View Full Version : Oil Consumption..! Take 2

11-06-2007, 09:35 PM
(Reposted due to Forum "reboot")!


I have just checked the oil on my new 07 Passat 2.0 Tdi and I was surprised to see that it needed topping up after only doing 1200 miles...!

It took about half a litre to bring it up to the max marker.

Is this normal on a new motor these days..?

My 2004 1.9 Tdi was never as thirsty..!



PS How crap is the new dip stick on this engine..?!!!

11-06-2007, 10:35 PM
With that useless dipstick I'm surprised you could tell you'd used any! I usually press the dipstick on a piece of clean tissue and I've just added ½ a litre after 5000kms but it's all guess work - in fact I'm not sure if I added too much.

The VW dealer gave me a litre when I bought the car and told me to check and add as necessary - yours should improve, hopefully, so keep a close eye on it and I'll do the same and let you know.

The VW driver's manual suggests, if my memory serves, that 'your' consumption is not unexpected (can't remember what page).

I've never added oil between changes on our Laguna I, and that's on 8000km changes.