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Old November 2nd, 2009, 16:53   #1
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Default what kind of fluids 96 passat tdi takes?

so far i know i takes 5w40 for engine oil change, but i don't know what gear oil, coolant/power steering/brake/clutch fluid and how often should i change them?
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 16:56   #2
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75w-90 gear oil
Pentosin CHF11S power steering fluid
G11 or G12 coolant (or newer)
DOT 4 brake/clutch

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Old November 2nd, 2009, 17:01   #3
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thanks dieseldorf, how often should i change them by the way, i know the engine oil i must change it every 5000 miles but the rest?
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 17:42   #4
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GL4 transaxle fluid (G070726A2) - $13x2. 100K miles.
DOT4 brake fluid - every two years regardless of distance.
Hydraulic steering - seems to be stable and doesn't need frequent replacement, if at all.
Engine oil CI4+ 5W40 (or VW505.00) 10000 miles. M1 TDT is one of the better lubricants available at FLAPS.

5000 mile engine oil changes increase wear due to more frequent washing of anti-wear additives with detergents.

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Old November 2nd, 2009, 17:45   #5
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J, the ODI on the 1Z was actually 7500 miles, not 10k. However, using one of today's robust API oils, I'm sure 10k miles would be fine.

I would suggest changing the PS fluid based on my Passat B4 ownership experience.
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 17:51   #6
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Yeah, in 1999 VW made mineral oils obsolete (wrt 505.00 at least), so the old interval should have extended with it.

The 1Z/AHUs are such a similar base engine there's no reason not to use 10K OCIs with even 505.00.
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