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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My son just bought a nice 2003 Passat 1.8T wagon. The previous owner was running synthetic but I'm not sure what weight. I've got a new 5 quart jug of Mobil 1 10w30 sitting on my work bench. Does anyone see an issue running the 10w30 Mobil 1?
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Other than indy shops, which of the chain (PEPBOYS, Tire Plus, Monroe, etc) shop uses 5W-40 synthetic (meeting VW 502 standard) for engine oil changes? I called around and I am getting inconsistent replies from different locations of these chain shops. For example, I called one shop and ask...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 03 passat glx, w about 60k miles on it, I'm using mobil 1 OW-40. How many miles should I be getting out of this type of oil, I dont want to push it too far, then again this oil is pricey I dont want to cut it too short?:icon_eek: Thanks guys, have a good weekend, and Happy Mardi Gras...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I post this question after reading about our transmissions for the past few days, finding many posts here on how the transmission acts with Full Syn vs OEM Blend Syn. Other forums like BMW and Audi also seem to have the same reactions...and the findings are the same as us:thumbup: What do...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just wondering what other PW members are paying for a synthetic oil change. I took my car in this morning to Sunoco for a 5w 30 Synthetic oil change and it was $102! I thought VW Service was expensive at $52, that's why I went to Sunoco and they told me $33.95 over the phone, but apparently that...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    1. is it better to have tires filled with nitrogen rather than regular air? 2. when i got my 1.8t i didnt know to put in synthetic oil being that it was my first one and all, now that i know can i just go ahead on my next oil change and put in synthetic, or do i need to run auto-rx before...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    In light of the recent sludge-fest and that Shell Rotella T 5W-40 Syn was not on the approved list, what's the consensus on using it? I've done a search and nothing conclusive. It's hard to beat $13 at Walmart for 4qt jug. Any thoughts? Thanks
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Found it at Big Lots for $1.99. Any thoughts . http://www.havoline.com/products/na/motoroil_smo.html :suspicio:
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