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Passat using oil?

Asked by Tony

You might laugh but I'm still running the 1995 Volkswagen Passat VR6 I have owned for the last 10 years. I have driven many late-model cars, but still enjoy the solid feel and confident road holding of the old Passat. As it has only done 175,000km and my question is what engine oil would you recommend and would it need to be "thicker" now the engine is 20 years old? It doesn't use oil when driven locally, but it will use 500ml per 1000km at freeway speeds. It has been very reliable, starting & performing well, with no problems.

Answered by CarsGuide

30 Oct 2015 Carsguide.com.au

I would continue to use he same oil you've been using, I doubt that needs anything else and I wouldn't put a "thicker" oil in it. VW engines have a habit of using a little oil, enough to make it necessary to keep a constant watch on the oil level and keep it topped up, but it has only done 175,000km and is only using oil on the highway.

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