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VW Passat B7 Service Manual ➜ 4.36 Engine oil level: checking

Passat 2011 ➤ , Passat Variant 2011 ➤  
Maintenance - Edition 01.2019  
– Push ball sockets of engine cover panel to correct installation  
position, if necessary.  
– Fit engine cover panel onto securing points and press on at  
edges to engage.  
Engine compartment cover (noise insu‐  
lation) “bottom”: removing and installing  
The procedure of removing the engine cover panel -bottom-  
(noise insulation) can be found in Workshop Manual under:  
⇒ General body repairs, exterior; Rep. gr. 66 ; Noise insulation  
For technical reasons it is possible that several cross references  
are not directed to the correct chapter. In this case select the pro‐  
cedure manually in the information.  
Engine oil level: checking  
Note the following:  
– After shutting off engine, wait at least 3 minutes so that the oil  
can flow back into the sump.  
– Pull out dipstick, wipe with a clean cloth and push dipstick in  
again to limit stop.  
– Pull dipstick out again and read oil level.  
Oil level must always be in area A for the delivery inspection.  
This way, you will achieve the greatest possible customer sat‐  
The oil-change quantity in the service table was determined  
experimentally and is sufficient for the technical functionality  
of the engine in all operating conditions. During all other serv‐  
ice events, the oil level must be checked and corrected as  
necessary if the customer requests this. This enables an ad‐  
ditional topping-up to the specified oil quantity to the upper limit  
of the dip stick. Due to tolerances, the oil temperature and the  
drip time, various quantities may be required for topping up.  
4. Descriptions of work:  
Passat 2011 ➤ , Passat Variant 2011 ➤  
Maintenance - Edition 01.2019  
A - Do not top up oil.  
B - Oil can be replenished up to area -A-.  
C - Oil must be replenished. The oil level must then be at least in  
the upper half of the measuring area -B-.  
– If oil level is above -A- marking, drain or extract excess oil in  
order to avoid damage to catalytic converter.  
– If the oil level is below marking -C- replenish a sufficient  
amount of oil (at least 0.5 l) ⇒ page 116 .  
Engine oil: draining or extracting, renew‐  
ing oil filter and replenishing engine oil  
Draining or extracting engine oil ⇒ page 110  
Oil filter: renewing, 1.4 l TSI engines ⇒ page 111  
Oil filter: renewing, 1.8 l TSI and 2.0 l TSI engines ⇒ page 113  
Oil filter: renewing, 6-cylinder petrol engines ⇒ page 113  
Oil filter: renewing, CR diesel engines ⇒ page 114  
Engine oil: replenishing ⇒ page 116  
Engine oil: draining or extracting  
Special tools and workshop equipment required  
♦ Used oil collector and extractor - VAS 6622A-  
♦ Oil spill cloth  
Engine oil: draining or extracting  
Carry out following procedure:  
For engines with standing oil filter, the oil filter must be re‐  
newed before changing the engine oil. When the filter element  
is removed, a valve is opened. The oil in filter housing auto‐  
matically flows into crankcase.  
If the engine oil is drained and not extracted with an used oil  
collection and extraction unit , replace drain plug. This pre‐  
vents leaks.  
Please observe disposal instructions!  
– Extract engine oil using used oil collection and extraction unit  
- VAS 6622A- .  
4. Descriptions of work:  

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