I'm after your opinion of the dsg. After this is detected you don't have long before it gets bad. I use 10-30 about all year round. Any use of content in a manner not expressly authorized constitutes copyright infringement and violators will be prosecuted. Most petrol cars give off white smoke, particularly when it's around 0-5C with a lot of humidity. Some people get attached to a certain brand, but Ive used them all and haven't ever noticed a bit of difference. I would also check with them about the 'white smoke' you mention.
The number before the w is for the viscosity of the oil at it's cold temp 0'C So, the lower the number the thinner it will be at start up so the engine will be better lubricated at start up. Having driven manual cars for 20 years, will not go back, autos are ok if there working correctly and are a lot easier on my left foot. You can drive allmost smoothly, but you have to concentrate and be very accurate with the throttle. Not tried the prius I presume the auto is pretty good! I would recommend driving it, until it stops. It's next service is not due for 6 months. That way you get a a new engine rather than a bodged up repair. When you change your own oil, you know that you are putting quality oil in your Golf and that the filter is being changed too.
During and just after snow and ice thaws it is very common to see petrol cars do this. Problem is that even after nearly two years I carn't tell! I bought some over the internet. I have booked my car in to look into the excessive smoke problem from my exhaust. If your Golf is too low to the ground to access your drain plug and oil filter, be sure to use jack stands and safe jacking procedures before getting under your Golf. If it isn't printed on the oil cap, check your owners manual for the exact type before adding new oil. You need to check for the following symptoms; 1. I find the jerking, reaction delays and sheer unpredictability when, pulling away and opening the throttle below 30 mph, drive me mad.
Also, to stray off topic somewhat, I have the same Golf as you, I've had mine close to 2 years. Paul answered 5 years ago Most any multi weight motor oil will work just fine, I would not use a synthetic in a car that old. Hi There, I have just being doing some reading of my own on what oil to use when I have to service my 1. Volkswagen therefore recommends that you have the engine oil changed by an authorized, volkswagen dealer or an authorized Volkswagen Service Facility, engine oil quality is based not only on requirements for engines and exhaust treatment systems, but, engines, causing engine oil to age and its lubricating qualities deteriorate. Also have any other golf users petrol version had white smoke emitting from the exhaust, even when the engine is warmed up? Bring on the Prius, maybe! So much info and it gets confusing fast so here goes. Let us know how you get on. The second number tells you the viscosity at operating temp so if it's higher it should be able to keep the engine lubed without becoming to thin.
But if the oil is thin at cold temp it may become thinner at operating temp and therefore it will lose it's lubricating property as it is to thin! I would also check with them about the 'white smoke' you mention. Damage caused by these kinds of additives are not covered by any Volkswagen. You may alternatively top up with oil according to standard 502. This video shows you how to change the oil and oil filter in your 2001 Volkswagen Golf. Just to clarify: Although the car is new, I have found websites to be just as helpful if not more than franchised dealers, the handbook is not with me as I am working away and was looking for a guide from members, white smoke seems to be an issue with some of the golf 1. The key one is really number 2. Information is provided for the purpose of executing the order placed.
This video shows you the location of your oil drain plug, oil filter, oil fill cap and dipstick in addition to the steps needed to change the oil and filter in your Golf. Manual Description In this section you'll find information about, checking the engine oil level adding oil , improper handling of engine oil can cause severe burns other serious injuries, engine oil is poisonous and must be stored out of reach children. I think there was a sticker in the door jam. Personal data are stored for a maximum of 5 years. You can also change completely to the cheaper 502. By washing thoroughly with soap water, engine oil becomes extremely hot when the engine is running can cause severe, like all other operating fluids, engine oil can pollute the environment, operating fluids and dispose of them properly in accordance with applicable environmental laws.
It's particularly bad in the sort of situation where you approach an island slowing almost to a stop, then you see a gap, and push the throttle. The last number explaination confused me with some ambiguity in the tutorial. If you can't do this, see our page to find a Volkswagen Golf oil filter wrench. Most importantly, you get a chance to look around under your Golf for potential trouble spots. All of these fluids are extremely harmful to your eyes and skin so it is important to protect yourself. In general use a heavier oil 20-50 or 10-40 if you are driving in warm climates, and use something lighter like 10-30 or 5-30 in winter. Use only a high quality engine oil that expressly complies with Volkswagen oil quality, standard specified for your vehicle's engine, damage that will not be covered by any Volkswagen Limited Warranty, damage! There is much more to the labels on the containers if you care to learn.
The number after the w is it's viscosity when the oil is heated to operating temp which is tested at 100'C. . I have posted on this website about my engine problems with a 160 dsg golf. A new coil pack will give a temporary improvement, so don't be fooled by this. Unless such deletion of data, limitation of processing or objection to processing resulting in Mister Auto being unable to fulfil its legal or contractual obligations. Have the engine oil sensor checked by an, when the ignition is switched on, several warning and indicator lights come on briefly function, failure to heed warning lights and instrument cluster text messages can cause vehicle, break down in traffic and result in a collision serious personal injury.