Hi! I know I am past due on my oil change for my 99 VW Turbo Passat and my oil light just came on. Is it ok to drive a few miles to the gas station for oil? Or will my engine get damaged...I have had a new turbo charger so I am petrified to do anything that could damage my car, it is has had a lot of problems!
Re: VW Passast low oil - light came on - ok to drive?
NO NO NO! do not drive anywhere with the oil light on! your engine will more than likely be ruined if you do this, these engines are sensitive as it is and i would not suggest missing oil changes from now on bc a sludge problem develops quickly and will cost you around $8000 The person who answered first obviously knows nothing about cars! That light is not for changing your oil, it means there is low or no oil pressure!
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sounds like the oil is staying in the head
and not returning to the lower end fast enough
the oil returns are clogged and restricting the flow.
The fix for this is remove valve cover clean returns
change the oil and filter reinstall valve cover.
If you do not know what you are doing take it to a mechanic.
hi mate, my 55 plate passat did the same before major problems happened. first turbo went then the oil pressure light came on and the car went into limp mode. before its too late for you and a costly bill can you do the following. check if your car has a recall for the injector problems which vw are replacing under warenty. second thing the guy who repaired my turbo told me that these cares have a major fault which caused the turbo to go. the fault is the oil pump failure you must adress this issue as you can get a lot of info on the discussion forms. my car started with the same problem as you have described the pd engines have a design fault with the oil pump and shaft. this is common causing your turbo to go then the car will start showing oil pressure low please stop engine. educate your self via the forms and act quickly befor you end up with massive bills. i hope this has helped. trust me vw know about this design fault.you need to change your chain driven oil pump to the new gear driven system which vw have modified. all vag cars have the same problems be it audi skoda vw . my car had the same problem as you have said .started off with emissions then turbo failed thats when i started to investigate this problem . the pd engines was designed by some rookie at vw.
Need more clarification when driving and park. Happen to vw a lot with no solution.
Could be electrical ( Tcm + Wiring conector, ECM) ( fluid change fluid+filter add lucid tray oil) or mechanical.
Rattle could be engine or evap thing located under or next to air filter. Alternator also.
The engine you speak of is know for sludge build up problems by VW. They've even made recalls base on what I've heard. Check oil circulation and how to fix oil circulation problem.
Drop the the oil pan and clean filter screen where it sucks in oil. Other things related need to be unclog..
You can see the coolant level by looking through the opaque round coolant reservoir. It should be just over the middle. There's a line indication proper level. Orange Dexcool meets the VW specification and is generally available. The rear coolant flange can warp and seep over time and leaks onto hot parts. That's probably why you smell it.
Hi before you do an oil change try seafoam in the engine oil. this can sometimes fix the problems you are having, I used seafoam in engine oil and fuel and breather line and ran engine for 100 miles, but don't run hard, and its cleaned all the sump and oil veins in the engine, as checked with a scope looking though the oil sump plug. it did a really good job, my engine is a bit older than yours 1994. oil sensor is at the bottom of the engine on the sump. pressure sensor is above the oil filter it has a single wire conection
I had the same problem with my wife's 2006 passat turbo. We lost 2.5 quarts in 3000 miles and the warning light came on. They put us on a 1000 mile oil test and I lost 1.8 more quarts of oil. They finally agreed to replace the rings. Service tech told me that the factory rings are defective, they begin to lead after about 25,000.