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I have a five speed, and I need to find out what the suggested weight of oil I need to put in it.... it isn't a diesel, but I have been told to put in 15w-40...

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It depends where you live. If you live in a cold climate then a 0w50 would be best. If you live in the UK 10w40 or US 15w40. Check the owners handbook too to see what VW recommend.

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