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What kind of motor oil to put in my 2001 Volkswagen?

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Are you wanting to use conventional oil or synthetic?

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5w30 should be just fine. It should say right on the oil cap. Let me know if you have any questions and I'll do my best to answer them. Thank you for using FixYa.com!

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