recommended engine Oil for a 1972 VW Beetle?

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Asked by Apr 08, 2013 at 01:40 PM about the 1972 Volkswagen Beetle

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

What is the commonly recommended engine Oil for a 1972 VW Beetle?

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The newer VeeDubs use a Euro spec oil. The '72 air cooled engine could use any of the modern oils. I would probably go with a synthetic 5W30. --- I actually have to read Bob's recommendations to see what my next oil should be. My GM oil life monitor says 30% left so I'll need a oil change in the next couple months.

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10/30 winter. 10/40 summer.

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I would like to know the correct engine oil for a 1973 1200 cc beetle please.

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