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#145 of 182 '03 VW Jetta 2.0 Oil Change Question...
Mar 26, 2010 (1:41 pm)
I just purchased a 2003 VW Jetta 2.0 about 3,000 miles ago and am now due for an oil change....but it seems to be more complicated then I expected.
The previous owner did his own oil changes with synthetic oil.
One shop say only German made synthetic, the other says it doesn't matter and the third says synthetic blend or bust...
So my question is- at 61,000 miles, doing general freeway and road driving conditions WHAT TYPE OF OIL SHOULD I USE!
Thanks for your assistance!
#146 of 182 Re: '03 VW Jetta 2.0 Oil Change Question... [inthebarn247]
Mar 26, 2010 (4:35 pm)
Your 2003 2.0L engine does NOT need any special oil. (it may be the only VW engine which does not require synthetic oil...the turbocharged, VR6 and TDI all need synthetic oil)
Use brand-name 5W30 oil in your 2.0L. I beleive 7500 miles is the factory OCI. (Oil Change Interval)
Of course, synthetic oil wont *hurt* anything either... but it is overkill in the 2.0L.
#147 of 182 Re: 2001 Jetta 2.0 Problems, Need Help ASAP!!! [joshforbes78]
Apr 26, 2010 (7:51 pm)
hi josh, my name is jeff james,and i wanted to ask you about that nasty noise that you hear when you idle.now are you refering to when you step on the gas""",you here this noise?, my 2001 jetta gls runs great iv'e only had it for close to 2 months,and im experiencing this grinding noise when i step on the gas peddle,it later fades away when im going faster,the noise is driving me nut's,have you found or heard of a solution to this problem? thanks,jeff korsing :
#148 of 182 grinding noise on my 2001 jetta gls
Apr 26, 2010 (7:55 pm)
i step on the gas and there is this grinding noise which goes away with high exceleration. "does anyone have a clue to this problem?
Apr 29, 2010 (8:36 pm)
how do i put more transmission in my friend 03 jetta?????????
#150 of 182 2009+ Jetta TDI Oil f-y-i
Jun 09, 2010 (2:50 pm)
Just for the record, the 2009+ Jetta TDIs take only VERY specific engine oils, SAE 5W-30. As of this date, only two are sold in North America -- Castrol SLX Professional LL03 or Mobil 1 ESP 5W-30. Read the labels carefully so that you buy exactly these types. Engine oils MUST meet the VW 507.000 specification; you can probably find a VW branded oil at your Dealer too.
The new models use Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs) and absolutely require these oils to keep the expensive DPF in working order.
#151 of 182 Re: in need of help [smokymcpot]
Jun 13, 2010 (4:56 pm)
#152 of 182 Transmission oil change
Feb 17, 2011 (2:26 pm)
I have a 2006 Jetta with the Tiptronic transmission. I bought the car in 2009 with 15,000 miles. It now has 46,000 miles on it. I brought the car to a shop and wanted the transmission oil replaced. They told me that the transmission oil is a special type of mineral oil which does not have to replaced. Is this right? If not when should I replace the transmission oil. The manual says replace transmission oil every 40,000 miles on Direct Shift Gear (DSG) transmissions. Is my transmission DSG?
#153 of 182 Re: Transmission oil change [timmyo]
Feb 19, 2011 (4:37 am)
I also have a 2006 Jetta and a 2009 Jetta, both with the tiptronic automatic transmissions. This is not the DSG transmission. The DSG is the high performance unit that was in the GTI Jetta and the GTI Golf.
I would check the owner's manual for service of the transmission. I don't believe you need the transmission fluid changed in your tiptronic transmission for many more miles.
Bel Air Car Guy
#154 of 182 Re: Transmission oil change [belaircarguy]
Feb 19, 2011 (7:23 am)
The manual states that the transmission oil should be changed every 40,000 miles on DSG transmissions. So I guess the shop was right when they said my transmission oil does not have to be replaced since I have the Tiptronic automatic transmission.