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FCP Euro OW-20 vs Castrol OW-20 for warranty.

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Silly question for everybody.

I'm still under my CPO warranty which expires later this year but the Volvo dealership I usually go to is a bit far for me to travel and they just raised prices a fair amount.

I had the piston ring repair done about a year ago and know I need to change oil with the OW-20 Volvo VCC RBS0-2AE spec. The first oil change after getting my piston rings repaired was with the Volvo dealership.

Do I need to have Castrol OW-20 VCC RBS0-2AE oil to keep my CPO warranty? The service bulletin says that I have to use Castrol but this doesn't seem correct.

"Maintenance or repairs on all model year vehicles with VEP4 2.0L engines requiring the replacement of engine oil must be performed using only Castrol EDGE Pro V 0W-20 oil. As of April 1, 2020, Volvo will not pay any oil maintenance or repairs claims that are performed without using Castrol EDGE Professional V 0W-20 oil. "

I was going to buy the FCP liqui moly oil which meets the VCC RBS0-2AE spec and have it changed at the local independent shop which is much cheaper and closer. Thanks in advance for any advice!

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Volvo now requires dealers to use the Castrol oil meeting the RBSO-2AE specification and will not reimburse them if they use any other oil in the Drive-E engines. I believe that this policy was put in place to get most Drive-E engines on what Volvo now considers to be the correct oil in the US market. I don't think they are saying that the car's warranty would be void if other brands of oil are used provided they meet the RBSO-2AE spec. Volvo is simply not going to reimburse their dealers for anything other that the Castrol Professional RBS0-2AE product.

You can use any oil that meets the Volvo RBSO-2AE specification. You are not limited as to which brand of oil you use provided it meets that specification.
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