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Old May 26th, 2007, 00:25   #1
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just got my car back from 49 k service,have ched the oil and it seems to go over the top crank on the dipstick how serious is this, i says in the hand book on bo account must it be overfilled?
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Old May 26th, 2007, 00:53   #2
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damage to the cat COULD occur, whats the reading on the dipstick?
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Old May 26th, 2007, 01:28   #3
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it is over the 2nd crank on the dipstick,
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Old May 26th, 2007, 04:49   #4
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it is over the 2nd crank on the dipstick,
How far over? If it is a millimeter or two you are probably OK. If it is like 5 millimeters you should get some extracted. If it is much over 5 millimeters you should get the bloke who flooded it to come and extract it for you - and not run the engine until he does.

With a measurement someone here can give you good advice.
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Old May 26th, 2007, 23:49   #5
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ok thanks for the help with this , its about 2mm over so i guess its ok.

they did not use the 505.01 spec oil they used a 5/30 for vauuxhall diesel engines which they tell me is fine, i have read the threads on this forums and amd starting to panic
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they did not use the 505.01 spec oil they used a 5/30 for vauuxhall diesel engines which they tell me is fine, i have read the threads on this forums and amd starting to panic
Who is they? Is this a VW specialist that knows the oil requirements for PDs? Reading in these threads can give you reason to panic. Not just any good diesel oil will work in the PD. Look at threads here about cams and lifters - 2004 BEW Cam lifter failure report . Some have gone to the point of having oil that doesn't meet the VW 505.01 specification removed and replaced with the right stuff. This is a controversial topic. Also look at the sticky (at the top of the forum - "What oil do I use?" READ FIRST BEFORE ASKING [If my links don't work these are both is this Fuels & Lubricants forum]

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Old May 27th, 2007, 15:14   #7
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ok thanks for the confirm i think i will get the oil changed again , with the cambelt i will need to replace this soon, should the water pump be done aswell or not i hear conflicting stories in this.
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ok thanks for the confirm i think i will get the oil changed again , with the cambelt i will need to replace this soon, should the water pump be done aswell or not i hear conflicting stories in this.
These links should shed some light on what need to be changed along with the TB:
Timing Belt replacement procedure
http://pics.tdiclub.com/pdf/a4timingbelt.pdf
http://pics.tdiclub.com/data/517/525...checkoff list)
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Old May 30th, 2007, 20:32   #9
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Summarizing from the Bentley eBahn manual.

As long as the oil mark is between the two bends in the metal of the dipstick you are within the limits.

There is a hash mark in that bent area. If below that you can add "not more than .5 L". If in the hash area you can add a little. If above the hash and below the top bend, do not add any oil.

VW states to run the engine up to temperature. Turn off the engine and let it sit for 3 minutes, then take the reading.


Hope that helps. If you are above the top bend in the metal you need to extract some of the oil out to get it below that mark.

Extra oil above that top bend WILL hurt your catalytic converter.
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