Passat Sedan V6-3.6L (BLV) (2008)
Engine Oil: Technical Service Bulletins
Engine - Measurement Of Oil Consumption
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March 25, 2010
2017813 Supersedes T.B. V171003 dated July 12, 2010 to include additional model year applicability and special tool purchase information.
Oil Consumption Measurement
Customer states oil consumption is higher than the Volkswagen oil consumption standard of up to 0.5 quarts per 600 miles, or 0.5 liters per 1000 km.
In order to provide effective lubrication and cooling of internal engine components, all internal combustion engines consume a certain amount of engine
oil. Oil consumption varies from engine to engine and may change significantly over the life of the engine.
Typically, engines with specified break-in periods consume more oil during the break-in period, and the oil consumption will stabilize after the break-in
period. Refer to the Owners Manual for specific break-in procedures.
Under normal conditions, the rate of oil consumption depends on the quality and viscosity of the oil, the RPM at which the engine is operated, the
ambient temperature and road conditions.
Further factors are the amount of oil dilution from water condensation or fuel residue and the oxidation level of the oil.
If the customer complains that their engine is apparently consuming oil in excess of the Volkswagen oil consumption standard above, an oil consumption
test must be performed using the test plan in the VAS 5051 B, 5052/A, 6150 tester, before any repair is carried out.
Using the VAS tester, navigate to the Oil consumption measurement using one of the provided methods below:
^ GFF- Function/Component Selection: Powertrain >> Engine >> Systems capable of self diagnosis >> Motronic engine control >> Functions >>
General functions» Oil consumption measurements.
^ GFF- Function/Component Selection: Drivetrain >> Engine >> Lubrication >> Sub-systems, marginal conditions >> Oil consumption measurements.
1. Follow VAS 5051B, 5052/A, 6150 test protocol exactly, and document all information on oil measurement sheets.
2. Archive the VAS 5051B, 5052/A, 6150 diagnostic log and oil measurement test sheet (attached) in the dealership vehicle service file.
3. When the customer returns the vehicle to the dealership after a minimum of 630 miles (1014 km), complete part # 2 of the oil consumption test plan