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What type of oil is recommended in a 2004 Passat

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What type of oil is recommended in a 2004 Passat ?
What engine do you have?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I can't remember- but its 4 cycle and the smaller of the options.

gas or diesel?


Customer: replied 7 years ago.
sorry- just gas
5W- 40 or a 5W- 30 Synthetic oil is recommended for this vehicle. The higher 5W-40 for the hotter areas Like the deserts and the lower 5W-30 for cooler areas. It is required that you use synthetic oil for this vehicle to prevent sludging.
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