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Here is a list of oils which are suitable and the correct grade for that engine. There are others of course but I cannot list all of them. Personally I would use the first one on this list but the Castrol Edge is also a very good oil.. Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 10W-30 Pennzoil SAE 10W-30 Motor Oil FormulaShell SAE 10W-30 Motor Oil Castrol EDGE Extended Performance 10W-30
The oil capacity is 1.14 gallons which will include the oil filter..
If there is an issue with the dipstick I would buy a new one. You should still be able to get the correct item. If you are having issues then go to one of the older camaro internet forums and ask them the best place to get a replacement dip stick.
1. If the car has been idle for 5 years, you want to get all the old oil out, any oily sludge that has not bonded to parts and to change the oil filter. Make sure it is warm /hot when draining it and make sure the oil is topped off before running the engine.
Drain the old oil out and change the oil filter. Then get one of the cheaper 10w-30 oils and fill it with that. Then run the engine for at least 20 minutes to get it warmed up and the new oil circulating. If possible take it for a 60 minute drive. Then drain that new cheap oil out and remove the new oil filter and tip the oil out of that also. This process will give your engine a good flushing with new oil.
2. Then fit the oil filter back on and refill the engine with your choice of better oil like the Ultra Platinum 10w-30. Run the engine for about 1500-2000 miles or about 40 hours and then change the oil and oil filter once again.
If the engine has been sitting for 5 years this process will clean it out as well as possible without dismantling it and it will not cost you much especially if you do it yourself which on that vehicle is very easy.
3. You will also need to drain and replace other fluids
- transmission fluid whether an auto or manual trans - bleed the brakes and completely replace the old brake fluid in the entire system (extremely important as the brake fluid will be in terrible condition) - change the differential oil - change the power steering fluid. - (if a manual transmission bleed out and replace the clutch fluid.)
The oil should be okay, did you put the right amount of oil into the engine ? try draining it again and check how much oil you need. if the problem persist than the problem is something else. where is it leak ?
That's a can of worms...
I own a 1990 Suzuki DR650RS, big single four valve air cooled. 70,000k's. Just finished replacing a broken 3rd gear from when a broken part of kickstart spring broke off, entering gears!! I was pleasantly surprised to find all bearings, cam faces, gears, shafts etc all well within Service Manual tolerances...no other work was required. I have used Castrol since racing Ducati singles in early 70's and current best oil for my DR is POWER1 GPS 4T, a 10w-40. I have no problems of other riders regarding clutch drag or sticking after a few days idle. Very suited to high variances in temperature, typical of air cooled thumpers. Cheers.
all seem to be fine for this car - the castrol is good oul through and through so will almost certainly be ok
But just to be on the ultra safe side...
you can phone Volkswagen Parts/Dealer yourself and they will advise you as to the best oil to use depending on your cars mileage etc...