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  1. auto-RX for sludge?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ive noticed after pulling my oil fill cap I can see crusty oil chunks around in the top of the head. I have been doing a lot of reading on this auto-rx stuff and it seems to work really well, but I haven't seen any recent threads on it. I asked the PO if there was ever any STOP light on the dash...
  2. Has anyone seen the Auto-Rx 12 year anniversary sale price.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Has anyone seen the Auto-Rx 12 year anniversary sale price check it out on their web site.
  3. Auto-Rx Use In South Africa

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, I purchased a few bottles of Auto-Rx and I am expecting them to arrive this coming week. I'm very excited to try this treatment out. Just wondering if anybody in South Africa has used Auto-Rx with their 1.8T? If so what oil did you use? I have been reading a lot of the posts about Auto-Rx...
  4. Found a UK Supplier for Auto-RX - Some questions...

    B5 Garage
    Hi guys, As the title suggests, I have some Auto-RX coming my way. I intend to run it as per the fasttrack sludge instructions on the Auto-RX site so I`m ordering 4 bottles in total. I`m planning on doing the initial treatment with 2x bottles/3000miles then a rinse and another treatment with...
  5. Auto-Rx (Before and after comparison)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi. I just recently purchased a 2001.5 Passat 1.8T from a lady who did not properly service the car. It was in pretty rough shape when i got it but i cant complain as i got it for a good deal. Anyways I have just applied my first application of ARX and am going to document the results. I will be...
  6. new oil pickup, on auto-rx, light's on again!

    B5 Garage
    continuing on my quest to revive my 2001 1.8t. so with new oil pickup, cleaned oil pan and valve cover (will post pictures later), new cheap regular oil, plus auto-rx, I started my car. Idle first for about 15 min, then low speed driving, then regular local driving. But only 4 miles later, the...
  7. Does anyone use Auto-RX?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I think I have a sludge problem on my 06 Passat. Oil engine pressure light comes on weeks after an oil and filter change. This happened twice so far.(VW makes it so scary with their "Stop engine now" display :(). And not to mention loud engine idle. So I'm thinking of doing yet another oil &...
  8. Auto-RX Which oil to use?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've read through most all of the auto-rx threads. Sorry for making yet another topic about it. I cannot find anyone who has mentioned what oil they used throughout the clean and rinse process. I'm going to be changing my oil this weekend to start the process and am trying to figure out what...
  9. Auto-Rx question

    B5 Garage
    I have a 99 Passat 1.8 tip with 230000 miles on it .The engine was rebuilt about 100,000 miles ago.It was well maintained but the previous owner used Castrol dino oil in it so I thought I'd buy some Auto-Rx and clean it up. I'm taking an 8 hr road trip with the car this Sunday and was planning...
  10. Auto-Rx Treatment

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    First off, I pull into work today look down, and see this... I know some of you guys are about 2.5x that but that's the first major number her and I have passed together! But about the subject, I just got the two bottles of Auto-Rx I ordered a few days ago, and am planning on starting a...
  11. AutoRx / SeaFoam Throw Down??

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm so tired of hearing people suggesting these two additives for use in dissolving coked oil (turbo turds). I believe these additives would work fine for sludge, but coked particles are not sludge. Maybe we can filter out some of these particles during oil changes and soak them in both of...
  12. AutoRX Options

    B5 Garage
    Have read the posts regarding the AutoRX engine flush. Was wondering if anyone else has had any experience with alternatives to AutoRX such as Pennzoil products etc.?
  13. what (conventional?) oil to use with Auto-RX?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Am planning a standard treatment with Auto-RX starting in November. My thinking is that I could wind up with 3k miles during the four weeks around Thanksgiving. Wondered what oil people have used (manufacturer and weight) for their initial Auto-RX treatment? A good conventional oil with an...
  14. Anyone with experience with Seafoam and Auto-RX?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Am considering some treatment of the engine with either Seafoam or Auto-RX. Had some sludge problems about 15k back. Wondered if anyone has tried both Seafoam and Auto-RX and can recommend or compare one vs. the other. I know Auto-RX is available through the Auto-RX website, but where is...
  15. any good store substitutes to auto-rx?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    is there anything i can buy at say auto zone that will work just as well as auto-rx to clean my engine? i check labels to see if forced induction is acceptable but i havent found anything worth trying..
  16. WTB: Auto-RX

    Classified Archive
    It's that time again.....third round and need a bottle....anyone have one lying around? Lemme know! :thumbup:
  17. AutoRX - Testimonials?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I know some of you have used this product. Could you share your impressions/results with me? I figure I can get honest opinions here. Thanks in advance
  18. Auto-Rx confusion

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I know, I know "read the damn website", but I'm a confused noob. So I just did my first oil change since I bought my b5, at 2500 miles. When doing the change I notice the smaller filter was used, and I cringed to think about all the dino oil that must have run through this car so far. Now I...
  19. What oil did you use for Auto-RX rinse phase?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm talking about a "dino" oil for the rinse phase. Can you just use anything? Or are there still standards for a VW?
  20. quick question for those who have used AutoRX

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, I was just wondering if I should have shorted some oil on my change before adding autorx to my car. Fluid on my dipstick is about 1/2" to 3/4" above the fill mark. I know the consequences of putting too much oil in a car, I was just wondering from you guys if I am setting myself up for...