oil change

  1. Sprengarfjord

    Oil change T6.1 CXEC MY -20

    Hello. I'm going to change the oil in my car, it's an automatic 198BHP 4 motion. I have all the parts needed but i have two questions. The oil filter is it placed behind the engine, if so do i need to remove anything under the car? Do i need to have the car levelled when I get all the oil out...
  2. Shaun Witts

    Oil change (TSI) step through

    So, the Oil Service reminder is pinging on my dash every time I start it up and, at nearly 4 years old, I thought I would do this myself this time. It’s useful having a carport to work under when its raining, but it tends to hoard windswept debris so a quick sweep up is always needed before...
  3. Macmain12

    mechatronic oil plug

    Hi Can anyone please tell me the torque settings for the mechatronic oil plug. The manual says 40nm for the main drain plug. And nothing for the mechatronic
  4. W

    Should I be worried about late oil changes?

    Hi all, Purchased a used T6 with 51000 miles from a VW van centre last friday. Love the van however even though I was advised it had full service history I was shocked to find the first oil change was done at 26k and the 2nd at 51k just before I purchased. (they only provided this info to me...
  5. LPollard

    Oil change.................... already?

    Hi Everyone, Please can someone help with the following My van has covered 12350 miles and it is saying oil service required within 100 miles But underneath that it says inspection due in 7700 miles. this is confusing me as i thought the the oil would be changed at the inspection miles and...
  6. R

    Metal shavings in oil (new engine)

    Hey there. Just changed the oil at 10,000kms, the 2nd change on the engine (did one at 1000kms). Noticed in the oil pan when emptying it, quite a bit of alum and metal shavings, mostly not magnetic. the oil filter when pulled apart wasn’t showing the corresponding amount in it, but did have...
  7. B

    Independent servicing – what’s needed?

    I really like my local garage. I neither like nor trust my local VW dealership (long story - previous car). I’ve had my T6 a year. The MOT’s due and it might as well be serviced (?). It’s on a “Q18” flexible service schedule. "Long-life" oil was used at the 27k oil change in early 2018 – but...
  8. R

    EU5 140 CAAC Engine Oil Change

    Hi guys. I brought a new LWB T6 in July 2019. It's done 30,000km. Dealer is virus closed. Brought oil and filter today. 2.0 diesel CAAC 103kw and 340nm. They sold me 7 litres of oil and a cartridge filter. Can you please give me instructions where oil filter is etc and other relevant details as...
  9. Glenn Board

    Which engine oil-filter? 140PS

    Hi, would somebody please advise the correct oil filter to buy for a 2016 T6 140 BHP, and also do you know if the sump plug has to be replaced? Thanking you in advance.
  10. Bryn23

    Liqui Moly Ceratec

    Just wondering if anyone here has used Ceratec? Im dropping the oil this weekend, before we head off again around Australia and i was thinking of trying some, i used their Diesel additive every second tank during our last lap around aus and i noticed the improvement. Seems to be highly rated...
  11. G

    DSG Oil And Filter Change T6

    Hi, looking to do this soon. I gather vehicle has to be level, wondering where to position jack stands, or sissor jacks. Also wondering about filter change manual information. Seems I have 2 drain points for DSG. I have an infrared gun to measure gearbox temperature at the surface. I don't have...
  12. Z

    £16 Well Spent..

    So I've always done all my own servicing on all my cars and the T6 is no exception. That said why has it taken me so long to get one of these...
  13. mopardave

    Oil Extraction Pumps

    Has anyone got any recommendations for oil extraction pumps? Now, I'm a firm believer in dropping the sump plug to do an oil change but I always seem to spill at least some oil so I'm thinking of getting an extraction pump to pump most out before removing the sump plug.....and I think it would...
  14. Dilbert

    Carista: Service Due Reset - Does It Affect Fixed Vs Flexible?

    Does anyone have any experience of using the Carista feature to reset the 'Service Due' indication? Does it work OK on T6? Does it affect/corrupt the Service Regime (Fixed/Flexible) your van is set to? Can you change the Service Regime using Carista? Thanks! D.
  15. Dellmassive

    - Check Oil - Warning, Check Your Fluids ! (what Oil?)

    - Check Oil - Warning, Check your fluids ! So its that time of year, work is busy, its cold outside, the kids are screaming, the missus wants a new kitchen, blah blah blah. So the last thing on your mind is checking your vans fluids right.? or more to the point the oil. ! Well lucky our...
  16. Mick

    Oil Change recommendations - Dealer or Indy? Leicestershire / Warwickshire

    i am getting the warning come up that I need an interim service ie oil change. VW want to steal £174 + VAT. I can probably get it done cheaper locally but will that impact the warranty? Additionally they want it in all day. Why FFS? It’s a 1 hour job at most. Any local recommendations...
  17. Dellmassive

    T6 Service Intervals & Inspection, Flexible & Longlife

    T6 Service intervals & inspections , Flexible & Longlife : Im just posting this here to make it easier to refer back to in future . . . source: Volkswagen Flexible Service Regimes (Longlife) | Volkswagen...
  18. alter

    Threading Of The Engine Oil Stopper Seat

    Hello everyone ..., my mechanic and friend owns a T5 with 5-cylinder engine. On the occasion of the first replacement of the engine oil, he found that the thread of the cap seat needed a "carry over" when the cap was reinserted onto the oil sump. This has also happened on other T5 vans that have...
  19. Y

    Oil Volume Min To Max On Dipstick?

    Changed my engine oil & filter and refilled with a measured 7.4 litres of oil. Checking after a long run the level is about 20% below max allowable on the dipstick. But - owner's manual doesn't say how much oil is required to fill from min to max (very, very, helpful). Anybody know? This is for...
  20. Mick

    Oil specs and what to use

    Hi, I have a 2017 204ps. What oil do I use? The manual says VW507 00 which is a 0w 30 oil but I also have a spare bottle of Mobil 1 fully synthetic 0W 40. T'internet says I can use both but the t'internet is occasionally habited by plums :-( Thoughts!