Going to be doing this soon. Top fill, measure and replace method. When getting the fluid, is there any difference between getting the Liqui Moly, Pentosin, or Genuine VW? One better than the other? Or just get the cheapest of the 3, since they all meet spec?
I snagged a Full OEM kit for 70. Heard Febi is OEM and thekit can be had for under 80 on ebay.
It's all probably made at the same factory and filled in the different brand bottles.
Right - and it all went fine, I’m just getting a different (higher) quantity than literally everyone else, so you know, it makes you worry a bit. I’d be more worried if I came in really low though.Sure sounds like a little overfill.
Many people have done drain and fill and had no issues.
Yeah, I just couldnt’ decide, some online resources mention 5.2L as the replacement service quantity, so I started second guessing myself. I think I’m going to leave the 5L alone, it’s certainly less than I ran the last 40k miles.Agreed on the dealer overfilling. Personally, I would of just put in 4.7L, but I would not think that .3L is going to over-pressurize the system. My opinion is your are fine, but it sure would be easy to remove .2L and have the correct amount in.
Drained mine today, had 4.9L come out. Will probably put in 4.8L in.Resurrecting an old thread. I just followed this top fill method at 80k on my ‘15 GTI, the 40k was done by VW. So this was as easy as everyone said, although I had trouble reaching the front/right-most screw for the battery tray, what a pain!
So anyway, I removed fully 5.15L - so I poured in the full 5L that I ordered. I have to assume whatever tech did the service just did a lazy fill and left it over-full. So, I’m going on the assumption that 5.25(including filter, roughly) didn’t do any harm, so 5.0L should be fine. Am I completely crazy here? I don’t want to put in another .25, partially because I don’t have it :^) But also, nobody seems to have come close to that much oil, so I feel fairly confident that it was overfull to begin with.
FWIW, the oil was still pretty clean looking, in my uneducated, uninformed opinion. Any thoughts/opinions welcome.