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  • karjunkie 12/03/08 11:27 am PST

    Most manufacturers including Volkswagen consider that the consumption of up to 1 quart of oil every 1000 miles is normal. You are running at less than half that rate so you are well within the "safe zone" of oil consumption. Now, the turbo motors such as your 2.0T use more oil due to the heat that the engine generates. I recommend that people check the oil at least once every 1500 miles or so on a turbocharged engine and I'm sure that you know that ALL VW's except the 2.5 liter 5 cylinder engine require synethic oil meeting VW specification 502.000, which until recently only specially labeled Castrol Synthetic met this requirement. So make sure you stick to this type of oil or your risk voiding the warranty.


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