Volkswagen Oil Standards – lists of all approved oils – Skoda – Audi – Seat

Volkswagen introduced it’s own specifications for engine oil in the mid 1990’s and these cover Volkswagen, Skoda, Audi and Seat made cars.

There are two new VW standards for oils, 504.00 for petrol powered engines and 507.00 for diesel powered engines. Introduced in late 2005, whilst these are seperate standards every oil made to date has meet the requirements of both standards. Hence why VW refer to the standards as 504.00/507.00.

All VW petrol and diesel engines with the exception of the Touareg R5 and V10 diesels with pump nozzles can use these new oils. Most Volkswagen cars come with a factory fill (first fill) of Castrol SLX Professional Powerflow Longlife III which was joint engineered by Volkswagen and Castrol.

Volkswagen 501.01/505.00 Approved Oils

Volkswagen 502.00/505.00/505.01 Approved Oils

Volkswagen 502.00/505.00 Approved Oils

Volkswagen 505.01 Approved Oils

Volkswagen 503.00/506.00 Approved Oils

Volkswagen 503.00/506.01 Approved Oils

Volkswagen 503.01 Approved Oils

Volkswagen 504.00/507.00 Approved Oils

List of the most common VW standards

  • VW 500.00 – VW spec for multigrade engine oils for petrol engines with SAE 5W-X/10W-X viscosity for engines built up until August 1999 (MY 2000).
  • VW 500.00 + 505.00 – Oil meets both VW 500.00 and 505.00 spec.
  • VW 501.01 – VW spec for petrol engines for engines built up until August 1999 (MY 2000).
  • VW 501.14 – Brake fluid with low viscosity, VW 2006>.
  • VW 502.00 – VW spec, oil for petrol engines. Successor of VW 501.01 & 500.00 spec.
  • VW 503.00 – Long-life petrol engine oil for VW cars with WIV. Meets ACEA A1, SAE 0W-30 or 5W-30. Suitable for the AUDI S4, engines with an output greater than 180bhp should use 503.01 or 504.00/507.00.
  • VW 503.01 – Special engine oil for some VW petrol engines. SAE 5W-30. Suitable for the Ausi RS4, TT, S3 and A8 6.0 V12.
  • VW 504.00 – Long-life petrol engines with WIV.
  • VW 505.00 – Passanger car diesel engine oil, minimum performance level CCMC PD-2. Lists viscosities:- SAE 5W-50, 10W-50/60, 15W-40/50, 20W-40/50 requiring 13% max evaporation loss and SAE 5W-30/40, 10W-30/40 requiring 15% max evaporation loss.
  • VW 505.01 – Special engine oil for VW turbodiesel with pump-injector-unit and for the V8 commonrail turbodiesel engines. Meets ACEA B4 SAE 5W-40 spec.
  • VW 506.00 – Special long-life engine oil for turbodiesel engines with WIV, viscosity is SAE 0W-30.
  • VW 506.01 – Special long-life oil for turbodiesel engines with pump-injector-unit with WIV.
  • VW 507.00 – Long-life diesel engine oil with WIV.
  • VW 508.00 – Fuel economy low saps oil in development.

WIV is extended drain periods up to 30,000km or 24 months.

VW OIL Requirements (1998-2006)

20 thoughts on “Volkswagen Oil Standards – lists of all approved oils – Skoda – Audi – Seat”

  1. Hi ,
    Can you,please recomend me oil for Golf4 variant 1.6 petrol 8V 2000 year
    Im using Shell helix 5w-40 ultra and having loose of oil
    Can i change on 10w-40
    Wich standard is recomended for my car (from 500.00 to 508 standard)
    Best regards
    Milos

  2. On Motor-talk.de they’re talking about FW v2700. VW is releasing new map discs later this. v5 is the latest right now but they’re going to be superseded with v6. v6 has Q42008 data similar to the BMW maps.

  3. Hi
    I have a 2002 volkswagon Caddy. 1.9 sdi
    Could you please recommend a suitable oil for cold temperatures?

    Regards
    Calum

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  5. HET TEAM HAVE JUST GOT A NEW DIESEL YETI 2lt..ARE YOU GUYS GOING A WHOLE 15.000 KM ON AN OIL CHANGE ???????..WHAT FULL SYNTHETIC OIL DO YOU SUGGEST..HAVE HAD SEVERAL DIESEL ALL BIG HEAVY SIXES..DAVE AUSTRALIA

  6. I have recently owned a VW GOLF TOURAN, i have loved its speed,stability and confort.
    i have chalkenges of service. I needed to learn more before i give it to the local mechanics to service it. Which oils to use and how often to change it.
    thx, Charles.

  7. Am driving a VW Jetta 2012….what is the best oil to use?….I been suggested by VW service garage to look for Castrol 5w-40..but is so hard to find.

  8. I have a Golf MK4 1.8t 20 v and has 250,000 km, I want to know what Oil should I buy and what is Standard Oil .
    that you would suggest you
    thanks.

  9. How about the new “Hyper-mileage” thin oils EX: Idemitsu’s “Genuine Mazda 0W-20 GF-5 with Moly – Synthetic Engine Oil” – ILSAC GF-5 certified?
    Is the VW 504 spec included within the ILSAC GF-5 requirements? These new low viscosity synthetic oils are getting rave reviews against wear, consumption (a GTI issue for sure…) and poor fuel economy. Anyone?

  10. Hi ,
    Can you,please recomend me an engine oil for my VW beetle, model 1302, 1192cc, NO oil filter, chassis No. 1122847576, engine No. D 0953398.

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