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    Thread: oil change question for 1999 Jetta 2.0 GLS @ 40k miles

    1. 05-30-2004 08:20 PM #1
      hey guys,
      i was wondering what the best oil and filter was for the 1999 Jetta 2.0 GLS @ 40k miles? where can i get it other than from the stealership and how much? how often do you think is neccessary to change the oil in my Jetta? the guy who i bought my car from (knowledgable in cars) told me, but i forgot...
      thanks,
      kat

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      05-30-2004 09:06 PM #2
      every 5k
      synthetic oils, take your pick
      5w-40 weight
      OEM mann or mable oil filter

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      05-30-2004 11:08 PM #3
      Quote, originally posted by calystar »
      hey guys,
      i was wondering what the best oil and filter was for the 1999 Jetta 2.0 GLS @ 40k miles? where can i get it other than from the stealership and how much? how often do you think is neccessary to change the oil in my Jetta? the guy who i bought my car from (knowledgable in cars) told me, but i forgot...

      If it is the same as 2001 cars, the specs are:

      Change oil every 10000 miles or 1 year, whichever comes first. Note that other services, such as tire rotation and inspections, should also be done.
      Use 5W-40 oil with VW 502.00, ACEA A3, or API SJ or SL rating.
      Filters should be available in many places.

      Check the owner's manual or Bentley service manual.


    4. 05-31-2004 06:05 PM #4
      thanks guys!

    5. 05-31-2004 07:30 PM #5
      10000 miles is ludicrous. might not hurt if you have full syn but that's really stretching it if you drive hard. $25 in full syn every 5000 is a very small price to pay to baby your vw.

    6. 05-31-2004 07:32 PM #6
      Wherever you take it to get your oil done, they should stick something in your window reminding you when to do it, but every 5K is what I do with my GTI...


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