Oil & Filter Specifications for 2006 VW Beetle Convertible 2.5L

by Keith Owings
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The Volkswagen Beetle, also referred to as the New Beetle, is Volkswagen's modern interpretation of a classic design. It debuted in 1998 and a convertible was added in the 2003 model year. An electronic stabilization with brake assist was included as a standard feature on the 2006 model.

Oil and Filter Specifications

The 2006 Volkswagen Beetle, using a 2.5-liter engine, required 6.4 quarts of synthetic 5W-40 motor oil. When changing the oil, 22 foot-pounds of torque was required to remove the drain plug. It is typically recommended to replace the oil filter every 25,000 miles.

Other Engine Fluids

The manual transmission for the 2006 Beetle required 75W-90 transmission fluid and an automatic transmission required synthetic multi-vehicle automatic transmission fluid. The engine required PS power steering fluid, as well as HBH brake fluid and clutch fluid. The Beetle's engine held 10.1 quarts of coolant as well as 7.6 quarts of automatic transmission fluid and 3.9 pints of manual transmission fluid.

Other Engine Specifications

The 2.5-liter, in-line five-cylinder engine in the convertible Beetle used a dual overhead cam with four valves per cylinder for a total of 20 valves. It generated 150 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 170 foot-pounds of torque at 3,750 rpm. It had a bore of 3.25 inches and a 3.65-inch stroke, as well as a compression ratio of 9.5-to-1. A five-speed manual overdrive transmission was standard on this vehicle, while a six-speed automatic overdrive was an optional feature. The 2.5-liter engine got 22 miles per gallon in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.

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