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Volkswagen Passat, Oil, Sedan, Wagon
#453 of 486 Re: 06 Passat 2.0T Oil Consumption [paln]
Jun 01, 2011 (4:48 am)
1. The oil that I use on my 2010 Jetta and 2001 Passat that meets the VW specs is Mobile 1 Fully Synthetic "0W-40." I have had no problems using only this type of oil.
2. The engine on your 06 w/80k as well as most others will use some oil monthly. It is not uncommon for those engines with over 80k and especially over 100k to use a quart a month in some instances. Just a proven fact. You have to monitor your oil level closely. A half quest low will show about half full on the dipstick. A quart low on the dipstick will show no reading on the dipstick.
3. To determine if you have a major problem with maintianing your oil level, I strongly suggest you take your car to a trusted mechanic that specializes in VWs to ensure you get an appropriate evaluation of any issues. This will save you a bundle of money in the long run.
#454 of 486 Re: 06 Passat 2.0T Oil Consumption [dpnva]
Jun 01, 2011 (3:45 pm)
thanks for the response. i drove 750 miles and oil was about 1cm below the max line on the dipstick. how much is consumed?
there are no visible leaks per mechanic.
#455 of 486 Re: 06 Passat 2.0T Oil Consumption [paln]
Jun 01, 2011 (7:56 pm)
It sounds like your getting at least 12-1500 mi / quart. I was told by VW service that with these engines, anything better than 1K Mi / quart was "considered" normal. As you are seeing here best defense is check the oil regularly. I set my reset my trip meter after adding oil and check every 1K. No issues.
#456 of 486 part #s for 2006 passat value edition
Jun 01, 2011 (9:43 pm)
I am looking to get work done by myself for the oil burning issue with my car. I was suggested to replace the PCV system.
I have spent some time and could not narrow down the parts that fall under this system. Anyone who has had a overhaul of PCV system, i am looking to get the necessary parts so I can order them? where to order would be helpful as well.
thanks in advance...
#458 of 486 Re: 06 Passat 2.0T Oil Consumption [paln]
Jun 03, 2011 (3:26 pm)
That item looks and sounds like what I was referring to, unfortunately I've been out of the loop on the early 2.0T oil consumption issues for several years now and don't remember for sure.
Jul 25, 2011 (3:08 pm)
I just bought a 99 passat 108, miles .What oil should i use ? Its my sons first car.I see oil drops on the passenger side on my garage floor on that side of engine. is it the sludge. I have read scary things about the sludge. I just had a oil change and the man put in 5w30 syn oil .should i put mobile 1 0-40 in my 99 Its a 1.8 t
#460 of 486 Re: help [mahaffey]
Jul 25, 2011 (3:51 pm)
A few points:
1) Sludge is on the inside of the engine; the engine can be completely caked in grease, grime and unspeakable crud, and still be pristine and sludge free inside.
2) Leaking oil is normal for a car of that age with 108 (thousand?) miles on it.
3) The virtually all of the 5W-30 synthetic oils out there are NOT certified to be VW 502.00 compliant; the question here is which 5W-30 did you have put in the car? Said another way, the oil in the car is most likely not appropriate for this application.
4) Mobil 1 0W-40 is a very good oil for this application (and the oil which I use in many of my cars), but not the only one.
5) Here is a link to the eighth post in this thread which I made over five years ago; most of what I wrote is still valid today (you can pretty much ignore any references to VW 503.01 oils and 507.00 oils aren't even mentioned): http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.f0aef02/7#MSG7
6) Here is a link to the latest list of approved VW/Audi oils: http://www.audiusa.com/etc/medialib/cms4imp/audi2/aoa/company/aoa-specific.Par.0- - - 023.File.pdf
Jul 25, 2011 (4:27 pm)
the oil was brad 10w30 syn blend. what should i put in it the mobile 0/40 or cast 5/40?.I have no owners manual.the car is in great condition. no service records.only one bad thing bad radio . replaced it with alpine still bad radio. What problems should ilook for. The trany oil is dirty do you recommend changing it or just let it go.
#462 of 486 Re: help [mahaffey]
Jul 25, 2011 (7:26 pm)
Mobil 1 0W-40 is the most commonly available in my part of the country and may well be the easiest for you to get your hands on too. Failing that, Castrol Syntec 0W-30 or 5W-40 will hold up under the demands placed upon it by the hot running 1.8T.
As for the transmission, does the car have an automatic transmission or a manual? If a manual, leave it alone, if an automatic, then have the fluid drained and the filter replaced; do not under any circumstances let someone talk you into a transmission flush (just extra money to the "service provider", and potentially very damaging for the transmission).