Last post on Dec 17, 2011 at 12:03 PM
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Volkswagen Jetta, Oil, Diesel, Sedan
#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.
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#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.
#155 of 182 Question on Engine Oil Change
Aug 10, 2011 (7:10 am)
I have a 2008 VW JEtta 2.5 S, ( 29k miles approx).
My question is , can i get away with the usual engine oil change, or is synthetic oil best for engine life and efficiency in the long run?.
Just want to get an idea on what others are doing.
According to what i read on internet , ordinary oil change lasts 3k miles and synthetic like 6k miles.
Let me know your thoughts.
#156 of 182 Re: Question on Engine Oil Change [basha_manick]
Aug 11, 2011 (6:21 pm)
It really does not matter what "others" are doing... what really matters is what lubrication you should be using in your engine.
As I recall, due to the issues caused by using dino-oil (from dead dinosaurs)... VW has specified for ALL of its vehicles to use synthetic oil.
Instead of reading generic internet information, may I suggest that you visit the VW website which will tell you SPECIFICALLY what kind of oil and how often it should be changed. (Or read your owners manual)
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#159 of 182 uestion on Engine Oil Change [basha_manick] by bpeebles
Aug 23, 2011 (11:53 am)