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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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?
- 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...
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...
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...
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).
This is for...
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 :-(
Now I've changed engine oil & filter in plenty of cars, but it's usually very easy to spot the oil filter location.
Embarrassingly I'm struggling to find it(!).
I've read the maintenance document available for download, found a pic on here on another thread, but I'm still looking.