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2008 Volkswagen GLI
2.0L 4-cyl Engine Code CBFA Engine Code CBFA Turbo
200 bhp. @ 5100 rpm / Torque: 207 ft. lbs. @ 1800 rpm
16 Valves Double Overhead Camshaft Variable Valve Timing
2.0L - Inline 4-cyl (1984 cc) (Gasoline engine w/ Turbocharger)
Compression Ratio: 10.3:1

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Product Cross Reference Guide: This product cross reference guide follows recommendations outlined in your owners manual and also reflects periodic service recommendation updates from the original equipment manufacturer for this particular model (2008 Volkswagen GLI with engine code CBFA) show example...

For example, the manufacturer may have recommended 5W30 motor oil at the time of production (owners manual) & later revised the recommendation to 5W20. This guide will reflect latest recommendation by the manufacturer for this model. If there are no special instructions from the manufacturer, the owner can choose to follow either one of the recommendation without voiding warranty hide example.

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  1. Engine Oil

  2. Manual Transmission

    Manual Transmission, 02Q (6-SPD)  »  SL138

    All TEMPS  » 
    Manual Transmission & Transaxle Gear Lube 75W-90 (MTGQT)
  3. Automatic Transmission

    Automatic Transmission, 02E  »  SL007

    100% Synthetic DCT Fluid (DCTQT)
  4. Brake Fluid

    Brake Fluid  »  HBH

    DOT 3 and 4 Brake Fluid (BFLVCN) [2]
  5. Clutch Fluid

    Clutch Fluid  »  HBH

    DOT 3 and 4 Brake Fluid (BFLVCN) [2]
  6. Lubricants & Fluids Comments  »  [*]

    [1] If synthetic oil that meets the applicable Audi, Volkswagen
    oil quality standard with the recommended viscosity grade
    is not available in your area, be sure to use a viscosity
    grade suitable for the climate, season, and operating
    conditions that exist where the vehicle is used. Make
    sure the oil meets the Audi, Volkswagen oil quality
    standards listed.
    [2] Hydraulic Brake Fluid, DOT 4 P/N B 000 750 M3

  7. Capacities (Drive Train Fluids)

    Engine, with filter  »  4.6 liters [1]
    Cooling System, Initial Fill  »  8 liters
    Passenger Car & Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant
    AMSOIL Antifreeze and Engine Coolant
    Automatic Transmission, 02E Initial Fill  »  5.2 liters
    Automatic Transmission, Total Fill
    6 speed 02E  »  7 liters
    Manual Transmission, 02Q (6-SPD)  »  2.3 liters
    ANTPC ANT
    Capacities Comments
    [1] Add 0.5L (0.5 qt) less than capacity shown, start engine, let
    run until operating temperature is approx. 60 C (140 F),
    switch engine off, wait 3 minutes, check dipstick, fill to
    full mark as indicated on dipstick. May be more or less than
    0.5L(0.5qt) depending on model.
  8. Chassis Lubrication

    0 Fittings, 0 Plugs
  9. Torque Specifications

    Oil Drain Plug  »  22 ft/lbs [1]
    Manual Transmission 02Q (6-SPD) [2]
    Fill Plug 33 ft/lbs
    Drain Plug 33 ft/lbs
    Manual Transmission 02Q (6-SPD) [3]
    Fill Plug 22 ft/lbs
    Drain Plug 22 ft/lbs

    Torque Specification Comments
    [1] Replace drain plug with new drain plug after each removal.
    [2] With multi-point socket head
    [3] With hex socket head

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  1. Filters: Oil, Air, Cabin, Fuel, Transmission, Hydraulic & Crankcase

  2. Gasoline Engine Fuel Additives

    Dominator Octane Boost (AOB)
    AOB Dominator Octane Boost (AOB)

    Maximizes power and improves performance in all two-cycle and four-cycle gasoline engines. Reduces engine knock, improves ignition and engine response, helps fuel burn cleaner and inhibits corrosion. Recommended for off-road and racing use. Packag...

    Gasoline Stabilizer (AST)
    AST Gasoline Stabilizer (AST)

    AMSOIL Gasoline Stabilizer (AST) reduces the oxidation process that occurs when fuel is stored for extended periods, improving performance, extending equipment life and decreasing maintenance expenses. Package sizes include: 16-oz. Bottle ...

