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    Thread: Why you shouldn't go 10,000 miles between oil changes.

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      08-09-2012 10:42 PM #36
      Mk2Reverie, I certainly don't fault you for trying to help others on here. Heck, that is what this place is all about.

      But kind of hard to make such a claim knowing very little what the last owner did to your car. We all have our lapses or memory and who knows what they truly did as far as maintenance without any record.

      At $110+ an oil change (04' V8 in an expensive city) I will be sticking to the 10K full synthetic, until someone convinces me otherwise.

      Safe driving.

    2. 08-10-2012 10:57 AM #37
      I hate to say it but the type of vw owner who takes their car to a indy shop is mostly likely to skimp on oil changes. The vr6 and v8 are not sludge prone engines. They can easily do 10k on a vw502 spec oil.

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      08-11-2012 11:40 PM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by 2482 View Post
      I hate to say it but the type of vw owner who takes their car to a indy shop is mostly likely to skimp on oil changes. The vr6 and v8 are not sludge prone engines. They can easily do 10k on a vw502 spec oil.
      I would rather take my car to a reputable indie. They may not have the the most attractive waiting areas if any but as a business owner they have more on the line than an employee at a dealership. I've had some dumb $h|+ done to my car at a dealer.


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      08-16-2012 05:50 PM #39
      FYI - you need more than just syth oil. you need to use the proper SPEC of syth oil.

      702.11 or greater or syth oil specifically for diesel or turbo applications. if you use the proper spec of oil for the intended use (gas or diesel, or turbo, etc) then the 10K intervals is not an issue.
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      08-17-2012 07:42 AM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by .LSinLV. View Post
      FYI - you need more than just syth oil. you need to use the proper SPEC of syth oil.

      702.11 or greater or syth oil specifically for diesel or turbo applications. if you use the proper spec of oil for the intended use (gas or diesel, or turbo, etc) then the 10K intervals is not an issue.
      Does that mean I have to go to the dark side for oil?

      Arguing over the internet is like being the smartest kid with Down's Syndrome...I think my case is full blown.

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