The Case for Using Volvo-Specified Engine Oil

Jun 2021 | 3 comments

Regular oil and filter changes are a way of life for any vehicle. The life of a Volvo engine depends on this simple routine service.

But is it really so simple?

Castrol SAE 0W-20

Well sure. You just use a genuine Volvo oil filter and engine...

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  1. David Diriwachter

    This article states that the Castrol is the “only” approved oil. It seems you are saying that the Special Tec V 0W-20 by LIQUI MOLY with Volvo approval VCC RBS0-2AE is inadequate. Please confirm.

    • Automotive Tech Info

      Hi David,

      Volvo confirmed “that Castrol is the only approved oil supplier and Volvo only recommends EDGE Pro V 0W20 in the US.” Though there are other oil suppliers that may claim compatibility with Volvo vehicles, they are not the “Volvo approved” vendor for Volvo vehicles.

      Please let us know if you have any further questions.

  2. Frank Hanrahan

    Good article. I hope to see information such as this and how it relates to Porsche automobiles.

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