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2005 Jetta. What kind of oil?


gmbwrenchn
10-25-2008, 01:30 PM
2005 Jetta. 2.0ltr. {BEV} What kind,weight of oil is this car supposed to use. Car came with no manual,got to get one I know. Do I use a synthetic? What is the capacity? Thanks.

gmbwrenchn
10-26-2008, 11:36 AM
Hello?

Franco2112
10-26-2008, 05:55 PM
Depending on where you live your weight could be a little different than most. I live in Texas, so I run Castro 5w30 conventional(Manual) as does the VW dealership in my area. If you want to go synthetic, 5w30 Mobil 1 is my oil of choice. You can get these oils just about anywhere, so shop around for best price. Capacity 4.4 quarts plus filter. Be sure not to overfill. You might be able to get used manual off Ebay pretty cheap.

gmbwrenchn
10-26-2008, 08:56 PM
Thanks...

SC2ner
04-21-2009, 11:28 AM
Every gasoline Jetta after the 99 change uses Fully synthetic 5w40. Vw recommends using castrol. I will leave that up to you. Do not go with what the owner's manual says. They also have wrong information in there. Such as how much oil the vehicle takes. Along with other capacity levels and such. The people who made those manuals are morons.

Trust me on this. I work for VW.

The only Jetta that does not use 5w40 is the Diesels. They use fully synthetic 5w30 but it's a special kind of oil. And the new 2.0 TDI uses an even different low ash oil. I think that may be 40 weight.

gmbwrenchn
05-19-2009, 07:52 PM
Well.........I've been using 10w-30 regular oil. Only one oil change since I got the car. Bought it used. Can I still go to 5W-40 synthetic? What about the filter too. Fram or no.....VW. Thanks.

Franco2112
05-19-2009, 08:31 PM
You want to stick with 5w30 synthetic. Reason why is your engine is prone to engine sludge. This is recommended by my dealership. Also, stick with VW oil filters. They just work better for sludge protection. A quick note: Properly warm-up your engine before driving. This will prolong it's vulnerable life!

gmbwrenchn
05-19-2009, 09:20 PM
SC2ner suggests 5W-40??

Franco2112
05-19-2009, 09:29 PM
I tend to go with history and 5w30. I have not had any problem with this ever with any vehicle. Also, if you start going beyond the owners manual your engine warranty could be voided if you started having engine trouble. Stick with your manufacture recommendations.

gmbwrenchn
05-19-2009, 09:55 PM
What about cold weather conditions? Same viscosity?

Franco2112
05-19-2009, 10:23 PM
Same oil. These engines call for an oil change every 5000 miles. For cold weather, dusty conditions or severe heat like in the desert change oil every 3000 miles. This is a perfect grade oil. It pumps quick and distributes well in all weather conditions.

SC2ner
05-21-2009, 04:40 PM
Well.........I've been using 10w-30 regular oil. Only one oil change since I got the car. Bought it used. Can I still go to 5W-40 synthetic? What about the filter too. Fram or no.....VW. Thanks. Do not use fram filters. Get the VW one. Fram is garbage. There is an article about a group of people dissecting a bunch of different filters before and after. Fram uses a cardboard interior that falls apart after a while. Some of that gets pushed through the oil system. Stay away from them at all cost. The dealer one is not that expensive.

You want to stick with 5w30 synthetic. Reason why is your engine is prone to engine sludge. This is recommended by my dealership. Also, stick with VW oil filters. They just work better for sludge protection. A quick note: Properly warm-up your engine before driving. This will prolong it's vulnerable life! The car takes 5w40. Forget what the dealer says, put in what the manufacturer says the car takes. The dealer is using 5w30 to cheapen their oil change prices. Making you more likely to buy any other recommended items or so they can compete with other places like jiffy fube.

SC2ner suggests 5W-40??
You can still put 5w40 in. Once you drain it there is a little excess oil, but after the next change it will be all 5w40. 10w40 is far too thick. These cars do burn a little oil but most cars do. Especially a 1.8t. Only use synthetic though. I recommend castrol sytech.

gmbwrenchn
05-24-2009, 10:30 PM
Thanks for those tips

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