There are many oils that meet both gasoline and diesel standards, but beware of oils that are designed only for gasoline engines, even if they are synthetic. I get that it's a plastic part and won't stand abuse but -- jeez -- the thing's got an o-ring seal. Superior synthetic base stocks and advanced German engineered additive packages outperform other oils and provide maximum lubrication during extended oil change intervals. Finally, all manufacturers are after maximum fuel economy and the longest possible oil change intervals in all their cars, and keeping oil in cars longer while providing the best possible fuel economy figures put additional demands on oils. Do the dealers actually do all that when they do it? If it isn't printed on the oil cap, check your owners manual for the exact type before adding new oil. However, I cannot figure out what type of oil filter the vehicle takes.
. If you can't do this, see our page to find a Volkswagen Passat oil filter wrench. This keeps the cap from tightening. If your Passat is too low to the ground to access your drain plug and oil filter, be sure to use jack stands and safe jacking procedures before getting under your Passat. I guess you can replace it too.
You guys doing 'topside' oil changes are really neglecting a lot of other items that should be inspected. The only people that stand to benefit from 5K mile changes are Mann filter, and Castrol assuming you use Castrol oil. We have the largest oil selection on the market! Just tighten it until it doesn't turn any more and just a little more. I agree with you 100% which is one of the reasons why the dealership I bought my car from won't see my car for oil changes, or most anything else. Many dealers say 'no service req'd'. My problem is that working at an oil change shop, I do not feel comfortable with my vehicle running 10k on an oil change. I don't baby my car.
Superior synthetic base stocks and advanced German engineered additive packages outperform other oils and provide maximum lubrication during extended oil change intervals. Thinner oil especially when cold can help provide lubrication during those first few critical seconds after a cold start. Also, many thanks for your other videos. I've changed car-oil for decades. Mahle oil filters use the latest generation in oil filter designs, state-of-the-art oil filter materials, and are specifically designed for your engine. We recommend wearing safety glasses whenever you are working under your Passat.
Most importantly, you get a chance to look around under your Passat for potential trouble spots. Yep - liqui-moly top tec 5W-30. That cleans up the area nicely. My invoice states that they used 45 G-052-167-S0 engine oil, which according to my research is: Castrol Edge Turbo Diesel 5W-40. I would recommend a Mann filter. Let me know, what you think about it.
When you change your own oil, you know that you are putting quality oil in your Passat and that the filter is being changed too. Seems to me that all that you need and don't already have on hand is a socket to fit the filter cap. Hard to argue , as I can not prove it just by watching or smelling oil My feeling and I hope is that mechanics did appropriate job, since this dealer service bunch of new diesels, but person responsible for paperwork was clueless. They key is to loosen and wait for all the oil to drain off the media so you don't make too much of a mess. I've got a bit over 30,000 miles on my Passat. And I let the filter drain into the engine after I crack it loose and spin it up a bit while I do the rest of the service rotation, etc. I have searched for any tips on this but have not found any.
Both are fine for use in all climates, although some owners prefer 5W40 over 5W30. These cars require oil that can keep cam lobes lubricated in that high pressure environment. The filter cap comes to a 'dead stop' that you'd have to be totally wasted not to feel. Also, engine tolerances are much tighter than in past years. Mahle's continuous engineering and innovation is driven by performance. The presence of that soot is an oil design consideration.
Don't change your oil at 5K miles on a car that specifies 10. Many owners run their oil longer. I've changed car-oil for decades. I know it feels like it's probably too light, but I wouldn't override the manufacturer's testing and recommendations based on personal feelings. Bill If you have an aluminum oil pan you really should have and use a torque wrench.
Have read other oil-change posts here and watched youtube videos. By using approved specification oil you will greatly improve your vehicles mechanical longevity and performance. This oil not only gives me the 40W oil for the diesel engine but also the 0W for cold starts if needed I plug it in under 15deg C. Don If you work at an oil change place, then you make a living telling people to change their oil often. There are a great deal of 507.