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Conventional oil or synthetic??

I own a 2005/2 Jetta 2.5. i was wondering what oil this engine needs as I see that VW asks almost $100 for a full synthetic oil change while Carmax says they go by what is mentioned under hood, which they claim is conventional oil.

Please help as I don't want the wrong oil in my vehicle

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Do it yourself...oil changes are easy as hell to do. 30 bucks in oil, 4 dollar filter, half hour of your time.

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synthetic oil is made to perform better than conventional, well its not like you will notice the difference, but the synthetic will last much longer than conventional would, as for the expense, goo get like a manual that shows you how to change the oil on the 2.5, because ill sure there is on out there, good luck

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do you like your warranty, if vw finds out that you have been putting conventional oil in the 2.5, you will not have a power train warranty!!!!!!
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do you like your warranty, if vw finds out that you have been putting conventional oil in the 2.5, you will not have a power train warranty!!!!!!
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wow thats something i didnt know, well if thats the case, its makes even more sense to get sythenic, then dont it

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Do it yourself...oil changes are easy as hell to do. 30 bucks in oil, 4 dollar filter, half hour of your time.
+1...on the DIY....I've had techs use the wrong oil before. Also had my hood not fully latched when they return the car to parking lot. Open it up and there is visegrips sitting right on top of grill. Thank god he guy did not try to force her shut and wreck my hood and grill.
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Use the synthetic. It's not THAT much more expensive and using an oil that does not meet VW spec 502.00 will indeed void any warranty on internally lubricated engine components.

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