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Old 31st July 2017, 10:58   #1336
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Query for everyone using the 1.5-litre four cylinder diesel: how much engine oil does your car consume from service to service? Asking because a friend's diesel has consumed 1.4 litres of oil over 14,000km. Need to know whether that's a regular amount or not.
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Query for everyone using the 1.5-litre four cylinder diesel: how much engine oil does your car consume from service to service? Asking because a friend's diesel has consumed 1.4 litres of oil over 14,000km. Need to know whether that's a regular amount or not.
Up to 1 liter every 7500 kilometers is absolutely normal.
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It is surprising to see that the TDI consumes so much oil. Is it a norm that diesels will consume engine oil. Asking this because I have Pajero 2.8 that is nearing the 1 L mark and that has never exhibited any oil consumption...
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It is surprising to see that the TDI consumes so much oil. Is it a norm that diesels will consume engine oil. Asking this because I have Pajero 2.8 that is nearing the 1 L mark and that has never exhibited any oil consumption...
Thank you for the quick reply, VKumar.

@Traveler - some engines consume oil, some don't. I've long since given up understanding it. I merely accept, like taxes, our government policies, and religion.

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It is surprising to see that the TDI consumes so much oil....
It is surprising, and has nearly caught me out, finding that the level in my 1.6TDI had got dangerously low. It's been a while since I had to routinely top up oil in a car engine between services.
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Query for everyone using the 1.5-litre four cylinder diesel: how much engine oil does your car consume from service to service? Asking because a friend's diesel has consumed 1.4 litres of oil over 14,000km. Need to know whether that's a regular amount or not.

As stated by other members, nothing to worry about. You will find that many manufacturers will consider anything up to 1 litre per 1000 km not a problem. Most modern cars use a lot less, some hardly any at all. But the point where you start worrying on deciding if and what to do is very far away.

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I was considering buying a hand tool set for out Polo GT-TSI and want suggestions on what brand / type of Torx wrench etc is recommended by members. Could someone kindly list what all should be present in a good DIY-Tool set that would be sufficient for small tasks / repair work.

I have an Front Center Armrest arriving soon and would like to equip myself with the right tools beforehand.
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I was considering buying a hand tool set for out Polo GT-TSI and want suggestions on what brand / type of Torx wrench etc is recommended by members. Could someone kindly list what all should be present in a good DIY-Tool set that would be sufficient for small tasks / repair work.

I have an Front Center Armrest arriving soon and would like to equip myself with the right tools beforehand.
In the same boat here because I'll be installing a dashcam soon. I would also like to also do exterior work like taking the bumpers off, changing the lights etc. Please recommend a good cheap set of Torx screwdrivers and sockets for such work - online links are especially appreciated!
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Please recommend a good cheap set of Torx screwdrivers and sockets for such work - online links are especially appreciated!
You would get all your answers(and MORE) at this thread (Tools for a DIYer)

Today I was checking engine oil on my GT TSI as I will be on a 2 day weekend trip.Oil level is at an acceptable level but then I saw this:
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This would be the 1st time I would be topping up the coolant and I was about to fill distilled water upto halfway mark but I thought I should call up my SA. He was like don't put distilled water just top it up with normal tap water!!
Would love to hear from fellow members as I see lot of debate on other forums too on using tap water and distilled water for coolant.
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This would be the 1st time I would be topping up the coolant and I was about to fill distilled water upto halfway mark but I thought I should call up my SA. He was like don't put distilled water just top it up with normal tap water!!
Would love to hear from fellow members as I see lot of debate on other forums too on using tap water and distilled water for coolant.
Distilled water is recommended by VW, as per the service manuals. That should be the case for almost all car manufacturers. However, I would ensure the water is actually distilled, as opposed to some chemical added to regular water and labelled distilled water!

I would also ensure the coolant concentration is correct. VW workshops have refractometers for this.

Having said that, there may be some sort of leakage somewhere. In my car, the gasket in the coolant flange towards the right of the engine block was the cause of coolant leakage. I got that changed, and eventually got the coolant replaced too.
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This would be the 1st time I would be topping up the coolant and I was about to fill distilled water upto halfway mark but I thought I should call up my SA. He was like don't put distilled water just top it up with normal tap water!!
Would love to hear from fellow members as I see lot of debate on other forums too on using tap water and distilled water for coolant.
I believe that it is a wrong thing to put the tap water.
You could also get the coolant filled in neighborhood Shell petrol pumps, they stock the coolant which is compatible with VW.
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Thanks.
Good to know that we can get the compatible coolant at Shell, might come handy. For now topped it up with distilled water.
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