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    2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2.0 Turbo six speed........transmission oil

    Hi everyone, I own a 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI with the six speed LSD transmission. My car has 4,300 miles on it as of today. I purchased the car new in May, and I didn't notice any shifting issues over the course of the spring/summer/fall. Now that the winter is upon us, I have noticed some...
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    Mobil 1 0w40 European Oil......the new 5w30?

    Hi everyone, I was in Costco recently and I noticed that they now carry Mobil 1 0w40 European oil. It was on sale until the end of November for $23.00 for a case of six quarts. Based upon what I have read here, it seems to be a very good oil. Can this oil be substituted for run of...
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    2019 Volkswagen GLI (2.0 T) - Dipstick Question

    Hi everyone, I have a quick question about the oil dipstick on my 2019 VW GLI with the 2.0 engine. The oil capacity of the engine is six quarts with a new filter cartridge. The strange thing with this engine is that when it is filled to full capacity with six quarts of oil it never registers...
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    Mobil 1 5w30 ESP - What is the correct application???? Benefit/Harm?

    Hi everyone, I have a quick question about Mobil 1 5w30 ESP, what is the correct application for this oil? I realize that the oil has the VW 504/507 rating as well as other OEM manufacturers approvals, but is it a good oil to run in a "run of the mill" engine that requires regular 5w30...
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    Best "normal" brake fluid......

    Hi everyone, I have a quick question regarding brake fluid, what is the best brand to buy? I have a 2000 Toyota Celica GT-S that is my summer toy. I purchased the car brand new twenty years ago, and it now has 29,000 miles on it. I am ashamed to admit it, but the car still has the original...
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    Amsoil jumping into the VW 0w20 508 game

    Hi everyone, I was looking on the Amsoil website and I noticed that they are now offering a 508 0w20 oil. Has anyone used this oil yet? I wonder how it compares to the VW Brand (Mobil 1) 508 oil. https://www.amsoil.com/p/sae-0w-20-ls-vw-synthetic-european-motor-oil-ezt/#pills-home_0
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    What makes European car oil special......Volkswagen ratings, etc?

    Hi everyone, I recently purchased a new Volkswagen GLI, the requires VW 508 - 0w20 oil. This is the first modern European car that I have ever owned, so the world of "special" oil is all new to me. I come from a Japanese car background (Toyota/Nissan and an air-cooled VW and an Explorer) so...
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    0w20 VW oil observation......2019 GLI - oil temp

    Hi everyone, I posted a thread a few weeks ago asking about the use of 0w20 508 oil in my 2019 GLI. I also asked about oil temperatures at that time, as my general oil temperature usually hovers between 225 and 228. Today I had the opportunity to take a long road trip with my new car and I...
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    Brand new VW Jetta GLI 2.0 Turbo..oil - Confusion Abounds

    Hi everyone, I just purchased a brand new 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI with the 2.0 turbo engine and 6 speed transmission. The world of European cars with "special" oil requirements is all new to me, as I am a Toyota/Nissan guy who generally runs Mobil 1 5w30 in my other cars. The world of VW...
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    Toyota Pink (Zerex Asian) vs Nissan Blue (Zerex Asian Blue)

    Hi everyone, I am about to embark on a major overhaul of the cooling system and timing chain set up in my 2006 Nissan Xterra (4.0 V6). For the past ten or so years I have run the Zerex Asian Pink coolant in the Xterra without any issues. I chose to run the pink because I also own two...
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    Toyota RED vs PINK....still confused

    Hi everyone, I own a 2000 Toyota Celica GT-S 6spd, with 26,000 original miles. The car is a garage queen that only sees a few hundred miles of use per year. I need to replace the coolant, and I have run into the issue of coolant style. Since the Celica is a PIA to replace the coolant and...
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    Nissan Matic D, good replacement?

    Hi everyone, I want to do a trans service on my 1996 Nissan Maxima. I am not doing a complete flush as there is no need, so I will only be replacing 4 or 5 quarts of ATF. What would the best option be for a fluid? I don't think I can justify the high cost of Amsoil for this car, so what are...
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    TRD Oil Filters.....What do you know about them??

    Hi Everyone, I was thinking of using a TRD oil filter for the next oil change on my 2000 Toyota Celica GT-S 6spd. I don't know much about the TRD filters and searching seems to yield nothing. So has anyone ever used the TRD oil filters? Are they of good qulaity? Who makes the TRD filters? Are...
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    Formula Shell Full Synthetic Oil 5w30, any good???

    Hi everyone, I have been unable to find much information about Formula Shell Full Synthetic Oil 5W30. I have a BJ's Wholesale club near me that often has the oil on sale for $22.00 for a six pack. The price seems great, but is it a good oil? I have not done a UOA on the oil, but I have been...
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    Correct coolant for my 1987 Toyota Land Cruiser

    Hi everyone, The head gasket is currently being replaced on my Land Cruiser and I need to purchase new coolant. The truck has always been run on regular green coolant to my knowledge for the past 26 years and 260,000 miles. The Land Cruiser has an all metal radiator that is very expensive and...
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