty sure in the real world these days, any "decent" oil will meet or exceed the manufacturer's specs, so I don't think it is a big deal. That said, they only charged 5 bucks for the oil, so that tells me it is cheap stuff, whatever it is. I think I would change it out for a good synthetic just to be safe, and next time you go for an oil change, provide the oil. Some shops will scowl a bit if you ask them to do that, I guess they are offended that their oil is not good enough or too expensive, but usually they will do it.

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agree....I wouldn't worry. As long as they used 8 qts.

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People get way too wound up about this stuff
it's one oil change. Over the course for the life of your car I highly doubt one oil change is going to make or break you.

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5W 40 is not equivalent to 5W 20

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It is Castrol 5w,20, run it until it is time for an oil change and don't worry about it.
It is only VW oil if they put it in a VW, since it went into a Mustang it is Ford Oil.

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It's not like you got a blood transfusion from a sheep or something. Car people do tend to get a little OCD about things at times, including me but oil is not one of the things I get my shorts in a knot over. Even though I always use the same high quality brand and weight oil, I would not hesitate to use any other quality brand if mine were to suddenly go off the market.


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FWIW, many dealerships buy oil in bulk from a local distributor and pump it through a distribution system in the garage. The only place you will get the manufactures oil is at the parts counter.
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