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  1. NAPA Synthetic Oil on sale thru Halloween

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    $18.99 per 5 qt jug! and take 20% off that if you stuff it into one of their NAPA branded carry bags for 99¢!
  2. synthetic oil change interval, how many miles between oil changes?

    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.
  3. 5qt. Mobil 1 Full Synthetic Motor Oil: From $10.66 After $12 Rebate.

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    Enjoy! https://apfco.com/secure/R8235W/
  4. Full Synthetic Valvoline (5w-40) on sale at NAPA until June 30

    B5 Garage
    $19.99 per gallon AND you get a 10% discount if you are AAA member. https://www.napaonline.com/en/promotions/monthly-specials?cid=EMAIL-2017_06_15_Fathers_Day_Tools-POD_2_CTA&utm_source=POD_2_CTA&utm_medium=EMAIL&utm_campaign=2017_06_15_Fathers_Day_Tools&mobile=off
  5. Number one of my two required posts Overfilled Oil and synthetic blends

    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"...
  6. 1st Synthetic Oil Change new owner engine flush STP before change?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey, purchased my Passat B5.5 a few months back now I am going to have my first synthetic oil change since I have owned the car. I did have a quick oil change after I bought the car but I know it was not VW spec oil. Should I have a Flush additive before the change? I want to be sure to start...
  7. Best Full Synthetic Oil To Use

    New Member Introductions
    Hi there. I was curious what the consensus was in terms of the best Full Synthetic motor oil used in VW Passats? I'm a religious 5k changer. Thanks !!!
  8. non-synthetic used for first 40K miles then switched to synthetic

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My other post started going in this direction, so started a new thread in case. I got this engine, my mechanic thinks its good, i am worried cause many people said it looked so horrible, and it has the low pressure thing happening. No i didnt install the pressure gauge yet, but would if i...
  9. HELPP!! HELP 1.8t OIL LEAK ONTO EXHAUST, LOTS OF WHTITE SMOKE, POST Synthetic switch

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Passat 2000 1.8t ATW So basically, i switched over to synthetic oil when my oil was due, mayb 2 weeks later oil pressure light went off and ignored because i saw no leak or performance change. drove to ny and back and the all of a sudden i lose power and sounds realy terrible, oil press light...
  10. 01.5 Passat GLS: 220,000 miles (100,000 on synthetic) and STOP Oil Pressure Light on.

    B5 Garage
    Just recently the STOP Oil Pressure warning light has come on my 2001.5 Passat GLS. It currently has 220,000 miles. PO had sludge issues and had the oil pump replaced because dino oil was used. Since I got it at 124,000 miles, I've only put synthetic oil. I've gone through several synthetics...
  11. Does Mobil Super synthetic oil meet 502 spec?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Still trying to get the right oil for my '07 3.6 Passat. Does the Mobil Super synthetic oil meet the VW 502 specs?
  12. How to tell if Synthetic oil was used in a 1.8T!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Car belongs to Bill1975. Pics from a CCT gasket change this weekend. 187K, nothing but the best oil used..
  13. Engine Oil Filter comes in synthetic and regular version now?

    B5 Garage
    So I bought 5w40 synth oil and asked to see if they had a filter for my car. The guy tried to upsell me a $18 mobil 1oil filter which is apparently synthetic. He said that is what should be used with synthetic filter. I never heard of it. Anyone recommend the more expensive filter over the...
  14. After 7 years of synthetic... is conventional oil bad?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So... I've been feeding my blue beauty 5w30 Mobile1 for about 7 years now every 6-7K miles. I now live in a moderate climate (no cold and no extreme heat). My car IS leaking oil, which I don't intend to fix anytime soon (about 1qt a month). I want to switch back to regular oil... or possibly...
  15. What synthetic oil do you prefer?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I was thinking about my oil cooler gasket and called around to see how much "extra" it would cost to have the damn dealer replace it while they do the oil change since they're right there anyways. I don't know why it surprised me, but each place I called wanted an hours labor. The damn part...
  16. 5W30 Synthetic - Any brand?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've looked through the VW oil specs and it seems I have a few options in terms of an oil change. Car - 2005 Passat 1.8T GLS @ 76,000km 1) Do it myself. Need to get some tools but my condo unit has a heated garage. Won't be so bad in the winter however better get familiar with the Hayned...
  17. Synthetic oil blend

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I have just de-sludged my motor, replaced the turbo and did a timing belt change and all associated bits. Now I want to run oil through the motor, not drive just get motor up to temp., and then change the oil right away. I am thinking this might be a good "rinse" of the engine before I...
  18. Full synthetic oil for a 2000 Passat 1.8T ATW?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've been shopping around a for a full synthetic oil that meets the specifications in my user guide, but I have yet to actually find a full synth 5W-30 that is ACEA A2 or A3, or API SJ. The closest I was able to find is Castrol GTX High Mileage, but that's only part synth. Is this just a...
  19. Synthetic vs General Engine Oil

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My 1999 Passat has high 165K mileage on it…I have been using Castrol Synthetic 10-30W engine oil since past 4-5 years, though 5-30w is recommended for this model as per AutoZone. I do not know what the earlier owner was using. Now my New mechanic says that I should use 10-40W natural [no synth]...
  20. 117K on v6, I would like to switch to synthetic, opinions?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    v6 30v As stated I have 117K miles and have been using 10W-30 Penzoil high mileage oil. Oil has been religiously changed every <3,500 I've been reading other threads about the switch concern that involves the valve covers deciding to leak after the switch. HOWEVER, practically all my gaskets...
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