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Author Topic: PD Oil VW 501.01  (Read 5836 times)

Offline bigjeeze

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PD Oil VW 501.01
« on: February 28, 2016, 12:51:54 PM »
For those who are interested - Costco do a 20 litre drum of Chevron Oil at 42.00 - and it clearly states on the label VW 505.01

That is a hell of a deal.  In addition GSF have had a series of 40% off weekend deals  so I bought a few oil filters Air filters etc at 40% off the usual price. The schemes include ALL parts. If you need it have a look!
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Offline bigdave982

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Re: PD Oil VW 501.01
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2016, 05:17:35 PM »
Bargain!! I mustve walked past that 100 times☺☺

Offline mike wilson

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Re: PD Oil VW 501.01
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2016, 09:36:39 AM »
I've been using it (Costco Chevron synthetic diesel oil) for nearly a decade.  Cheaper than chips and no issues whatsoever.

Offline bigdave982

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Re: PD Oil VW 501.01
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2016, 03:47:23 PM »
They do indeed sell it, ive got a pic of label but cant seem to upload from phone. Cant find out anything about it tho or confirm it is 505.01, maybe im not looking in right place. I get the feeling its not generally available in uk as all my searches for chevron oil specs go to US sites.

Also found in Asda fully synthetic for VW audi cars 504/507 spec 18 for 5 litres. Is 507 better than 505.01 ?4205-0

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Re: PD Oil VW 501.01
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2016, 03:48:20 PM »
So i can upload from phone☺☺

Offline Grant2012

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Re: PD Oil VW 501.01
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2016, 07:40:03 PM »
put your phone in a lower res when taking photos for the web. click on your pic above and you will see the true size of what you uploaded :D HUUUUGE!
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Offline bigdave982

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Re: PD Oil VW 501.01
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2016, 08:40:32 PM »
It was a big drum of oil☺☺

Offline Galasz1

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Re: PD Oil VW 501.01
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2016, 08:48:53 PM »
That oil is 505.00 not 505.01, so not a PD oil!

Offline mike wilson

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Re: PD Oil VW 501.01
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2016, 08:54:00 AM »
Ooops.  Can't read.  Me, that is.
« Last Edit: March 22, 2016, 08:55:12 AM by mike wilson »

Offline bigdave982

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Re: PD Oil VW 501.01
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2016, 09:11:46 AM »
That oil is 505.00 not 505.01, so not a PD oil!

Youre right it is!!! Just shows you have to read , not glance at the label!! Glad i didnt buy it now , well spotted

Offline mike wilson

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Re: PD Oil VW 501.01
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2016, 12:40:47 PM »
Also found in Asda fully synthetic for VW audi cars 504/507 spec 18 for 5 litres. Is 507 better than 505.01 ?

VW oil specs.
http://www.oilspecifications.org/volkswagen.php

You can go back up the tree to find JASO and API specs.

Offline bigjeeze

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Re: PD Oil VW 501.01
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2016, 07:56:37 PM »
The label on the oil I bought as it does on the label above clearly says 501.01 - Yes it also says 505.00 but I take that to mean it answers the specs for all . Put it this way - do you seriously believe that such a huge company as Chevron is going to lie?
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Offline Galasz1

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Re: PD Oil VW 501.01
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2016, 08:04:50 PM »
They're not lying mate!!! That's why they STATE 505.00 amongst the other specs. Therefore NOT a PD oil! Personally I use the Castrol 5w40 FST! PD of course.

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Re: PD Oil VW 501.01
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2016, 11:10:58 AM »
If it states that it meets or exceeds 501.01 then it must do or they are then lying or attempting to mislead. I am not sure why you feel that because it is, in essence, backwards compatible that it must mean that it doesn't cover the correct specs.
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Offline bigdave982

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Re: PD Oil VW 501.01
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2016, 12:27:14 PM »
Bottom line is 501.01 is not 505.01
Oil specs link confirms this

Offline bigjeeze

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Re: PD Oil VW 501.01
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2016, 05:07:47 PM »
OK I can see what you mean I obviously mistook what I saw it isn't 501.01 but 505.01 - I stand corrected!
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Offline Galasz1

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Re: PD Oil VW 501.01
« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2016, 12:28:23 PM »
In my opinion you should not use this oil in your gal mate!

Offline bigjeeze

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Re: PD Oil VW 501.01
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2016, 08:46:30 AM »
Probably not but as both my Gals have some serious mileage on them and I also change my oil at 5000 I don't think too much harm will be done - but if I can off load the oil else where then bingo!
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