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#118 of 147 Re: 2006 1.8T GTI [nmrt]
Mar 10, 2006 (6:21 am)
> Thanks for the advie 600kgolfgt.
No problem. More than happy to help.
One more important tip - use OEM (MANN or a VW-approved MANN equivalent) oil filters ONLY. Do not use one of those cheap aftermarket filters (like FRAM, etc.). The difference in construction is night and day. The OEM filter is designed specifically for your engine, as well as aids in regulating your engine's oil pressure. OEM filters have two steel check-valves inside - one aids in regulating the oil pressure, and the other check valve prevents dirty oil from flowing back into your engine when you switch off the ignition (In comparison, the aftermarket filters have check valves made of rubber to cut costs - you definitely get what you pay for.). If you do your own oil changes, you can purchase the MANN filters either at the dealer or you can find it online (do a google search). As far as the list of approved synthetic oils is concerned, you can find those either at your local auto parts store, or you can order them online.
Also, AVOID those quick-lube places like the plague. They will more than likely use the cheaper aftermarket filters and/or oil (that doesn't comply with the VW 502.00 specification). Either do the oil changes yourself or take it to the dealer.
Hope this helps...
#119 of 147 Re: 2006 1.8T GTI [600kgolfgt]
Mar 10, 2006 (7:57 am)
so we are sure that the dealer will use MANN filters? i will definitely ask my dealer what they use.
on a different note, i really was not enjoying driving my gti that much. on hard turns the car woudl behave abnormally and the ESP woudl turn on. now i know, today i turned the ESP off and man, what a car! with the understeer and the whells sliding the drive now is predicatable and fun!i love this little rocket!
#120 of 147 Re: 2006 1.8T GTI [nmrt]
Mar 10, 2006 (8:36 am)
MANN is the manufacturer of the VW OEM filters.
#121 of 147 Re: 97 Jetta GT -- Replaced plugs but won't stay running [600kgolfgt]
Mar 16, 2006 (11:12 am)
Spark plug firing order for a 2000 Jetta VR6? Does it really even matter in which order plugs and wires are replaced? I'd like to change the wires/plugs myself, but have never attempted it.
#122 of 147 Ref: 2001 Passat How do I replace a head lamp - passenger side
Mar 19, 2006 (1:43 pm)
CAn anyone tell how to replace the passenger side head lamp. IT is the middle lamp on the passenger side.
For 2001 - Passat
#123 of 147 so you know an "old beetle" specialist in Los Angeles?
Apr 06, 2006 (10:32 am)
Hi, I have a 73 semiautomatic. It has had trouble starting.many times in the past. It will not start now. I have brought it to many mechanics but it just breaks down again. Last time it broke down again after one day! So now I am looking for someone who is really a bug specialist. Maybe mine has trouble due to the semi clutch? The clutch is having problems too but I don't know if that would affect whether it can start or not.
Did you have any great experiences with a mechanic taking care of your bug?
Can you recommend someone?
#124 of 147 Re: 97 Jetta GT -- Replaced plugs but won't stay running [david2006]
Jul 02, 2006 (3:39 pm)
My son is trying to cahnge his own wires and plugs, did you ever get an answer for the firing order of the 2000 Jetta VR6?
#125 of 147 1953 MG,Volkswagon
Aug 12, 2006 (1:07 pm)
HI, We just got a 1953MG, Volkwagon w/ a 1969 engine, does anyone know the vaul setting for it, or where we could get a mamual on it?
#126 of 147 86 vw scirocco
Aug 23, 2006 (7:10 am)
anyone have answers on getting air out of the cooling system on my 16v? I had to change water pump, thermostat,hoses and cap
#127 of 147 how to find chassis number
Nov 10, 2006 (8:03 pm)
how do you find the chassis number on a 94 golf. i have not been able to find it and i really need a clutch. if someone could help me that would be great. thanks