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  1. New Member Introductions
    I got a 2003 Passat 1.8T a couple of weeks ago. While worrying about changing oil my local guy said synthetic oil was $11/Qt. I had visited Wal-Mart recently and so went to them to get the Valvoline for $15.88. I called the number on the back of the Valvoline container and spoke with "Mike"...
  2. B5 Garage
    Just changed the oil in my daughters 1.8 and everything went fine until I got home and poured the waste oil in an empty 5 qt contained and noticed there was only 3 qts. I added 4 qts of oil but only drained 3. I let the oil drain about 20 minutes and the engine was warm when it was draining...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Was changing the oil and checked oil after adding 6Q (2.8). It was at min. I added half a quart more and drive it around and checked and it's slightly over the cross hatch area to where it is just touching the orange plastic on the dipstick. I'm guessing I added about 200-300ml more than its...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I have an 2003 v6 passat with 104k on it. I noticed on tuesday I noticed some low oil on my dipstick and added a quart. The level rose but it was still on t lower end. I checked today and noticed I was down a little during a break at school. So I added half a quart and level was on the high...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hi I think I accidently overfilled my engine during an oil change today. If I check the dip stick it reads middle, but it has a lot of oil residue on the back about 1 - 2 inches over max and I can literally see oil when I open the oil lid. Should I just train it or do you have any ideas how to...
  6. B5 Garage
    Ok, so I'm an idiot and completely overfilled my oil by about 3 quarts. Don't ask why or how but just know that I'm an idiot. I have not ran my car since I did it two days ago. I'm planning on draining all of it and adding back the correct amount. Can it cause any harm just sitting there...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Got my oil changed about 3,000 miles ago, after about 3,000 from the earlier one (done by the dealer when I bought it). I wanted to get it changed early because I wanted to play it safe. So anyways I check it today, I know I know, I should do it more often, but honestly I didn't expect any...
  8. B5 Garage
    I got my 2002 1.8T a few weeks ago and just back from 500 mile (round-trip) drive. Everything went fine and the car drove like a dream!! I just now filled up my gas tank but I think I put in TOO MUCH gas --- I clicked it couple extra times after the pump stopped and now my 'check engine' lite...
  9. B5 Garage
    I just had the 45K service done and the tech put 4.5 quarts in, which I think is the capacity for the 1.8T in the Jetta and Golf. My B5.5 takes 3.9 qts. and I think it's okay to put 4 qts. in now that the larger oil filter is used. As one would expect the oil level reads up the dipstick so I'm...
  10. B5 Garage
    Hey all, Just bought my 2002 1.8T from the local dealership, certified, and had been driving happily for 3000 miles when I decided to take it in for an oil change. Before I left, I thought I would check the oil. Much to my surprize (and chagrin), I found that the dealer had overfilled the...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    ... but at least they installed my new black dead pedal for free! I had asked them if I could use their socket wrench to install myself real quick, but the supervisor just laughed and said I'd have to ask a mechanic. Then they surprised me when the same supervisor told me later that they...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just got under the car to change the DV and realized that I'm leaking oil like crazy from the belly pan. The dealer just replaced two gaskets two weeks ago and I got chipped since then. Just put my stock chip back in and will take it to the dealer on Monday. I'm PISSED. The oil on the...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I did my own oil change this weekend and really thought out how to best accomplish it with making the least amount of mess. I must say, it really was worth the added time. So I drained the oil, put the plug back on. Removed the filter. Took the new filter and slowly added oil to it, to make...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just had my free 5K oil change from my dealer. I checked the level when I got home and it is into the top orange of the dipstick, about 2mm. Does this warrant a call to the dealer? Am I looking at cat damage in the future? :nervous: (Ran OK the whole way home, FWIW.) Bugboy
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Awe damn, I think I just overfilled my oil. Please help! (V6) Yes, I know. Newbie mistake. This was my first DIY oil change, so please bear with my ignorance. I guess I didn't wait long enough after adding 6 quarts before checking the dipstick, so I topped it up to just under 6.5 quarts...
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