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  1. Transporter T5 - (type 7H/7J) 2003 - 2010
    Hi everyone. Does somebody knows which Oil is the best for T5 Multivan 2005 2.5 TDI 96kw/130HP ? I've heard that the 0w30 (VW 506 01 LongLife) is better than the 5w30. How true is it? Cheers everyone. Robert CL.
  2. Jetta 4 and Bora (type 1J) 1999 - 2006
    Hello, Last week I noticed that my car was leaving some drips on the drive-way. Not much, but noticeable. I put some white paper on card beneath the car overnight to see how much it leaked in one night and what the colour of the liquid was. Overnight it probably only leaked a few drips and the...
  3. VW Engine and Gearbox
    Hi All I have a Golf Plus 2010 with 86k miles on it 1.2 TSi and its needing oil topping up (minimum on dipstick/oil light on) every 2 weeks or 400 miles. Just had it serviced and asked the garage to investigate but they didnt really do much looking. Just said oil is dripping into exhaust. He...
  4. Golf 5 (type 1K) 2003 - 2009
    Hi, My Golf Mk5 1.9TDi - 240,000 miles, has developed a problem in the engine. When cold and I take off, there is a loud chattering from the engine, it feels lumpy, like there's only 3 cylinders and produces clouds of black smoke. The funny thing is, as I pull out the drive it doesn't feel...
  5. Golf 7 (type 5G) 2012 - 17
    According to the display, the oil temperature on my 1.6 TDI, (DDYA engine, 115ps) varies in a very illogical manner. It is never "steady" but usually around 95-100° on the flat on a dual carriageway at about 70mph. Going uphill, however, the temperature falls by around 5-9°, while going...
  6. VW Engine and Gearbox
    Hi, When I was driving back home (1200 km), it show me a miss of oil then I have a code P0301. Then I heard a weird sound on my engine. somebody told me that a cylinder may be broken. I remove the oil pump and checked all rods, all looks fine, there is no play between rods, rods bearings...
  7. Maintenance & Service
    Hi there, I'm just wondering which oil to use in my VW Golf 2001 1.6 petrol estate? I have a bottle of COMMA semi synthetic 10W - 40 oil from my old Vauxhall Astra. I'm unsure whether to use this or not as some of the sites like Halfords and Eurocartparts recommend using oils that are mostly...
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  8. Sharan 2 (type 7N) 2011>
    Hi all, I've just bought a 2014 Sharan SE 2.0 TDi. I've read that you should drive carefully until the engine and specifically the oil warms up but nobody actually states what warm is. What oil temp can I start to drive it at higher revs? Thanks Nigel
  9. VW Engine and Gearbox
    Hello Everyone! I am sincerely hoping you can help me! Recently I noticed that my GTD was not getting up to operating temperature. When I am driving around town the Oil Temperature may get up to around 80°C but as soon as I hit the open road it will drop back down to between 60-65°C. I took...
  10. Polo 4 - (type 9N1 & 9N3) 2002 - 2009
    Hey, Just wondering if someone could help me. I had to nip into Tesco the other day to get some oil for my VW Polo (2003 Reg.), as mine was quite low. The oil I purchased was a generic 5W/30 oil (Fully synthetic) and can be seen at the link below. Generic Oil: http://goo.gl/k6iJbt I...
  11. Golf 5 (type 1K) 2003 - 2009
    I switched from a VW dealer to my local garage for my last service in the summer. I asked if they could do a long-life type service which the dealer used to do, but I think they have just done a normal service with long-life oil (my wife took the car in, otherwise I might have tried to get them...
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  12. Golf 5 (type 1K) 2003 - 2009
    Hi all I've recently noticed a smell of oil/diesel in the car upon start up and during a journey (no performance issues). Took the engine cover off today and found a hose with damage, obviously leaking oil very lightly. After a Facebook upload, a number of alternatives has come up from friends...
  13. Golf 5 (type 1K) 2003 - 2009
    VW GT TSI 2007 - 70,000 miles. Replaced belt around 45k miles, amongst many many other components since. Now MAJOR oil issues (inc. leak and smoke) 5 litre tub lasts max 1 month. To reinforce, the smoke is either a white or blue colour. And stupidly thick.. Has gotten progressively worse...
  14. Touran 1 - (type 1T) 2003 - 2015
    Apologies if this has been done to death. Planning to do an oil and filter change. My usual online motor-factor is recommending 3 different types of oil for my engine. (BKD - 2.0L Diesel - DSG - 140BHP 2004). TRIPLE QX Engine Oil (0w30 Fully Synthetic Engine Oil 5Ltr) (without DPF) Shell...
  15. Polo 5 - (type 6R) 2010 - 2014
    Morning, I own a 2011 candy white polo GTI, I brought the car 4 months ago and have had nothing but oil problems. at this point in time its booked in at VW Walton next Wednesday to have its final consumption test before they take the engine apart or replace the whole engine. the yellow light...
  16. New Members Introduce Yourself Here
    Hello All, I recently posted on the general chat forum but it seems to have disappeared :confused: Anyway we have a 2009 VW Golf 1.4l, I recently noticed it was using too much oil and after the initial problem was fixed I thought that would be it. Since the fix it has still be using to much...
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  17. Fox (type 5Z) 2005 - 2011
    Afternoon all, I have been reading horror stories of oil changes causing the timing chain to jump and cause a lot of damage to the engine. This is apparently due to the oil pressure in the timing chain tensioner not being sufficient at the point of restarting after replenishing the oil, and...
  18. Polo 4 - (type 9N1 & 9N3) 2002 - 2009
    Been looking at oil for the wife's 1.2 polo, i'm sure i need 5w30?? (not got the service book to check) seen Quantum longlife 3 for £29.69 (for 5L) or Castrol Edge £27.99 (for 4L) Which would you go for?? cheers
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  19. Golf 5 (type 1K) 2003 - 2009
    Hi, Hi I have a 2004 diesel Golf. I am keen to learn how to do basic maintenance myself like changing the oil. I seem to have run into a problem at the first hurdle. I cant get the oil filter loose. I did buy a 76mm 14 Flute oil filter wrench but it does not appear to work. It is to small and...
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