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And although I'm not doing it myself (V6) I think I should get my own parts and oil. I want to go synthetic, so I think I'm going to get Mobil1 or Castrol based on some searches.

But I have no idea about the oil filters. I was not sure if they were the same across the board, or if they varied for the V6? Will a stealership install one that isn't VW? If so, what would be recommended?
 

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OH come on, please someone just let me know about an oil filter? I am not that much a n00b, I tried a search...
 

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The OEM filters are reported to be good and that's what I use on my 1.8T. I don't think my dealer would install a non-OEM filter, but they will use oil that I bring (Valvoline Synpower 5w-40).
 

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Yeah, I'm pretty sure if it's a Dealer, then it'll be OEM. I would definately at least bring my own mobil1 though. Personally, I would also bring a big Kahuna to spite them.
 

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TWhite - that is the oil I want to use actually, based on my searches!

I guess I will just go with the OEM oil filter, it will be easier that way.

Also, thanks for the advice about checking the levels and the pan
 
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