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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!

I'm pretty sure this was covered on one of the many oil threads but I can't find it. I believe it's still defaulting on your user manual, which is requiring the Volvo spec oil, with Castrol being recommended. I'd call the dealer to be sure though.

If you read that wording several times, it's very weird. It seems to be a directive to Volvo service centers, not the customers. I interpret it as: Volvo will not reimburse the dealer for oil related warranty work unless the dealer uses 0W20 Professional V. Some dealers were still using the 5W30 Professional V and I imagine the dealer would eat the warranty cost if they still used it against this update.

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