Seat Leon >> Oil properties

Fig. 143 Types of oil

Fig. 143 Types of oil according to temperature

Viscosity
The viscosity class of the oil is selected according to the diagram.

When the ambient temperature falls outside the limits of the scale for a short period, an oil change is not required.

a) Only use recommended oils, otherwise you may damage the engine.

a) Only use recommended oils, otherwise you may damage the engine.

Mono-grade oil
Single grade oils are generally not suitable for all year round use, due to ranges of viscosity19).

These oils are only useful in a climate that is constantly very cold or very warm.

Engine oil additives
No type of additive should be mixed with the engine oil. The deterioration caused by these additives is not covered by the warranty.

Note
Before a long trip, we recommend finding an engine oil that conforms to the corresponding VW specifications and keeping it in the vehicle. This way, the correct engine oil will always be available for a top-up if needed.

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