So glad to see 2003 is the worst year for the passat with this particular problem. Click on the link above to see how you can find out exactly which oil filter you need to fit your Volkswagen and how many quarts of oil it takes to fill. Although the car only had 84k when I bought it, 6K miles later the low pressure oil light comes on. Superior quality synthetic base stocks and advanced German engineered additive packages out perform other brands and provides maximum lubrication during extended mileage oil change intervals. Volkswagen unable to repair car.
I still have to put back the airbag and a few panels. Well now I think my motor is ruined and I still owe lot's on this pile of Do Do. If you want the absolute best oil, 2nd to none, then Amsoil synthetic is what all owners should be putting in their cars. Vw offered no options repairs or fixes and I foot the expensive oil habit. In short: costumer service given by all parties involved was horrible. If you choose to use an oil that does not list that 501 number, or whatever is listing in your manual, then you are risking damage of various kinds including sludge.
See how Amsoil's synthetic compares to Mobil's Tri-Synthetic in the Four-Ball wear test: Castrol negotiated a great deal with Volkswagen, hence they have contracts signed with them to push that oil which helps them get the best pricing. This might have given a system with a bit too much oil, but I figured too much was better than too little. Then lights came on again and engine seized up. If you search this site, there is alot of other threads concerning this very issue. Returned car several times under warranty for many types of repairs.
The dealership said it is out of warranty. Motor oil lubricates and cools the internal parts of your engine. Book time is about eight hrs to swap. The guages are the way to go with a large bottle of refridgerant. The engine died on the freeway in very heavy traffic and would not restart. I don't have a gram scale and the sticker says 1100 grams.
Apparently, I am not the only one with this complaint as several of the bulletin boards and internet discussion groups have similar postings. I am towing car in tomorrow because it will not start. Looks like I'm going to replace my compressor, dryer and expansion valve tomorrow. I suspect genex is correct. Getting oil that meets the specifications is your job.
That's one thing the dealer won't tell you. Several failures including but not limited excessive oil consumption, loss of power and acceleration, transmission problems, failure to start, malfunction indicator lamp constantly on, braking problems, climate control problems, and several electrical problems including failed brake lights. Oil changes were performed on schedule and proof was given at the request of the warranty company. I'm guessing 10 hours for replacement. You never know what could be dripping down from the engine, battery acid, engine coolant, brake fluid, etc. They don't know what to do or what to fix. Most Volkswagens have the oil type printed on the oil cap - it will likely be 5W-20, 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30 or 10W-40.
The problem is that I thought I saw the deadline for claim submission for the lawsuit was back in 2011. Prices, specifications, manufacturers, availability, and special offers are subject to change without notice. So, as you can see, I don't even drive it that much, and I just paid it off this June. No response or resolution for this, but the car has a turbo engine note: this car has only been serviced by vw dealerships. However, neither the dealer nor vw will provide me with written evidence or bulletins describing these specifications. Locate the oil fill cap and loosen it.
Engine has a burning smell due to oil leak. Oil Change Kits: Kit Currently Unavailable. You get what you pay for. They are unwilling to resolve the problems adequately. According to scanner readout and some mech knowledge I have discovered it has an intake gasket leaking!!!! The mirror switch is inoperative due to window switch failure.
In the meantime I ran into another problem in removing the expansion valve which the screws were major corroded which held it onto the evaporator. He said it was pretty impressive what he found in there: The inside was all torn up. I presume that repair will go up to 4K to get fixed unbelievable!!! There are two major oils that meet the specs and those two are listed above. Blauparts is here to help! Hopefully I can get it all back together the first time! CleanSynto Technology Ravenol is revolutionizing motor oil with CleanSynto technology! I feel the company should do something to help all of us. For most Volkswagens, you can wrap an old belt around the oil filter and unscrew it by hand. Why should anyone have to pay 14,000 for a vehicle and then turnaround and have to put 7,000 in it a year and a half later. Also, another good oil is Pennzoil Ultra 5W40, but you can get that only online through Amazon.