Houston. we have a forum troll
Taking the bait...saw Jess's quote.
1.5 million on 2 different diesels...BS
I drive about as much as anyone I know and I only do around 40,000 a year. Say I could do 1.5 times that and get 60,000 a year. In 10 years that would only be 600,00 on one car...do the math. Even if he were driving all day and got the cars with 100,000 each on them *but he said HE had the 1.5 on each not someon else* It would take almost 30 years of 60,000 per year to get 1.5 on ONE car. . . Might make sense as I think he is senile and that usually happens to old people.
It is possible to drive way more miles than that, but usually you are hauling something and get paid for it. Even so it takes those guys years to hit the million mile mark.
Normally I would say stop feeding the trolls and they go away, but this is funny so keep on
You know....our diesel trucks we use at work, Cat engines, we go 12,500 miles. But those engines max out at 2000 rpm, hold 12 gallons of oil and have a filtration system many times better than any automotive one. The logic on the TDI's is rediculous imho. If a car has a better quality paint job....the same logic would dictate you only wash the dirt off once a year
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All of our cars we follow once a year or 5k, whichever comes first. Did this on my 2.0 Beetle, do this with my GTI, hubby's TDI, and his Accord (though that car had a "service engine soon" light come on every 5k to remind you ). We're still breaking in the TD though so OCIs are just now getting regular again. But that will be the same. We also keep an eye out on sales on oil at Autozone, etc. and stock up.
It has a lot of city driving on it. And we are planning on running biod eventually on it. Its our money and what we choose to do. Oil and filters aren't that expensive, especially if you grab it all on a deal like we try to do. We don't really put a ton of miles on our cars. It usually works out to be around that 5k per year anyway, especially now with 3 cars in the fleet, and we're not going 2 years on an oil change.
I have no problem with someone saying "you know you could go longer" if they just drop it after someone says that they want to do shorter OCIs. But TDIClub goes nuts and pretty much verbally attacks anyone who does. They also claim that the second 5k is somehow better oil...?