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#1969 of 3341 VW Passat Wagon.....maintenance schedule
Aug 09, 2006 (5:09 am)
Hi everyone, I'm new to this spot...so far so good, 2004 wagon, Turbo...I take my car to my Sunoco for oil change, $60...they only use synthetic oil for vw
love my passat....does anyone know the cost for the 20,000 mile check-up?? I was a little miffed to learn that vw does not do the warranty work for free as most dealers do...I researched everything about the car except that...just never thought that wouldn't have been covered...let the buyer beware, right??
Aug 09, 2006 (5:43 am)
Waranty work IS free.
did you mean maintenance? Maintenance is not free for many cars, only some luxury makes offer it (SAAB, BMW).
And even then it is not free. It is "free" as its price is included in the price of the car .
#1971 of 3341 Re: VW Passat Wagon.....maintenance schedule [vwjaney]
Aug 09, 2006 (9:34 am)
The 20K service calls for an oil and filter change, cabin airfilter change and tire rotation. Remember, the brake fluid need to be changed every 2 years regardless of miles.
What weight of oil is the Sunoco place using?
#1972 of 3341 Re: Rodents Chewed my Oil Pressure Indicator Wire???? [vsj]
Aug 09, 2006 (10:37 am)
we are not aware of rodents in or around our Northern Virginia neighbor
You must have squirrels, chipmunks and the like down there.
Not to make light of your situation, but I overheard a conversation at the service counter at my dealer last fall - turns out the customer's Passat was an electrical nightmare due to chipmunks chewing through the insulation on the main wiring harness.
They spent hours getting to that point and couldn't even begin to give the guy any sense of how much this was going to cost to even complete the diagnosis, let alone how much to repair it.
#1976 of 3341 Re: VW Passat Wagon.....maintenance schedule [fish8]
Aug 11, 2006 (1:21 pm)
thanks...I will check the receipt and see..I've been going to these guys for about 15 years...they are very fair...but they assured me they would check their computer for recommended vw oil...I know it was synthetic...I'll check and thanks again...
#1977 of 3341 Re: confused [krzyss]
Aug 11, 2006 (1:25 pm)
THANKS..I was really talking about routine oil changes and whatnot...I know when I had my Geo (many years ago) the main. was basically free as well as my friends' Ford she drives....I will call around though for the best price on the 20,000 check up....thanks
#1978 of 3341 engine oil 2 quarts for 4,000+ miles
Aug 11, 2006 (2:52 pm)
Here's a question for the technically inclined:
The car is a Wagon 4motion. The engine is the V6, 2.8L. The car is driven little so I changed oil at a VW dealer after just 952 miles (synthetic). Just before the 5,000 mile inspection I noticed that the oil was very low, hitting the low mark on the dip stick. After the inspection the tech mumbled something along the lines having drained about 4 quarts. The engine capacity is 6.3 quarts.
A test resolved that there is no leak or burning of oil. The only possible explanation is that the dealer underfilled by about 2 quarts at the 952 mile service.
Three obvious questions:
(1) Can this damage the engine (there was no oil pressure warning)?
(2) If so how could this be tested for (take off gasket heads)?
(3) If there is damage should I go straigt to VW of America (the initial dealer is 500 miles away and will of course deny anything).