    P.I Performance Improver (API)
    API P.I Performance Improver (API)

    P.i. improves fuel mileage an average of 2.3% and up to 5.7%. Reduces emissions such as hydrocarbons (HC) up to 15%, carbon monoxide (CO) up to 26% and nitrous oxides (NOx) up to 17%. Restores power and performance. Reduces the need for costly higher...

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AFL Synthetic 5W-40 I-ESP Euro Oil (AFL)

European Car Formula 5W-40 Improved Emissions System Protection Synthetic Motor Oil (AFL) is a Mid-SAPS synthetic motor oil is specially formulated for the lubrication needs of modern European gasoline and diesel cars and light trucks. Formulated wit...
EFM Synthetic 5W-40 C-ESP Euro Oil (EFM)

European Car Formula 5W-40 Classic Emissions System Protection Synthetic Motor Oil (EFM) is a Full-SAPS synthetic motor oil, specially formulated for the lubrication needs of European gasoline and diesel cars and light trucks. Its full sulfated ash, ...
EFO Synthetic 0W-40 C-ESP Euro Oil (EFO)

European Car Formula 0W-40 Classic Emissions System Protection Synthetic Motor Oil (EFO) is a Full-SAPS European motor oil for European Gasoline and Diesel Engines. Formulated for the lubrication needs of European gasoline and diesel cars and ligh...
MTG 75W-90 (GL-4) Synthetic Gear Lube (MTG)

AMSOIL Synthetic Manual Transmission and Transaxle Gear Lube (MTG) is a premium blend of the finest synthetic base oils and advanced, high-performance additives. It is formulated specifically for maximum protection in the most demanding manual trans...
DCT Synthetic DCT Fluid

AMSOIL 100% Synthetic DCT Fluid is designed to protect high-tech dual-clutch transmissions during the most intense, high-heat operating conditions. It provides the fast, smooth shifts drivers expect. Package sizes include: Quart Bottle ...
BFLV DOT 3 and 4 Synthetic Brake Fluid (BFLV)

*** This item is available for US customers only *** Brake fluid acts as a hydraulic fluid, transferring power and lubricating brake system components while also preventing corrosion. It must contend with extreme heat and the inevitable moi...
ANTPC Passenger Vehicle Antifreeze (ANTPC)

Ethylene Glycol 50/50 Pre-Mix Formulation AMSOIL Passenger Car/Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant provides superior heat transfer and excellent protection against corrosion, freezing and boilover. It provides maximum protection in extreme temper...
ANT Antifreeze and Engine Coolant (ANT)

AMSOIL Antifreeze & Coolant (ANT) is a low-toxicity propylene glycol antifreeze formulated to provide benefits far beyond those found in today's conventional antifreeze and coolant products. This revolutionary formulation provides maximum antifre...
mann oil filter MANN-FILTERS Oil Filters

Oil filters from MANN-FILTER purify oil of dirt and solid particles such as dust, abraded metal, carbon deposits and soot particles. The filter housing is pressure-resistant, protected against corrosion and features a long-life elastomer seal. Use Part Number drop down to select filter.
mann air filter MANN-FILTERS Air Filters

MANN-FILTER air filters feature optimum pleat geometry for maximum dirt holding capacity and high filtration efficiency for engine protection. They also correct air flow, enhancing engine protection.
mann fuel filter MANN-FILTERS Fuel Filters

MANN-FILTER fuel filters provide unsurpassed operational safety for engines, reliably protecting the delicate injection mechanism and the carburetor while removing unwanted contaminants from the fuel.

