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#386 of 486 Re: Engine Failure 2008 Passat [vwdawg]
Jun 02, 2010 (7:13 pm)
I'm going through yet another crisis with my 2000 passat due to engine sludge. I had the oil changed every 3-4k miles using whatever the store recommended.
Bad move. Now my low pressure oil indicator light is coming on and I'm told that I needed to be using a special grade european oil and special oil filter to keep the oil from turning to sludge. I owned this car from new and the only info I received was a potential for sludging and recommended prompt oil changes. I was just told to use the full synthetic oil from my last garage visit.
Well it looks like I'm taking my receipts to the various garages and asking for the spec's on the oil they used and if it does not meet what VW insists is to be used, I'm asking for a full refund or they can pay a portion of my engine cleaning bill.
Ok, back to reality.............I've been taken by all the garages and shame on me for not having Masters Degree in chemistry and relying on people that do this for a living to supply the right product for the cars that they work on.
#387 of 486 07 2.0T Passat Oil Change Interval
Jul 05, 2010 (7:47 am)
I was hoping someone could tell me what the correct oil change interval is for an 07 2.0T Passat is. Begining 2010 I use the car sparingly (once a week for about 100 miles). I had my last oil change at 34,500 miles in January '10 and am currently at 36,500 miles in July '10. When I would use the car on a daily basis I would always get oil changes done every 5,000 miles. However, given my limited use starting this year, I am not sure if sticking to the 5,000 mile rule is the way to go. Since it would take me 1 year to log 5,000 miles, I am bit sceptical to having the oil changed only once a year. Does anyone have any thoughts on if I should stick to the 5,000 mile rule or is it advisable to get an oil change done every 3 or 6 months irrespective of miles.
#388 of 486 Re: 07 2.0T Passat Oil Change Interval [srn3]
Jul 05, 2010 (9:02 am)
Given that the factory OCI for your car is 10,000 miles, and given that oil that meets the VW 502.00 oil specification is so stable that even a year in an engine will not see it degrade (assuming the mileage doesn't reach the 10,000 mile threshold), you're probably good to go for changing your oil every other year.
#389 of 486 Re: 07 2.0T Passat Oil Change Interval [shipo]
Jul 08, 2010 (10:42 am)
If you get 100 mile a week in a few long trips instead of many short ones (so engine oil gets to operating temperature and boils off the water) then I think you should go by milage. However, if you do not reach operating temperature during the week it is probably good idea to change oil more often (even twice a year) or go for 1 hour ride monthly.
Just an opinion.
#390 of 486 02 2.8L oil consumption
Aug 07, 2010 (11:48 am)
I have an 02 Passat v6 2.8L manual, with about 78K miles. This is my wifes car, and we've been keeping up with the standard maintenance at a nearby shop (not a dealer). Recently, wife claimed 2x instances of loss of power. No check engine light. One instance happened in parking structure, with dash screaming "STOP".... Mechanic looked at it both times and said that there were no error codes but that oil was very low and engine gas was near E. I've driven car for few weeks with no issue, but have noticed that it is starting to consume a lot of oil. Read something on earlier post about an oil consumption test a dealer and rings being replaced.... Any ideas of what might be going on? I'd appreciate any pointers!
#391 of 486 Re: 02 2.8L oil consumption [hardeepthind]
Aug 08, 2010 (4:49 am)
I'm not a mechanic but I do own an '01 Passat and looking at my past repair bills and reading about other VW owners problems I suggest you look a trading the car before you really start throwing money at it. Did you get a message with the STOP saying Low Oil Pressure? Are you using a full synthetic motor oil? Do you have an oil leak at the rear of the engine? Buy the way, have you replaced the timing belt and the water pump? Probably due. How about changing the plugs, should be every 40K miles.
#392 of 486 Re: THANK YOU! [shipo]
Aug 09, 2010 (2:34 pm)
I have some more news on my 2007 Passat 2.0T.
On Aug. 2nd, my "STOP" low oil pressure light came on again. I called the dealership and they advised me to have my car towed to the shop. I have to have my Husband go into the dealership to insist that they contact VW to see what they were going to do, since this was the 2nd time this has happened and the would only run the consumption test, as we all know that was .7 qts per 1000 miles, UNACCEPTABLE TO ME!!!!! THIS IS A 2007 PASSAT WITH NOW 37k MILES.......anyway, they were given the okay to remove the valve cover from the motor and found that there was a crack in it, in a seam, so they have replaced that. They insist that this is the cure to the problem, however they want me to keep checking the oil about every 1000 miles and report any low levels. Also, they have informed me that this is a problem that is JUST NOW coming to light, whatever, I have been complaining of this issue for MONTHS! So, hopefully this is the cure all and I won't have any other issues, time will tell.
#393 of 486 engine oil
Aug 14, 2010 (8:30 am)
hi.i have a passat 1.9 tdi estate.i need to top my engine oil up.which is the best oil to use.im from the uk.thanks a lot
Sep 30, 2010 (10:17 am)
Hello everyone I could really use some help with my VW. The Passat oil leak I have is NOT at the front of the engine per say like near any pulleys ...rather the front of the CAR on the SIDE of the engine. Its leaking from a round unit next to the oil filter spin-on housing. I just dont know what that unit is called. It appears to spin off with a 1''hex fitting at the forward facing end. My cd manual wont be here for 5-7 days yet. I cant find ANY engine pictures online to identify components. Any other ideas?
#395 of 486 Re: oil lelak [travisd81]
Sep 30, 2010 (10:42 am)
travisd: Have you looked more closely to determine if if might be leaking from the valve cover gasket and then seeping down to that "round unit" you speak of? You don't mention which engine you have, but oil leaks can be tricky, so a good work light and a "dentist's mirror" might yield a better diagnosisof the source. vwdawg