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.
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.
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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