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    Thread: Oil change

    1. 10-14-2008 04:47 PM #1
      well im thinkin of taking my 02 1.8t for its first oil change
      i was thinkin of takin it to a vw dealer
      do you all think this is a good idea

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      10-14-2008 04:51 PM #2
      first oil change since 02? yeah id say its a good idea.
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      10-14-2008 04:58 PM #3
      do it yourself. dont be scared... go get a filter and DP washer from the dealer and get some 5/40 synthetic from where ever...
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      10-14-2008 05:08 PM #4
      Quote, originally posted by kylesprague »
      first oil change since 02? yeah id say its a good idea.
      I'm not a star. Somebody lied.

    5. 10-14-2008 05:11 PM #5
      There are plenty of DIYs on here, and on google and such. its not really that difficult. perhaps a friend could help you? If the dealer is the only option for you, I suppose it is better then Jiffy Lube

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      10-14-2008 05:17 PM #6
      If you want to pay to get it done you could take it to VW. Doing it yourself is more satisfying.

    7. 10-14-2008 05:18 PM #7
      call ecs get the parts and magnetic drain plug, then diy

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      10-14-2008 05:19 PM #8
      I take my to the dealer, I don't have the time or the space to do it myself. Plus i get a free car wash every time i take it in so why not!
      Ponto

    9. 10-20-2008 01:52 PM #9
      you let someone else change your oil AND wash your car


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      10-20-2008 01:54 PM #10
      totally way more satisfying doing it yourself, or get a friend that has done it before to walk you thought it if u have the time/space

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      10-20-2008 02:12 PM #11
      Quote, originally posted by membersonlymk4 »
      I take my to the dealer, I don't have the time or the space to do it myself. Plus i get a free car wash every time i take it in so why not!

      Wow. I won't let the dealer touch my car, inside or out... not even for free. I'm the only one that rubs her down


    12. 10-20-2008 02:13 PM #12
      Since you've waited to do it since 2002, might as well drain it yourself into a gas can for your lawn mower. It's no longer oil but straight up 87 octane.

    13. 10-20-2008 02:27 PM #13
      OH GOD!!! That motor is going to be FULL of sludge, I thought my mom was bad...

      Hand it over to the dealer, and have ALL THE OTHER MAINTENANCE YOU'VE MISSED done! Bill is going to run pretty high at this point

      This is from a 2.0 service list, so it may be off a bit. Being slightly older than mine, but I drive a lot, I will assume roughly 112 000 kms (70 000 miles)


      oil and filter should be changed for an 8th time now...

      timing belt, v-belt, spark plugs, air cleaner are coming up for they're second change...

      check airbags, battery, shift lock (on auto), brakes, and rotate tires, all for the 7th time..

      Wow... you know what, this is going to be WAY too long, just tell the dealer to get you caught up...


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      10-20-2008 02:28 PM #14
      ...Did you guys ever consider that maybe he just purchased the car, and this is the first oil change since he's owned it, not in it's life time?

      Just a thought.

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      10-20-2008 02:54 PM #15
      Quote, originally posted by VAGolfKart »
      ...Did you guys ever consider that maybe he just purchased the car, and this is the first oil change since he's owned it, not in it's life time?

      Just a thought.

      lol i was thinking the same thing..


    16. 10-20-2008 04:17 PM #16
      Quote, originally posted by VAGolfKart »
      ...Did you guys ever consider that maybe he just purchased the car, and this is the first oil change since he's owned it, not in it's life time?

      Just a thought.


      That is what I assumed, but then again vortex likes to jump to conclusions:

      TDI for the win !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    17. 10-20-2008 06:17 PM #17
      Not to get nerdy or anything, BUT..............

      In English class I learned to find the subject, descriptor, and the action word.

      Here it is folks

      Subject: "it's" being the "Jetta" (noticed in screen name, A.K.A context clues)

      Descriptor: First

      Action: Oil change


      Based on sentence structure alone, the proper reader would be left to assume the writer implied that this is the car's very first oil change.




      Modified by LoydKrissmas at 2:19 PM 10-20-2008


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      10-20-2008 07:57 PM #18
      Quote, originally posted by 2003 golfer »
      OH GOD!!! That motor is going to be FULL of sludge, I thought my mom was bad...

      Wait... Your mom is full of sludge?


    19. 10-20-2008 08:12 PM #19
      not enough time it takes like 10-15 minutes. I agree its so much more satisfying to do it yourself


      Modified by funkdoobie89 at 4:19 PM 10-20-2008

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      10-20-2008 08:53 PM #20
      your dealer cost: $64.99 + Tax + Oil Fee

    21. 10-20-2008 11:30 PM #21
      yea i had just purchased the car and did the oil change earlier today

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      10-20-2008 11:38 PM #22
      Quote, originally posted by dirtymanpon »


      That is what I assumed, but then again vortex likes to jump to conclusions:

      Office Space


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      10-20-2008 11:39 PM #23
      i have a friend of mine that has a sick saab but its put away now.. anyways back on topic i let him change my oil and the best part he does it for free
      WTB: tornado red jetta passenger fender. show me what you have.

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