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  1. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    I GOT A 2015 PASSAT, BOUGHT IT TWO YEARS AGO. LOVE THE CAR, BUT ABOUT A MONTH AFTER I GOT THE CAR THE "CHANGE OIL" LIGHT CAME ON. I HAD THE DEALER RESET IT AND THAT LASTED ABOUT TWO WEEKS AND THE LIGHT CAME BACK ON. NEEDLESS TO SAY THE OIL LEVEL IS FINE, JUST HAD THE CAR INSPECTED AND CHANGED...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi everyone, I have an early 2009 Passat with the 2.0 TSI engine nearing 112,000 miles. I understand this is the model year with the dreaded timing chain issues. Mine still has the original, which is why I was worried when days after an oil change at a small shop, the EPC light came on. I...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The Bentley manual recommends using 5w40 or 10w40 motor oil. I went to my local auto parts store and the only 5w40 oil they sold was Shell Rotella T6 Full Synthetic, so I used that when I changed my oil. At the time I didn't notice the fine print on the label saying it was heavy duty Diesel...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    What many miles do you recommend between oil changes with full synthetic oil, with a V6, 150,000 miles, driving 80% city streets, 20% highway. Also, does the weather affect things, like a cold winter in Minnesota? I always change the filter when I change the oil.
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello passatworld! 2003 1.8T manual (Odo - 201,000 Km or 124,500 miles) Cliffs (need advice on changing filter) last oil change - Castrol FS 0W-40 and Mobil1-301 filter. Drove 12,000 Km (7500 miles), Want to change oil but not sure about the filter, since the filter says its good for...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Today I took my B5.5 for a tire change. Two weeks ago the car was tuned-up and had an oil change. Everything fine, smooth and excellent fuel mileage (30.1 mpg). Suddenly the car began with a misfire when the installer handed me the car. I asked him, WTF?? The obvious answer you might guess "oh...
  7. New Member Introductions
    I've been reading posts on this forum and some people are saying you can go 10,000 miles (or 16,000 km) between oil changes on a 2012 Passat 2.5L. I know I could do this on my 2002 Golf TDI. Since I've owned it, I've only done it once on my 2012 Passat 2.5L. Gasoline engines rev at higher RPMs...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Did an oil change on my 02 passat today. Used 0W-40 (manual recommends 5w-40 but could not find it and was told this was a suitable replacement), also changed oil filter, the new filter was much bigger but I triple checked and it was the correct one. After adding approx 3.5 quarts (takes 3.7)...
  9. New Member Introductions
    I have a 1999 1.8L turbo, automatic, front wheel drive, AEB engine, 99k miles. A few weeks back I posted that I had misread the Hayne's Manual putting 6.1 qts of oil instead of 4.1 qts in the engine w/oil & filter change. I drove the car just under 1 mile to test new brakes I had also put on...
  10. New Member Introductions
    I just successfully replaced the rear brakes, calipers, etc, Before taking the car for a test drive I changed the oil for the first time on this car. I misread the Haynes manual for the amount of oil capacity. Instead of 4.1 qts I put in 6.1 qts which seemed like way too much. I drove the car...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I use full synthetic in my 2002 Passat GLX V6 and I just got it changed today and they want me to come back in 3k. I know it's probably obviously not that short of a time I need to get it changed but how often should I get it changed? Thanks
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys, Im going to be doing some general maintenance on my 2003 V6 passat tomorrow because i found myself with a lot of spare time. heres what i plan on doing: Balance and Rotate Spark plug change Possibly seafoam for the first time since my purchase general cleaning interior and exterior...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The owner's manual specifies 5,000 miles between oil changes. I'm using Valvoline Synpower 5w-40. A mechanic who works on a lot of these cars suggested changing the oil every 3,000 miles to take care of the turbo. Which school of thought is correct? Isn't synthetic oil designed to last...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hello all I just purchased a 2007 Passat 2.0T. I have to say I was floored at how fast that 4 cylinder motor is. Very impressed I could not imagine the speed the 3.6 has. I had a question about it though. When we got it home I was messing around with it and realized just how tight the engine...
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