What kind of oil should I use in my '87 Golf

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Asked by Sep 21, 2007 at 06:02 PM about the 1987 Volkswagen Golf

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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what motor? most likly 10w / 40

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Most manufacturers recommend 5w-30 for all cars now. Even if they originally said 10W-30, they now say that 5W-30 is totally fine too. I know that Ford did this. If it gets REALLY cold where you are, 5w-30. Otherwise 10W-30 would be fine too.

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DO NOT USE 5W30 (like that other responder mentioned) in 98 or older vdubs you will ruin the engine ! Ask any dealer they will tell u the same, ALL volkswagens 98 and older use 15W40 diesel grade, doesn't matter if its a 1.8, 2.0 gas or the 1.6, 1.9 diesel engines they ALL use 15W40, failure to use this grade of oil in noted engine 98 and older will severely damage it.

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There are certainly just as many prophets as there are car-brands.... You can usa almost any well-known brand of oil. I would recommend the new Valvoline MAXLIFE. Otherwise the Castrol GTX 15W-40 High milage. good luck Jan

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the chap who told you 2 use 15w40 grade oil is correct , dont put any other grades in your car it could damage your engine !jk

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I put 15w40 in my rabbit, golf, and jetta

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what would a 1986 golf gas take the motor is a 1.8

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