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#133 of 182 oil changes on 06 Jetta TDI
Feb 06, 2010 (12:18 pm)
I live out in the country and since buying my Jetta new have had the real problem of getting it in to have oil changes. 10 other vehicles on the place including Harleys, and the only ones to go to the dealership to be changed are the Jetta and my wife's Beetle. Wondered how the dealership got all the screws out and changed the filter in an hour. Last time, wondered out around the corner to see and watched them suck out the oil with an extractor. Went to Harbor Freight today, bought a great quality oil extractor on advertised special for $119 down from $139. Still bought filters at VW, but Parts at the dealership is open till 7:30 most days, service closes at 5:30.
So now my question. Everything, including the Harleys, run on Mobil 1. I changed everything over in the late 80's or early 90's after doing my own research and finding that sythetic is indeed much better. I would like to run Mobil 1 in the Jetta and Beetle, but which one meets all the gobledy gook numbers and specs? I have also emailed Mobil 1, but don't have an "in" anymore to engineering there. Does anyone out there know? I want these engines to sail past 300,000 and would love to see them going at 500,000, and I believe that Mobil 1 is the way to get 'er done.
For what its worth, I just recently changed the transmission fluid to Royal Purple. The only thing we run in trannys and differentials including 4WD. VW wouldn't change it, told me was not compatible. I thought, hmmmmmm?, and contacted Royal Purple and had the opportunity to talk to one of their engineers who, after doing his own research, called me back a week later and felt that I was upgrading from what the dealership was using in my area and that Royal Purple was certainly as good, if not better, than what VW recommends.
Living out in the country, it is much easier to order things by the case and be able to use it in multiple vehicles. Now that I am ready to change the oil, I would like to ensure that I don't mess up the engine in my baby with something that it doesn't like. Other diesels on the place are Ford, so I know there is probably a big difference.
#135 of 182 Re: 2008 2.5L Volkswagon Jetta [bpeebles]
Feb 23, 2010 (5:14 pm)
Mobil 1 0w-40 is VW 505.00 certified...and sold at "WallyMart".
#137 of 182 Re: 2008 2.5L Volkswagon Jetta [thess02]
Feb 23, 2010 (6:55 pm)
Perhaps so.... but the 0w40 may not meet the viscosity-requirement for the engine in question.
#138 of 182 Re: 2008 2.5L Volkswagon Jetta [bpeebles]
Feb 24, 2010 (5:07 am)
I believe the engine was the 2.5, which specifies 5W-40, therefore 0W-40 should be fine.
#139 of 182 2008 Jetta 2.5
Mar 01, 2010 (2:05 pm)
Need to know recommended change interval for auto transmission... What flud would be recommended?
#140 of 182 Re: 2008 Jetta 2.5 [08jetta]
Mar 01, 2010 (6:16 pm)
Most of the VW fluids are pretty specialized european-specified liquids. Even the power-steering fluid and antifreeze is unique and not compatable with other stuff.
You would do well to simply use what VW specifies and not even try to use a "compatable" fluid.
Many VWs specifiy this VW partNumber ==> G052162A2 (Meets VW TL 52162)
If you have TipTronic xmisison ==> G052990A2
I usually order my VW supplies and parts from IDI Parts
Mar 03, 2010 (4:43 pm)
I just bought a 2002 Jetta 1.8T used, and its missing some of the screws for the plastic cover over the engine. Should i just go ahead and take that off or should i get the screws and where can i get them. And also it seems likes it burning alot of water and antifreeze but it doesnt over heat anyone got any suggestions.
#142 of 182 Re: help [fernie915]
Mar 04, 2010 (4:45 pm)
The engine-cover is there mainly to look sleek and reduce engine-noise.
In refernce to consuming antifreeze, you need to figure out where it is going. It could be anything from a simple leak... to a blown head-gasket. UNDER NO CIRCIMSTANCES SHOULD YOU USE ANTHING BUT G12 ANTIFREEZE... using anything else can cause corrosion/plugging of the cooling system which can lead to engine-damage.