to a specialized workshop when you have to change
any fluid or operating medium. Volkswagen dealers
always receive timely information about any changes.
window washer fluid
Inappropriate or improperly used fluids and
operating media can cause serious accidents,
injuries, burns and poisoning.
· Store operating fluids only in their original tightly
· Never store operating fluids in food cans, bottles
or other empty containers, as they could be
swallowed by someone.
· Keep liquids and operating media out of the reach
Fig. 231 In the engine compartment: window washer
fluid tank cover.
· Always read and observe the information and
warnings on the packaging of operating fluids.
Check the level of the window washer fluid regularly
and top up if necessary.
· If you use products that emit harmful vapors,
always work outdoors or in a well-ventilated area.
There is a strainer in the window washer fluid tank
filler neck. When filling the tank, this sieve retains
large dirt particles from reaching the ejectors. Do
not remove the sieve except to clean it. If the strainer
is damaged or not fitted, these dirt particles could
get into the system during filling and clog the washer
· To preserve the vehicle, do not use
never fuel, turpentine, motor oil, nail polish
remover, or any other liquid that will evaporate.
These substances are toxic and highly
flammable. They could cause fire and explosions!
— Open the engine hood ÿ p. 317.
— You can recognize the window washer fluid
reservoir by the symbol on the cover ÿ fig. 231.
· Use only suitable operating fluids.
Never confuse operating fluids. Otherwise serious
— Check if there is still enough fluid in the
malfunctions and engine damage could result!
— If replenishment is necessary, mix clean water
· If accessories and other optional equipment are
(not distilled) with an appropriate glass cleaning
mounted in front of the cooling air inlets, the
product ÿ in the correct proportion, as indicated
on the packaging.
cooling effect of the engine coolant is reduced. At
high ambient temperatures and under heavy load
— When the outside temperature is low, also add
a special antifreeze liquid so that the water
cannot freeze ÿ .
the motor can overheat!
Escaping operating fluids can pollute the
environment. If you go out to
The window washer fluid reservoir has a capacity of
approx. 3 to 7.5 liters (3.1 to 7.9 quarts). depending
on the equipment.
any operating liquid, collect it in an appropriate
container and dispose of it properly and in an
environmentally friendly manner.
Never mix coolant additives or similar unsuitable
additives with the windscreen washer fluid.
Otherwise, an oily film may form on the windscreen,
making visibility considerably more difficult.
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window washer fluid
· Store engine oil only in the tightly closed original
· Use clean, clear water (not distilled) with an
appropriate glass cleaning product.
container. Also keep this in mind with used oil
until it is disposed of.
· If necessary, add a suitable antifreeze fluid to the
window washer fluid.
· Never store motor oil in food cans, bottles or other
empty containers, as this could lead to someone
· Never mix suitable cleaning products
two with others. Otherwise, flocculation of the components
could occur and the ejectors could be clogged.
· Continuous contact with engine oil
can damage the skin. Wash areas of skin that have been
soiled with oil thoroughly with soap and water.
· When replenishing operating fluids, make sure you
pour the correct fluids into the correct fill ports.
Using the wrong operating fluids can cause serious
malfunctions and engine damage.
· When the engine is running, engine oil is
extremely hot and can cause severe skin
burns. Always wait for the engine to cool down.
Leaking or spilling engine oil can contaminate the
environment. If any operating fluid leaks out, please
collect it and dispose of it properly and in an environmentally
Introduction to the topic
Engine oils are adapted to the requirements of engines and
exhaust gas cleaning systems, as well as the quality of the fuel.
In all combustion engines, for technical design reasons, the oil
comes into contact with combustion residues and fuel, which
affects the aging of the oil. It is important for the function and life
of the engine to use the correct oil. The engine is supplied from
the factory with a special multigrade synthetic oil which can
generally be used all year round.
engine oil standards
Note and , on page 315, and , at the beginning of this
chapter, on page 320.
As far as possible, use only engine oil approved by Volkswagen
ÿ . If you wish to use the flexible oil change service, only use
engine oils approved for this service that meet the relevant
Since the quality of the fuel differs from one market to
Engine oils are subject to constant improvement. Volkswagen
another, in part considerably, this aspect must be taken into
dealers always receive timely information about any changes.
account when choosing the appropriate motor oil.
Therefore, Volkswagen recommends having the oil changed
by a Volkswagen dealer.
The use of engine oils conforming to the VW 504 00, VW 507
00, VW 508 00 and VW 509 00 standards requires the use of
fuels with a quality conforming to the following standards or
At the end of the chapter, in the troubleshooting section, you
will find information about warning and control lights that come
on ÿ p. 324.
— Petrol according to EN 228
— Diesel according to EN 590
For this reason, engine oils in accordance with the VW
Improper handling of engine oil can cause severe burns and
504 00, VW 507 00, VW 508 00 and VW 509 00 standards
are not suitable for many markets.
· When carrying out work related to engine oil,
always wear eye protection.
In distinctive vehicle data ÿ p. 394 or on the cover of this manual
you can check if the flexible service QI6 (long duration) applies to
· Engine oil is toxic and should be kept out of
the reach of children.
check and reset