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Old 04-15-2008, 08:29 AM   #45
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how do I read dip sticks? (sorry i know i'm a n00b), last night when I checked, the there was oil at where it says MAX so I assume my engine has enough oil right now? I just had a major service 2000km's ago
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Old 04-15-2008, 08:37 AM   #46
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how do I read dip sticks? (sorry i know i'm a n00b),
engine off for at least 10min or so
on level surface
pull dipstick out, wipe off the entire tip with clean rag/papertowel
reinsert dipstick completely
pull out again, to take reading
it should fall somewhere in the hash marks
the difference between min and max is about 1qt
if you need to add oil, do it a little bit at a time
overfilling is just as bad as too little oil
wait a couple minutes before rechecking after adding oil
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Old 04-15-2008, 08:49 AM   #47
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yes this is good info, but anyone that doensn't know they should be checking their oil frequently...regardless of what kind of car they drive...is just retarded.
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Old 04-15-2008, 09:22 AM   #48
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Weird. I thought someone resurrected my thread when I first seen the title. I posted nearly the same exact thing about 2 years ago. Good looking out Dan. I mean...repost. I kid, I kid.

Never mind. It was just a trip down memory lane for me. Except when I said it, the site was new and we were all a bunch of GTI newbs talking about things we didn't know much about yet, in our newb terminology. This site sure has came a long way. Think someone even debated me for saying the GTI drinks oil back then.

Edit: Found it...http://www.golfmkv.com/forums/showth...ight=check+oil
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Old 04-15-2008, 09:35 AM   #49
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Mods,
Can we sticky this in an engine thread or DIY/maintenance thread?
It gets annoying watching the same issue always pop up & this thread has some good info.

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Old 04-15-2008, 09:40 AM   #50
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Sure. Good idea. But there'll still be multiple threads started about it even after its' stickied.

*goes to move and sticky*
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Old 04-16-2008, 03:58 PM   #51
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Checked mine after 4K and 1 qt low...
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Old 04-16-2008, 05:20 PM   #52
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I'm 40 miles shy of 5K, just checked it yesterday and I was 1qt low. Question, has anyone checked their oil level when they 1st got their car? Is it possible that VW didn't fill oil to the max line? Or is it that we all really burn about 1 qt of oil in 5K? Just curious if anyone has verified this? Mike
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Old 04-19-2008, 10:16 AM   #53
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how do I read dip sticks? (sorry i know i'm a n00b), last night when I checked, the there was oil at where it says MAX so I assume my engine has enough oil right now? I just had a major service 2000km's ago
I love your quote!!!

Well I'm a noob here to whe n it comes to checking engine parts and stuff. I should start checking my engine oil more often, I remember my last oil change....my car felt like new.......So let's keep an eye on the oil.....VW's are well known oil burners...
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Old 05-12-2008, 09:52 AM   #54
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I never reall thought of this untill i was on my 6,000th mile with still 4,000 miles to go before and oil change and i read this thread. Thank god i did i was down a whole quart. Thanks to all the educated VW guys that write these threads
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Old 06-18-2008, 03:33 PM   #55
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I just hit 1000 miles, I'll check it and see how high VW had it. (assuming a lot didn't burn off on me yet). hang on..
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Old 06-18-2008, 03:58 PM   #56
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so how often do u guys change ur oil, it seems like no one follows the vw service list at first 5k then every 10k....
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Old 06-18-2008, 04:20 PM   #57
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i follow the VW guidelines...however I don't track my car or drive in the desert or the tundra
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Old 06-18-2008, 05:04 PM   #58
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I'm 40 miles shy of 5K, just checked it yesterday and I was 1qt low. Question, has anyone checked their oil level when they 1st got their car? Is it possible that VW didn't fill oil to the max line? Or is it that we all really burn about 1 qt of oil in 5K? Just curious if anyone has verified this? Mike
While I can't speak for your car, mine had the proper/full amount of oil the first time I checked...and well, it still does, so I guess VW filled it up right.

On a side note, with an old car of mine I had an oil change done once and checked the level after I got home and it was down over a qt...needless to say I ended up driving back there and gettting them to properly top it up Sooo I'd recommend to always check your oil level after getting a service done, to make sure they filled it properly
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Old 06-18-2008, 06:57 PM   #59
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i follow the VW guidelines...however I don't track my car or drive in the desert or the tundra
Haha, this reminds me of that other oil time thread.

3,000 for me. Maybe overkill, but I drive a lot of stop and go traffic and AutoX it.
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Old 06-18-2008, 09:07 PM   #60
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lol i know...the question just comes up every other day, doesn't it?
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Old 07-10-2008, 01:58 AM   #61
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i was just wondering which one oil would be good in a climate such as chicago...if anyone else knows chicago gets cold and warm and hot as hell at times...
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Old 07-30-2008, 05:20 PM   #62
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Oil??? They have oil in them?
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Old 09-03-2008, 06:54 PM   #63
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hi there could anyone tell me if i could put a decent dump valve on my gti and will it affect my performance ??????
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Old 09-03-2008, 06:55 PM   #64
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hi do all gti's have an ipod connection an where could i find it??????
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Old 10-12-2008, 01:35 PM   #65
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Hey I have a noob questions sorry. But I never knew I can just add oil on my car ithought the only time I put oil was when I do an oil change. Is there anything else I would have to do instead of just pouring the oil? Sorry again but im bout to hit 2k
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Old 12-30-2008, 03:58 PM   #66
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.. lol i guess my motor is in pretty good shape though... got 26k miles.. did the oil change 6k miles ago, and still almost full,

i run castrol 0w30 for the 6qts, and lucas synthetic additive for the .3....

could the lucas be part of the reason why im not loosing any....


i also remember reading in the book that the quality of oil changes the ammount of oil that is burned... correct me if i am wrong...
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