What he said.No Owner's manual ? No looking in the thousands of similar posts ?
Oils - anything that meets VW505.00 or later, or any diesel rated 5w40 synthetic, CF4 rating or later. You can buy oil at your VW dealer, European Car formula, Shell Rotella T6, Mobil Turbo Diesel Truck, etc.
Oil filter - Mann /Wix - again you can purchase at the VW dealer or online. Just look for ALH as the motor type. There are a number of online venders that can supply the whole package (oil + filter).
What did they do to the T6? If you are referring to the change from CJ to CK, that is a periodic reformulation to keep the oil operating for new engine technology.Either Mobil 1 Turbo Diesel Truck (often called TDT on the forum) or Rotella T6 (They unfortunately just changed the formulation) 5w40 but they're still great oils and available everywhere.
I've seen Blackstone test from unused samples of the CJ and new CK flavors on BITOG and and the CK no Moly in it at allWhat did they do to the T6? If you are referring to the change from CJ to CK, that is a periodic reformulation to keep the oil operating for new engine technology.
So I wonder if other oils are doing away with moly in their oils as well. I also wonder why they are going away from it. I also wonder if I should have leftover pizza for breakfast or save it for lunch.I've seen Blackstone test from unused samples of the CJ and new CK flavors on BITOG and and the CK no Moly in it at all
The replacement oil tube may not be fully seated and therefore sitting high. The oil tube should grab onto a small detent holding it in place. If it comes off when the dipstick is pulled something is amiss.There was a complication: I nudged the plastic dip-stick tube, and it busted right off. I was greatly miffed, as it was a Sunday afternoon, and I am 30 miles from the nearest VW dealer. I had no idea if these things were even available (Sure we can get one in, it's $100, & it'll be 10-15 business days). But I found some on partsgeek, and when I waited til the next day, the VW place had them for $23 in stock. So I get it home, and it fit on the little flange on the engine block OK. I put everything back together, and when I filled it with the 4.8 qts of oil the manual says it takes, it barely touched the dipstick. I added the rest of the 5 qt bottle and a half a qt from another bottle before it hit full on the stick. Then the thought hit me - what if this is the wrong tube, that is too long, making you think there is the right amount of oil when you have actually overfilled it? So I took it all apart to compare the new tube with the old one - they were both the same length. So for some reason I guess my oil pan takes 5.5 qts of oil.
Another problem is that the dipstick is a little on the big side for this tube, so when I pull the stick out, it pulls the tube right out with it! Guess I have to file it down a bit, and get the tube to stay on the engine better somehow.