Maintenance Schedule as Provided by OEM Documentation

Distance:
5,000 miles (8,000 km)
Action:
Change
Item:
Engine oil
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.17
Parts Units:
4.2
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A substance that lubricates and cools the moving parts of the engine and reduces corrosion and the formation of rust.
Distance:
5,000 miles (8,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Oil filter
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A cartridge-filled canister placed in an engine's lubricating system to strain dirt and abrasive materials out of the oil.
Distance:
10,000 miles (16,000 km)
Action:
Check fluid level
Item:
Windshield washer
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.02
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A small pump and reservoir that can direct a jet of cleaning solution at the windshield or back glass.
Distance:
10,000 miles (16,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Air bag system
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: An electronically activated combination of passive restraint components that includes impact sensors, chemicals that convert to gas, and a pillow-like device concealed in the steering wheel hub, dash, door panel or seat designed to cushion occupants in a collision.
Distance:
10,000 miles (16,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Brake system
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A vehicle's stopping mechanism comprised of a pedal connected to a hydraulic master cylinder that can actuate clamping and/or expanding devices at all four wheels that slow or stop a vehicle's rolling motion. Components in a basic brake system are the master cylinder, calipers and/or wheel cylinders, linings or pads or shoes, rotors and/or drums.
Distance:
10,000 miles (16,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.08
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
10,000 miles (16,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Auto shift lock/starter safety switch
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A device that prevents the starter from functioning unless the shifter is in the park or neutral position, and prevents the shifter from being moved unless the brake pedal is depressed.
Distance:
10,000 miles (16,000 km)
Action:
Change
Item:
Engine oil
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.17
Parts Units:
4.2
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A substance that lubricates and cools the moving parts of the engine and reduces corrosion and the formation of rust.
Distance:
10,000 miles (16,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Oil filter
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A cartridge-filled canister placed in an engine's lubricating system to strain dirt and abrasive materials out of the oil.
Distance:
10,000 miles (16,000 km)
Action:
Service
Item:
Tire pressure monitor
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Instrumentation that displays air pressure of each individual tire.
Distance:
20,000 miles (32,000 km)
Action:
Check for leaks
Item:
Engine
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A machine that burns fuel and converts the resulting heat into mechanical energy.
Distance:
20,000 miles (32,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Battery
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A box containing lead plates filled with a water and acid mixture that stores electricity generated by the alternator. It is the source of power for parts of the car that operate on electricity.
Distance:
20,000 miles (32,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.02
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Also known as "antifreeze." A mixture of water and ethylene glycol that has both a higher boiling point and a lower freezing point than plain water.
Distance:
20,000 miles (32,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Drive shaft and boots
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Rubber seals covering the central shaft that the wheels rotate on.
Distance:
20,000 miles (32,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Dust seals, ball joints, tie rod ends
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Lubricated parts of the steering and suspension systems, very similar in appearance, made up of a ball and socket that allow relatively friction-free movement.
Distance:
20,000 miles (32,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Exhaust system
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A system of tubing that routes exhaust gases from the exhaust manifold to the rear of the car and into the air. The exhaust system includes catalytic converters and mufflers that help reduce air and noise pollution generated by an engine.
Distance:
20,000 miles (32,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
On-board diagnosis system
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A computer-controlled system that identifies malfunctioning or out-of-adjustment components under its control through the display of trouble codes. The presence of trouble codes is usually indicated by an intermittently or constantly lit "check engine " or "service engine soon" light.
Distance:
20,000 miles (32,000 km)
Action:
Inspect & lubricate
Item:
Door locks and check straps
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A mechanical fastening device that restricts access to the vehicle.
Distance:
20,000 miles (32,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Automatic transmission fluid
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.02
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used for lubricating and cooling an automatic transmission.
Distance:
20,000 miles (32,000 km)
Action:
Check level
Item:
Manual transmission fluid
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used for lubricating and cooling a manual transmission.
Distance:
20,000 miles (32,000 km)
Action:
Adjust
Item:
Headlights
Interval in Month(s):
48
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Primary form of lighting used to illuminate a vehicle's path.
Distance:
20,000 miles (32,000 km)
Action:
Perform
Item:
Road test
Interval in Month(s):
48
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The actual driving of a vehicle under real-world conditions in order to find any abnormalities in its operation.
Distance:
20,000 miles (32,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Cabin air filter
Interval in Month(s):
48
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A filtering system that meters out pollen, road dust and other particles before they can reach the passenger cabin.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Brake fluid
Interval in Month(s):
24
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
2
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used in the hydraulic brake system.
Distance:
40,000 miles (64,000 km)
Action:
Check for damage and leaks
Item:
Underbody
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The area of a vehicle that is typically not visible from above and that is exposed to the road.
Distance:
40,000 miles (64,000 km)
Action:
Check level
Item:
Power steering fluid
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.02
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Hydraulic fluid used in a power steering system.
Distance:
40,000 miles (64,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Drive belt(s)
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.03
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A belt that transfers the rotation of the engine through the crankshaft pulley to drive various devices, such as the alternator, water pump, air conditioning compressor or power steering pump.
Distance:
40,000 miles (64,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Steering linkage & ball joints
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The arrangement of rods and lubricated joints connecting the steering gearbox to the wheel spindles, and the ball and socket type joints between the spindles and suspension control arms.
Distance:
40,000 miles (64,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Spark plugs
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.5
Parts Units:
4
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Cables that carry a high-voltage electrical charge from the distributor cap or ignition coils to the spark plugs.
Distance:
40,000 miles (64,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Air filter
Interval in Month(s):
48
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A device that filters incoming air fed to the engine.
Distance:
105,000 miles (168,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Timing belt
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
2.4
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A "toothed" belt that drives an overhead camshaft or camshafts (and in some vehicles a water pump).
Distance:
105,000 miles (168,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Timing belt tensioner
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A spring-loaded idler wheel that automatically keeps the timing belt under enough tension to prevent the timing belt from allowing the camshaft(s) it controls to go out of sync.

