The 2002 Passat requires 5W-30 engine oil. The Volkswagen Passat has different engines for different sub-models, so there is a slight adjustment for the oil change procedures. The larger engines require new O-rings on the drain plug each time it is removed; while not terribly pricey, they can easily be forgotten if you are not accustomed to this small difference. The oil weight varies with the seasons, as 5W-30 is recommended for winter driving and 10W-30 for driving in hotter months.
Things You’ll Need
6 quarts 5W-30 oil, Oil filter wrench, Tire jack, Jack stands, Drain pan, Oil filter, Socket set, Paper towels