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#350 of 486 Re: 2006 Passat 2.0T - oil question 
Sep 01, 2009 (11:20 am)
Hello, 17345: Not wise to use ANY oil that is not on the VW-approved listing (I believe altair4 posted the actual list a couple of months back, so check it out). Also wanted to respond to the comment on Alldata's alleged advisory that it's "OK to use 5W-30 if 5W-40 is unavailable". That advice is, I think, directly from certain VW manuals (my 2002 Passat 1.8T manual, for instance). HOWEVER, there is one critical part of that advice that is missing, and that is that 5W-30 is ONLY OK for TOPPING up, and only when 5W-40 in unavailable, not for actual oil change applications. Seems to me that there IS one 5W-30 that is approved (Syntec European Formula?), but can't recall which one. Good luck, but proceed with caution! vwdawg
#351 of 486 Re: 2006 Passat 2.0T - oil question [vwdawg]
Sep 01, 2009 (12:05 pm)
Common VW 502.00 oils available in the U.S.:
- Castrol Syntec 5W-40
- Castrol Syntec 0W-30
- Mobil 1 0W-40
All three are acceptable for primary use during an oil change as well as for topping off in between oil changes.
#352 of 486 Re: 2006 Passat 2.0T - oil question [shipo]
Sep 01, 2009 (12:11 pm)
Shipo, maybe you know the answer because I don't, but what is the VW Spec for the 2006 2.0T? That's what the original poster has. I know 502.00 was okay for the previous gen Passat. Not sure if that applies to the B6 version.
#353 of 486 Re: 2006 Passat 2.0T - oil question [altair4]
Sep 01, 2009 (5:06 pm)
Yes, in the States, VW 502.00 is specified for both the FSI (through 2008.5) and the TSI (2008.5 and later) versions of the 2.0T.
Oct 04, 2009 (7:17 am)
I bought a 2003 w8 Passat in 4/09 with 48000 miles. The other day I started the car and it was missing bad. Took to dealer codes for misfire cyls 5,6,7,8 and cam adj advance. Dealer seems lost on W8. Says he has to take engine out. My warranty won't pay saying they believe it is a sludge problem. Dealer wants to flush motor. I have complete history since new and car has always been serviced. Any knowledgeable people out there on W 8 with any answer and how do I get my waranty company to cover repair? Thanks
#355 of 486 Re: W8 Passat [dcolosimo]
Oct 04, 2009 (4:48 pm)
Realizing it may have been serviced timely, but what oil type (synth or regular) and grade was used? In other words, was it completely compliant with VW's specs? That might determine whether it was sludged or not.
Did you buy the car from a VW dealer? Was it CPO?
Also, bear in mind that the W8 was a fairly rare engine for some dealers. Not all of them are conversant in problems with that engine. You might want to consider having another service department look at it.
At the very least, post the codes that the engine gave through the OBD.
Oh, and who is the warranty company? You might save someone else from dealing with a difficult provider.
#356 of 486 Re: W8 Passat [dcolosimo]
Oct 05, 2009 (7:51 am)
dcolosimo: Wow, what a horrible mess. I agree with altair4...get a second opinion from a either a good independent repair shop or another dealer. Sludging at 48k sounds pretty outrageous, and if VW-approved synth was used, then VW should definitely be covering this regardless of mileage...contact VW America to complain. I think the extended sludging warranty runs ten years if you are using the correct oil. And, why do they need to take the engine out to de-sludge? Is that the normal procedure for that? Good luck. vwdawg
#357 of 486 Re: W8 Passat [altair4]
Oct 05, 2009 (10:27 am)
Thanks for your reply. The car was serviced by a VW dealer in Rochester, Ny since new. I purchased it from the original owner with a complete service history. Oil has always been approved synthetic and even when I changed it the shop used synthetic every 5000 miles. The original dealer is aprox 150 miles from me so the VW dealer I took it to is about 100 miles. I did call the original dealer 4 times and have yet to receive a call back. The codes I have are 16406 bank 2 cam adj adv, 16684 random misfire, 16689 cyl 5 misfire, 16690 cyl 6 misfire, 16691 cyl 7 misfire and 16692 cyl 8 misfire. The warranty company is Universal and they were highly reccommended but now I question that. I did call VW and open a complaint and ask for a QTM to be brought in since the dealer didn't seem to be too knowledgeable. I have not received a call back from VW yet either. I love this car but I am sorry I bought it. I am hoping the problem to be electrical or ignition or something other than the $8000 fix they said it might be. Anyone want to buy a mint W8 Passat? Any help would be appreciated.
#358 of 486 Engine Failure 2008 Passat
Dec 29, 2009 (6:57 am)
I purchased a 2008 VW Passat about a year and a half ago and the engined seized up on me about 3 weeks ago. The car currently has 23K miles on it and should be covered by the 5 year 60K powertrain warranty, but VW is not adhering to their policy. I am truly frustrated and don't know where to turn. The dealership and the factory rep has asked for oil change receipts, which I supplied them with but they are still denying my warranty. I have filed a complaint with the BBB auto line to dispute this claim and hope the arbritrator rules in my favor. Is there any other way to get this taken care of???? I consider the car brand new and under warranty but VW does not see it this way. Any help would be appreciated.
#359 of 486 Re: Engine Failure 2008 Passat [yippyburst]
Dec 29, 2009 (8:42 am)
It sounds like a pretty clear cut case. What is VW's reasoning for denying your claim?