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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all - I'm having an issue with my 03 Passat V6 2.8 ATQ wagon with auto trans. I changed the oil (I've don't this dozens of times), but I accidentally overfilled it by what looks like about 2/3 of a quart. I won't get into how it happened - the point is that I f-ed up and it is done. I drove...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I have read the posts about P0442 and the various problems that can be causing this. And i have had some problems with this code in the past and the dealership fixed it. Just the other day my daughter filled up the car and a few hours later i got the "gas cap missing" light (gas cap was screwed...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i've had my 2002 v6 4mo passat wagon for 7 years now, never been an oil burner and i change oil 2x year regardless of mileage. in sept i had a run in with a freakishly large speedbump. smashed the lower oil pan and cracked the upper oil pan. local garage replaced the oil pan for me, and i'm...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    After 3 months of begging my friend to change my leaking oil pan, he finally did it, at night, and since we could not get a new oil filter I over-filled it a bit... Definitely my bad. Is this terribly dangerous? If so, would it make sense to un-screw the filter a bit to bleed out some oil, or do...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Let me first say that I am new. I have read all of the "first timers read this" posts, posted my two replies, and spent the last hour reading through the results of multiple searches related to my problem. I even found one that is so very close (this one) - but sadly, it seems the thread just...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    • Get a 10 ft 1/4" clear hose from Home Depot for $1.39. • With a cold engine, remove dipstick. Insert hose. • Suck the other end of hose slowly till oil starts to drip. • Fill it up in an empty bottle. The bottle should be at a level lower than the oil pan. Once it starts, gravity will do...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I know overfills have been covered on here. I now they can be bad. My question is what are the symptoms of oil overfills on a 2000 1.8 T? I changed the oil on ramps yesterday. I thought that I drained all of the oil out of the pan but apparently when the front of the car is on ramps it may...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2000 passat, 1.8t manual tranny, about 155k miles on an ATW (if i recall correctly). must not have done the right ounce to quart math and i overfilled the engine oil a bit. i'm doing a clean cycle with auto-rx, which contributed to the overfill (math), and leads to me preferring to leave the...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    the circumstances surrounding this incident are too convoluted to go into other than to say i didn't do it and the individual who did will never drive the car again. what i need to know is this: what harm if any can be done to a 1.8t engine by overfilling the oil by 2 full quarts and then...
  10. B5 Garage
    There are a few threads on this subject already, but none seem to answer this for me so here's another one... I got my 2000 1.8T Passat back from the mechanic a few weeks ago and found that the oil was overfilled according to the dip stick. It was at least a quarter inch, maybe more like a...
  11. B5 Garage
    Checked search, and saw a lot of info ... but still not sure if I overfilled. I have a 2000 v6 with a dipstick that has the orange plastic markers on it. I checked the oil level (while warm) and it appeared to be on the lower orange (add oil) marker. I meant to put in just half a quarter, but...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Considering it's overfilled, how long does it take place for the infamous symptoms and failures to take place? meaning, how long is the grace period before things start breaking?
  13. B5 Garage
    I just picked up my car from my indy and i found out that he has put a full bottle of auto-rx in my 99 gls. Will that hurt my car and what should I do??? I have driven 100 miles with the car like this.
  14. B5 Garage
    Have an 03 Passat GLS Wagon, 1.8, Auto, bought new in Aug-03. Wife’s car, I do not drive it much. Neither does she, it only has 7100 miles. Have taken it to the dealer for all maintenance. On Aug-27, 165 miles ago, had the oil changed. Yesterday checked the oil and it was 2 inches (TWO...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just found out that last time I had oil changed they overfilled by 1/4" that is, oil level is a quarter inch above the upper bend of the stick. I've driven now about 3k miles. The manual states clearly do not overfill. Is this a problem or should I leave it untuil next oil change?
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just got back from the dealer for my 15,000 mile service. I buy Valvoline Synpower synthetic and they use it on my oil change. I give them the case and ask for what they don't use back. I'm just about to leave when I realize I didn't get the unused oil back. The service advisor goes in the back...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I took my car in for a service at the dealer and they overfilled my oil :nervous: What should I do :???:
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi Everyone, well I am the latest victim of a dealer overfilling the engine oil this past Friday. I've got a 99' 1.8T and the dealer filled me to 5.0 quarts (rather than the 3.7 qt spec). I checked the oil after I got home (both warm and cold) and it's WAY overfilled. I called the dealer and...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Dealer oil change. How bad is it? Looks way overfilled to me! Should I have it drained? I measured this after driving a few miles and waiting about 10 mins after I turned the car off. Red line shows the level of the oil on my dipstick. BTW this is on a 2.8L V6.
  20. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Check and double-check! Then buy a Pela and do the oil changes yourself! The other day I brought 4 liter (clearly marked 'liter' in 48 point font) bottles of Motul 5W-40 to an independent import specialist. Earlier, they said that sort of thing was fine with them. I get a phone call while...
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