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    Posted: 13-Nov-2007 at 17:53
I do mine to 8 liters, and check it.
Usually takes the full spec'd 8.5 liters.

IIRC, you are in Cali?
Check out for Motul 8100 E-Tech.
Do to shipping, I'm switching over to locally available Pentosin "PentoSpeed" 501.03 synthetic.
I recommend sticking with Group IV ("real") synthetics v. the US marketed Group III synthetics which really aren't technically synthetic - they are hydrocracked.
Motul, ELF, Pentosin, Amsoil are Group IV to name a few.

Edited by BlueSteW8 - 14-Nov-2007 at 00:01
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  Quote B5crazy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-Nov-2007 at 17:48
I just changed my oil last Sunday and would like to add a few thoughts.

I always insert the new filter into the housing the car and then insert the bottom cap followed by screwing it in. I've found that inserting the filter into the cap first makes it harder to screw in the cap. Well lubricating the two rubber seals in the filter also helps.

I also torque all parts as per VW specs. Which is kind of a PITA since some of them are pretty low and requires two different wrenches.
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  Quote R32Viper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-Dec-2007 at 03:00
When I got my car I guess it had the factory Oil on it. I change to amsoil and it warms up much quicker than the regular. I use to wait almost 3 to 5 minutes when it was cold outside now it takes a minute. I may help some of you living in the north like i use to do.
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