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im about to do an oil change on my sisters car tomorow. its a 2003 jetta 2.0. whats the recommended oil weight and capacity? the last oil change was done by the dealer and the previous oil changes were done at a lube shop were they used castrol syntec and some crappy filter that used to throw the CEL. im thinking about using mobil 1 since thats what i run in my car unless theres something better? what about filters? should i grab a dealer filter or would a Mobil 1, k&n, wix be good? i know these cars are picky so im looking for whats the best and wont give me any problems. also, the drain plug, is it a standard nut or hex or torx? What size? just trying to make sure i have everything i need before i start. thanks for the help/input.
Re: jetta 2.0 oil change (danny501)0w40fram/mobil 1/mann/mahle/boschget underneath and check it out. probably just a standard 6-point bolt.
Re: jetta 2.0 oil change (danny501)
VW now recommends VW 502.00 rated oil, preferably 5W-40. Note that such oil only comes in synthetic in the US, although not all synthetic oils meet VW 502.00. If you use Mobil 1, the grade with the VW 502.00 rating is 0W-40.
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im about to do an oil change on my sisters car tomorow. its a 2003 jetta 2.0. whats the recommended oil weight and capacity? the last oil change was done by the dealer and the previous oil changes were done at a lube shop were they used castrol syntec and some crappy filter that used to throw the CEL. im thinking about using mobil 1 since thats what i run in my car unless theres something better? what about filters? should i grab a dealer filter or would a Mobil 1, k&n, wix be good? i know these cars are picky so im looking for whats the best and wont give me any problems. also, the drain plug, is it a standard nut or hex or torx? What size? just trying to make sure i have everything i need before i start. thanks for the help/input.

i put in 4.7 quarts (craps i am lousy at remembering the exact units) in my 03 2.0 jetta. it was castrol synthetic. dont remember the exact number on it (heck it was 10k km ago..) 5W40 i think.

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Re: jetta 2.0 oil change (danny501)Here is a handy dandy list of all the approved oils. But, I echo the Mobil 1 sentiment that everyone else has suggested (I also go Mobil 1 for my filters).As for the drain plug, it will either be a 3/4" 6 point bolt, or an 8mm hex bolt.
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Re: (devyl)
You have apparently not done any research on Amsoil full syn. fluids. Mobil1 is crap compared to that.NEVER use Castrol Syntec, it is not a true syn. oil.
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http://theoildrop.server101.co...11450All Castrol Syntec"s aren"t "true synthetics" that are made from group IV or V oils, except for German Castrol (Castrol Syntec 0w30).
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http://theoildrop.server101.co...11450All Castrol Syntec"s aren"t "true synthetics" that are made from group IV or V oils, except for German Castrol (Castrol Syntec 0w30).

although it is true that group IV and V base oils are high grade and considered synthetic, group III is ALSO considered a synthetic base oil group. and last i saw, mobil 1 was using group III as well for their synthetics

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Re: (gawa)
you gotta realize that each group comes in different stages. there are your group ones, which isn"t very refined, just thick goopy oil. then group II which are refined, but group II is broken into different groups such as group II+. Castrol uses group III+ just like 99% of every other company uses because using group IV and group V"s are WAYYY too expensive and produce the same results as group III+"s. Not to mention Castrol and VW are almost joined at the hip
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My advice is that make sure you torque the bolt to spec when replacing it. If you tighten it too much, then you"ll easily strip the threads.

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