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    1. Thread: 10k oil changes

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      qualifier

      Nobody ever reads the qualifier for oil change interval in the owners manual, 10k, except with frequent short trips, below freezing, dusty, heavy loads, etc.. Common sense sys most of us fall in the...
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      rocket science

      Haven't seen a lot of talent in the lube lane, be it a dealer or chain. Just changed the oil in my 15 gti, basically the same engine and setup, on the gti you don't even need to drop the belly pan....
    3. Thread: 10k oil changes

      by gmikel
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      first oil change

      You are correct, so was I, my heading was 1st oil change.;)
    4. Thread: 10k oil changes

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      first oil change

      Audi says 5k, vw 10k, same engines under the hood. I erred on the side of caution.:)
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      First oil change

      I have both a 2014 tiguan and 2015 gti. I changed the oil @ 5000 mile in both the first time, although vw says 10000 is the recommended interval. Funny thing, Audi recommends 5000 miles for the first...
    6. airation

      your crankshaft may be beating your oil into a froth. drain your oil to the proper level and if you haven't already done damage, with any luck you'll be ok. hard to build pressure with foam.
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      Bruce, I have a licensed hex can dongle and a...

      Bruce, I have a licensed hex can dongle and a generic, both worked fine prior to my last attempt and still do on cars other than mine. I've tried to google the fuse location as one is not shown in...
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      no communication

      I have both a ross-tec and generic scanner. Neither will connect presently and both work as intended on my wife's car. Any idea's? My car is an 06 jetta 20t. Also since this started the headlight go...
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      nothing new

      That has been in owners manuals almost forever. people only read as far as they want to. a lot of us fall into at least one of those categories and don't realize it.
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      reset

      my 06 20t Jetta's a/c does not come on occasionally, to get it to work I do the following;

      turn both temp controls all the way down to full cold with a/c on auto

      cycle a/c off and on to auto,...
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      oil cooler?

      it's something to look at:)
    12. 502 oil

      if it's under warranty you need to use a vw 502 spec oil and keep records. it does not need to be done by vw. 5w-40 is good year round just about anywhere.:)
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      yes

      that's what an old air cooled 50's beatle called for. don't get upset, as I said you can do what you feel is right.:P:P
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      false what?

      the unless refered to is right from all 3 of my owners manuals.i routinely put 200k miles on my cars and go back to 1000 mile oil changes on a beatle. do as you please, it's your car. where you live...
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      read the owners manual

      oil change intervals are 10k mile on most newer vw's. UNLESS you drive in dusty areas, make mostly short trips, live where it stays below freezing for extended periods of time, etc. decide for...
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      just returned from dealer

      vw has a pamphlet with all the wheels they use and what they fit. many 17 inch wheels are listed for the r32 and golf r. so certainly 17 inch is big enough, back spacing and offset could be an...
    17. carbon

      if you are interested in cutting carbon you can find many 502 oils that are also 505.1. I have an 06 bpy jetta that had a miss forever at idle, it's gone and I attribute it to 505.1 low saps earl. I...
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      maybe

      everything says you need 18 in. wheels to clear, however, I have seen Passat 4motion vr6's stock with 17 in. wheels and they have the same brakes as an r32.
    19. Thread: just a thought

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      just a thought

      I've got 3 vw's and have used mobil 1 0w-40, valvoline synpower, total and fuchs oils without issue. none went down more than 1/2 quart between changes (5K) or had any issues. I've been using the...
    20. inspection window

      if your car has an inspection window take a look. I just did the timing belt on my 06 bpy jetta @ 120k and it looked like new. based on that experience I would say no.
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