Service Bulletin as Provided by OEM & NHTSA

Bulletin Date:
2009-05-01
Bulletin Number:
TB-00-09-02
NHTSA Item Number:
10030785

Component Description: Equipment:other:labels.

Service Bulletin Summary: Volkswagen: the vehicle emissions control information label does not have dor designated in the exhaust emission control system field. ( nhtsa item number - 10030785 ).

Bulletin Date:
2009-08-01
Bulletin Number:
TB-94-09-08
NHTSA Item Number:
10033286

Component Description: Exterior lighting:headlights.

Service Bulletin Summary: Volkswagen: high intensity gas discharge lamp (hid) range control motor replacement for fault 01534 or 01535. When repairing auto leveling system for faults 01534 or 01535, range control adjustment motor failure, it is not necessary to re ( nhtsa item number - 10033286 ).

Bulletin Date:
2010-08-01
Bulletin Number:
CSC-37E6/S8
NHTSA Item Number:
10036970

Component Description: Power train:clutch assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Volkswagen service campaign: see document search button for owner letter. In some vehicles it is possible that a bushing inside the mechatronic unit has the potential to wear out prematurely, causing the clutches inside the transmission ( nhtsa item number - 10036970 ).

Bulletin Date:
2010-09-01
Bulletin Number:
TB-00-10-06
NHTSA Item Number:
10036493

Component Description: (A) Child seat:latch connector., (B) Child seat:vehicle latch anchor.

Service Bulletin Summary: Volkswagen: child restraint latch guidance fixture; compliance with fmvss 225 (usa only). Update to existing technical bulletin. No production change required. All models. ( nhtsa item number - 10036493 ).

Bulletin Date:
2011-02-01
Bulletin Number:
SB-10-11-01
NHTSA Item Number:
10038655

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Volkswagen: malfunction light is on and there is noise with the engine running rough. Multiple trouble codes possibly stored. All models 2008-2012. ( nhtsa item number - 10038655 ).

Bulletin Date:
2011-06-01
Bulletin Number:
TB-35-11-01
NHTSA Item Number:
10041250

Component Description: Power train:automatic transmission.

Service Bulletin Summary: Volkswagen: the gear box has a momentarily delay while accelerating. ( nhtsa item number - 10041250 ).

Bulletin Date:
2011-12-01
Bulletin Number:
TB-15-11-04
NHTSA Item Number:
10043276

Component Description: Engine and engine cooling:engine.

Service Bulletin Summary: Volkswagen: certain model year vehicles are experiencing engine not starting, making a rattling noise when engine has started, timing chain keeps slipping and exhaust light comes on. ( nhtsa item number - 10043276 ).

Bulletin Date:
2012-11-01
Bulletin Number:
24Q3
NHTSA Item Number:
10067123

Component Description: Electrical system: software.

Service Bulletin Summary: Summary to be provided on a future date. ( nhtsa item number - 10067123 ).



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