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  1. Golf/GTI VIII
    The only approved oil for the mk8 GTI is 0w-20 VW 508.00 The oil has two methods that VW can use to check it was used. 1. It's dyed a specific color 2. They added small amounts of vanadium as a tracer chemical. You can be denied warranty repairs on the engine if you don't use the approved...
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  2. CC
    I have a 2009 CC 2.0tsi about 87k miles and have been having an issue where my oil pressure light keeps coming on about 20-30 minutes into my daily commute. It comes on for a few seconds before it turns off and comes back on a few minutes later. I’ve checked the forums and saw this is a common...
  3. Passat (B5)
    I have a 2000 2.8l Passat that has an oil leak that sprung up after hitting a pothole and demoing the oil pan. Replaced the pan and didn't have any leaks from the pan. This new leak has popped up running down from the bellhousing. Upon further inspection it looks like it is coming from the back...
  4. Oil and Lubrication
    Hello everyone, I have a VW Golf IV 1.4 '02 with BCA engine. As usually in this model, the car burns oil basically in uphills and downhills. I have tried viscosity like 5w40 and 10w40 but it burns them. During the summer (temps 25° - 40° ) i tried 20w50 with very good result. The oil...
  5. The Volkswagen Lounge
    Hi! I’m looking for general thoughts and guidance here… The long and short of my situation is that I am leasing a 2021 Volkswagen Teague one that I bought new. I have had it for one week less than a year and they are replacing the engine. within the first week of owning the car they had to...
  6. Oil and Lubrication
    Hi folks, I just bought Jetta 1.8T 2016 with 73k Miles on the odometer. Also want to mention that my car has Castrol in it (as I know) and recently it gave me a yellow oil warning, I think I haven't driven 5k miles yet, and is it ok? Can you guys recommend me oil type and brand for this spec...
  7. Syncro/4motion/Quattro Forum
    Hi. Im using 2000 Golf IV 1.8 4motion with 5-speed manual transmission. Next week I decided to change the transmission oil. It was stated (by VW authorized service) that the original transmission oil viscosity of the vehicle was 75w90 and its capacity was 2.4-2.5 liters. But I guess transmission...
  8. Golf III & Jetta III
    Very odd thing happened, I changed the oil in my car and after I did this, the valves are clicking louder than they normally do. Opened up the oil filler and looks dry as a bone, no fresh oil, nothing. So I loosened the oil temp sensor and oil is coming out pretty well so I know the oil pump...
  9. Golf V & Jetta V
    My engine code is BGP and I replaced the oil dipstick with the newest part number (which I assume is for the final version of the 2.5L in 2013). Will this Dipstick be accurate or do I need to track down an earlier revision?
  10. Golf III & Jetta III
    Hey all. I have a 1995 Golf GL I bought a few months ago after it'd been sitting a year. It's got a lot of kinks I'm working out. The latest is dropping oil pressure going up a long, steep incline. Oil pressure alert went off, I immediately pulled over. It wasn't a sensor issue as I could...
  11. Golf/GTI VI
    I just changed my oil today, it has been ~7k miles since i last changed it and i had put full synthetic 5w40 castrol in it. when i drained the old oil today, i only had about 2 quarts left which means i burned around 3.5 quarts of oil in 7000 miles. Is this normal consumption or should i look...
  12. The Volkswagen Lounge
    I just had my Valve cover, rear main seal, Upper timing chain seal, and PCV replaced and I am still seeing oil on the back of my motor. No suspicious exhaust fumes coming out of the back so I am certain I do not have a blown head gasket or bad turbo. My next step is to replace the turbo oil line...
  13. Golf IV & Jetta IV
    I searched but could not find posts for my particular engine on the topic. I have a 2004 Golf 2.0L non-Turbo, engine code BEV, 211k miles. From the time I bought the car in 2011 until 2016, I ran the manufacturer recommend motor oil, which is 5w-20 iirc, I think it called for synthetic as well...
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  14. Golf VIII R
    Hello All, My father is an AMS oil rep so I asked him to order some oil for my R this morning, but they didn’t have this particular model in his system. The manual says 0W-30. 0W-20 seems more realistic, right?
  15. Jetta/GLI VI
    Searched and searched but I couldn't find a solution of how to to change the manual trans axle fluid on a 2012 VW 2.0 with the five speed. Looking under the car there is no where evident to drain the fluid and I have read to fill though the reverse speed sensor. But honestly it's a PTA to find...
  16. Golf/GTI VII
    So just 3 weeks ago I installed a stage 3+ fx350 clutch on my stage 2 mk7 gti. Shortly after I noticed a vacuum leak that ended up being due to the rear main seal failing. I opened it back up replaced the rms and cleaned the very little bit of oil left on my clutch with brake cleaner. I was told...
  17. Golf V & Jetta V
    stuck between using castrol or liqui moly what do you guys think (money isn’t a problem so i don’t care spending more) and what gas brand should i use i use TOP TIER only gas but should i use mobil or chevron or what?
  18. Tiguan (MQB)
    I did my homework and searched the forum before posting. About my 2019 Tiguan I’m planning to change diff and haldex fluids. My questions: 1- my understanding is that the front diff share the same oil with the transmission. Is that correct? 2- when people say “ I replaced the front diff oil on...
  19. Golf/GTI VI
    My car had to go garage for some strange noise in engine and while they check it out I saw lot of slug outside of throttle body. Mechanic say it's normal for gti. Is it?
  20. Golf IV & Jetta IV
    I have a 2002 gti 12v vr6 (AFP) this morning I went to turn on my car it cranked, started, then died in about 5 seconds. After I tried starting it again it would crank but not even try to start and I was greeted with the STOP warning and an "oil pressure stop engine" message. My oil level is...
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