My next oil change is not far and I need to make the choice.. I'm not sure between 0W-20 RBS0-2AE and 5W-30
0W-20 RBS0-2AE oil was designed by Volvo specifically for the Drive-E Engines, since this oil is not available in the US market, Volvo dealerships uses the 5W-30 on those cars instead, it's not any regular full SAE 0W-20.. it has to meet the Volvo VCC RBS0-2AE.
I have S60 Drive-E (Turbo 2.0L 4Cyl) and I live in a humid mountain area.
my options list includes:
0W-20 Volvo VCC RBS0-2AE (Oil made specifically for Volvo Drive-E) [NOT FOR 5 OR 6 CYL S60]
Castrol Edge Professional V 0W-20 (Rare in the US Market)
Liqui Moly Special Tec V SAE 0W-20 (Available in the US Market-Imported)
TOTAL QUARTZ 9000 V DRIVE 0W-20 FOR VOLVO DRIVE E (Rare in the US Market)
ROWE HIGHTEC SYNT RSV SAE 0W-20 (N\A)
Shell Helix Ultra Professional AS-L 0w-20 (N\A)
Castrol EDGE [SPT] 5W30
Castrol EDGE Professional A5 5W30
Castrol EDGE Extended Performance 5W30
Mobil 1 Extended Performance 5W30
Our dealer found the following in their Volvo diagnostic system under the design and function section:
"Oil system - General
The engines from the VEA family have an oil system with a variable oil pump, piston cooling and oil level sensor. Service intervals are 30,000km/one year (market dependent). The engine oil used is a fully synthetic oil with SAE 0W20 viscosity with designation VCC RBS0-2AE. The oil, which is specially developed for Volvo, must be used in all markets. The exception is the USA where, due to legal requirements on the market, ACEA A5/B5 5W30 is used. In order to optimize the engine's internal friction, the lubrication system has a fully variable oil pump. The oil pump's variable displacement contributes to reduced fuel consumption. None of the engines in the VEA family have a dipstick."
Thank you for contacting Volvo Cars USA. I hope your day is going well. 5W-30 is recommended in the United States over 0W-20 due to the fact that 5W-30 is easier to locate in the United States than 0W-20. Hope this helped, thank you.
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