2008 Passat 2.0Turbo Engine Oil Burning Problem!

Old 01-09-2014, 11:54 AM
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Hi everyone, I have more than 40,000 miles on this car now. I am wondering anyone else has a same problem with this car.

So I realized that I burn the engine oil every 1,500-2,000 miles - even if put the full synthetic oil (almost 7 bottles!) I realized this problem around 25,000 - so here's how it goes.

Around 25,000miles - Engine oil pressure light on with a warning noise! (I didn't realize that I had to add more engine oil because I replaced filter / engine at around 23,000 - went to the dealership. They found no leak. They added more oils and come back after you put another 1,000 miles.

Around 27,000 miles - I realized the engine makes weird noises when lacking oil. I went back to the local mechanic, and he also counldn't find any leak - still doesn't know the cause.

Around 41,000 (today!) - I got my engine oil / filter replaced at 39,000 and I started to hear that cracking noise! I went to my mechanic and he added 4 more bottles of full synthetic oils.


My mechanic in my town says the best way is to check at every 1,000 miles and add oils. He says he saw this a lot in german cars with turbo engines. Also he says I can change filter only once a year (every 7,000-8,000) - is it true?

Anyone has similar experiences with this car? How did you guys solve this problem?

Old 04-30-2015, 11:56 AM
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My 2006 Passat burns oil. There is no leak; I've had 3 different shops look for one. I will admit that my issue isn't nearly as severe as yours though. But I do always keep 2-3 quarts in my trunk to use when I need it. There is no consistent length of time that it runs low; I just have gotten in the habit of checking it every couple of weeks - then adding a quart (I use synthetic too). My passat had 170,000 miles on it. It's burned oil since day one. I know this doesn't provide you with a solution, but I was told by two dealers that Volkswagen's (especially turbo models) "just burn oil".
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