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Volkswagen Passat, Oil, Sedan, Wagon
#147 of 486 Re: Sludge MIL Codes [altair4]
Aug 30, 2007 (8:37 am)
I thought the 10k oil change interval was long too, but here it is from VW's website and I have confirmed it's in the manual also.
PASSAT Vehicle Maintenance Schedule
Year: 2006 Engine: 2.0FSI
Miles (in Thousands) 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 75 80 85 90 95 100
Kilometers (in Thousands) 8 16 24 32 40 48 56 64 72 80 89 97 105 113 121 129 137 145 153 161
Engine Oil - change x x x x x x x x x x x
Engine Filter - change x x x x x x x x x x x
Wow that came out like crap, anyways look it up on vw.com and it does state every 10k miles
#148 of 486 Re: Sludge MIL Codes [spawnman]
Aug 30, 2007 (8:48 am)
Back on July 4, Joemama said:
I have a 2001.5 Passat 1.8L and a poster above asserted the oil change intervals specified for this car are 5000 miles. While I agree this is prudent, the manual actually reads:
Oil Change service:
at 5000 miles (8000km)
and then at 15,000 miles, 25,000 miles, 35,000 miles, etc.
While I haven't been able to view a scan of the 2001.5 owner's manual, I have provided scans of the other owner's manuals that clearly say the 1.8T has a 5,000 mile maximum OCI. Assuming that Joemama is in the USA or Canada, the 1.8 in the Passat is a turbo.
The newer 2.0T is a different story. I'm familiar with the 1.8T and its needs - I don't have, and probably won't ever have, the 2.0T. The OCI you are quoting from VW's website is for the 2.0T.
#149 of 486 Re: low oil [jknolls]
Aug 30, 2007 (6:39 pm)
#4 - Taking your car to Jiffy Lube or any quick lube (BIG MISTAKE)
#150 of 486 Re: low oil [altair4]
Aug 30, 2007 (6:58 pm)
agreed, taking my car to jiffy lube was definitely a mistake.
it wasn't the absolute bottom. when i checked the oil right before the change (after 5k miles), oil was at the bottom of the hashmarks, covering the bottom (MIN) portion of the dipstick completely. i'm just trying to figure out how much oil loss that is and how much damage, if any, it could have done to the car.
#151 of 486 Re: low oil [jknolls]
Aug 31, 2007 (3:59 am)
I haven't seen the '06 manual, but check it...it might tell you how much oil it takes to cover the hashmarks. Regarding damage - taking your comment at face value of where the oil was on the stick and the length of time between changes - there probably wasn't any at all.
I still think Iffy Lube was talking out of their, ummm, exhaust pipe when they said only 0.5 quarts in the engine. With only 1/2 a quart, the oil light would have been on for a long time. Heh, probably the check engine light, too, becasue the engine would have seized!
#152 of 486 Re: low oil [altair4]
Sep 24, 2007 (7:16 am)
I'm having the same experience with my '07 (purchased in March '06) 2.0T wagon. It has about 33,000-miles now and has consumed about 3-quarts of oil every 5,000-miles since day-one. I bring this up with the dealer every time I bring it in for service and they claim that this oil consumption rate is "within spec." I've spoken with VW Customer Service who say they can send me a copy of this spec, but spec-or-no-spec, I simply can't buy that this is normal. I'm very concerned about what is going to happen down the road.
#153 of 486 Where's the love?
Oct 01, 2007 (7:50 pm)
I've got a 2.0T coming up on its 5,000 mile scheduled oil/filter change. After reading the owner's manual and all the preceding posts, I certainly want to put the superior oil in that meets the 503.1 specs. I've asked several dealers and private garages in my neighborhood if they would put this oil in and the overwhelming response has been something to the effect of "you'll get the oil we put in and you'll like it" - 502 oil at best. No one seems interested in my quest for 503.1 oil, they just want to know if I want to make an appointment. Have others experienced/overcome this problem?
#154 of 486 Re: Where's the love? [salter13]
Oct 01, 2007 (8:02 pm)
Go to Wallyworld, AutoZone or NAPA and buy some Mobil 1 0W-40 and then take it to your favorite shop and have them use it. Then again, you might want to change our own oil, it's pretty easy.
#155 of 486 Re: Where's the love? [shipo]
Oct 02, 2007 (4:04 am)
I've been doing what Shipo recommended (bringing my own oil) since the first oil change on my '03 model. No problem.
#156 of 486 Re: Where's the love? [altair4]
Oct 02, 2007 (10:54 am)
Thanks to both Shipo and Altair4 for your responses. I'd greatly prefer to change it myself, but living in NYC makes it difficult (no garage/driveway!) and I'm concerned about voiding the warranty. I'll hunt around for a dealer that will let me bring in the Mobil 1.