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Volkswagen Jetta, Oil, Diesel, Sedan
#95 of 182 what kind of fluid does 1995 VW jetta take?
Oct 27, 2008 (6:35 pm)
i checked the dip stick on my 1995 vw jetta and it looks like pure oil in the transmission,Ive never seen a trany that uses oil,just transmission fluid,did someone screw up or does the transmission on a 95 jetta take oil in the trany?also it doesn't say on the stick whether i should check the level with it running in park or neutral,,anybody got the answer for me,the tranny works fine but i still would like to know what type of fluid and how to check it properly
#96 of 182 2008 Jetta oil filter "adapter"
Mar 08, 2009 (9:04 pm)
I received a company bulletin on a 2008 VW jetta concerning the use of aftermarket oil filters and that a plate on the filter mounting pad needs to be removed or the engine will fail due to insufficient oil pressure. Is this correct and what does the plate do and look like?
#97 of 182 Re: 2008 Jetta oil filter "adapter" [tlesuper]
Mar 09, 2009 (11:14 am)
I have no idea, but why not just use the OEM filter, rather than risk having this problem.
Mar 09, 2009 (4:47 pm)
That perzactly what I was thinking. Better yet just have the dealer change the oil and filter. If anything happens at least they have a record that it was done at the dealer. Might be worth the extra $$$ the dealer charges.
#100 of 182 Re: 2008 Jetta oil filter "adapter" [tlesuper]
Mar 09, 2009 (7:11 pm)
It is ALWAYS a good idea to quality German-made filters and replacement parts for a VW.... Did you not purchase a VW due to its German-engineering to begin with?
All too often, I have "sampled" the FRAM filters at wallymart only to find them of poor-quality and construction.
HOWEVER: Ocasionally, I open a FRAM box at wallyMart and find a REAL German-made filter within. (Brand name = MANN)
When I do find MANN filters at WallMart, I purchase several of them.
#101 of 182 Re: 06 Jetta -- 25k service reqd? [clzibert]
Apr 16, 2009 (7:26 am)
My dealer reset my service reminder (blinking wrench) to a 5k interval at the last oil change- they do that sometimes to make people think that there is a service required every 5k. When i told the dealer to reset it back to 10k interval- it was done w/o any problems or questions.
There is an easy way to reset that service reminder light by yourself:
1) first turn on the ignition, than press the 0.0 button on the right side of the dashboard than turn off the ignition still pressing the 0.0 button
2) release the 0.0 button than pres M button on the left side of the dashboard.
It worked on my '07 rabbit.
And yes u can change oil every 10k because it is a Castrol synthetic plus u have over 6 quarts of it.
May 02, 2009 (3:59 pm)
a little help please: im trying to change the air filter on a 07 jetta. the dealer says the top engine cover pops up. but i dont want to break anything, and i have pulled on it. any tips or is there more to it. also a web site with a exploded view would be great. thanks jim.
#103 of 182 Re: air filter [jimmydent1]
May 02, 2009 (5:38 pm)
You did not mention WHICH ENGINE you have.... since VW offers at least 3 different engines, you may need to give us more details.
I know the cover for the 5-cylinder 2.5L pops-up. Try to "pop" on corner at a time by grasping as close as possible to each knob.
If you feel it is too hard to "pop"... once you have it off, you may apply a thin layer of rubber-safe grease to the knobs which seat into the rubber grommets.
There is also a clamp and 2 screws to remove which holds the the air-intake hoses in place.
Here is a link to photos for the 2.5L engine
#104 of 182 jetta tdi maintenance 2002
May 12, 2009 (9:25 pm)
I own a 2002 jetta tdi with about 188k miles. last oil change was at 180k. i already know i'm overdue for oil change--plan to do tomorrow. what other filters or regular maintenance would you recommend? i read the post about using an actual vw oil filter--i plan to. thanks in advance for any help on this. --f