Use correct oil/filter to prevent sludge accumulation on Volkswagen Beetle

Problem Description and Possible Solution

To avoid sludge accumulation inside the engine, our technicians recommend using the proper synthetic oil with the appropriate oil filter.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 50,000 (50,000–50,000)
Engine affected: 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo
8 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
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I had $1600 worth of damage due to not using the correct oil