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Volkswagen Golf Owners Manual: Engine oil consumption

First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings

Engine oil consumption can vary from engine to engine and can change during the working life of an engine.

Depending on how you drive and the conditions in which the car is used, oil consumption can be up to 1.0 litre/2,000 km – and is likely to be higher for the first 5,000 km for new vehicles. The engine oil level must therefore be checked at regular intervals, preferably when refuelling and before long journeys.

When the engine is working hard the oil level must be kept within area  , for instance during long motorway cruising in summer, trailer towing or climbing mountain passes.

Checklist
Carry out the steps in the specified order  : To ensure that the engine oil reading is correct, park the vehicle on a level surface with the engine at operating temperature. Switch ...

Changing engine oil
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings The engine oil must be changed regularly in accordance with the data given in the service schedule. The engine oil and f ...

Other materials:

Removing and installing washer fluid reservoir
  Note The washer fluid reservoir (which is the same for the windscreen and the rear window washer systems) is located in the front left wheel housing. –  Removing and installing washer fluid reservoir →&nb ...

Sealing and inflating tyres
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warningsSealing a tyre Unscrew the cap from the tyre valve. Use the valve core extractor to screw the valve core out of the tyre valve. Place the core on a clean surface. Shake the tyre filler bottle vigorously up a ...

Wheel bolts
Fig. 222 Changing a wheel: loosening the wheel bolts Fig. 223 Changing a wheel: tyre valve ① and locations of the anti-theft wheel bolt ② or ③ First read and observe the introductory information and safety warningsOnly the spanner delivered with the vehicle should be used to loosen ...

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