Recent Topics
5w-40 synthetic vs 15w-40 synthetic
by mbacfp
11 minutes 41 seconds ago
SCAM!Anyone renting their water heater tank?
by KrisZ
22 minutes 58 seconds ago
Donaldson PowerCore as HEPA filter?
by PeterPolyol
25 minutes 40 seconds ago
Clearance oversized filters for M20x1.5 w/bypass
by PeterPolyol
33 minutes 36 seconds ago
Prestone vs. DEX-COOL Concentrate
by Ramblejam
44 minutes 22 seconds ago
Severe service and OEM oil Filters
by Tech819
52 minutes 52 seconds ago
ContiTech Pro Series timing belt kit 2009 Galant
by Ruturaj
Today at 12:25 PM
Bogus Coolant Test! - did Pat Goss make a mistake?
by i_hate_autofraud
Today at 11:57 AM
The "zero posters"
by OVERKILL
Today at 11:57 AM
Removing "Holder?" From Dash
by coopns
Today at 11:53 AM
Concrete Cleaners
by dkryan
Today at 11:45 AM
What makes CVTF?
by horse123
Today at 10:40 AM
Newest Members
karpouzi, Tapan, shindery, Josh_Westwood, Brogan
58283 Registered Users
Who's Online
90 registered (AirgunSavant, 69GTX, Al, 4WD, 901Memphis, 360kid, 8 invisible), 2139 Guests and 11 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
58283 Members
66 Forums
250883 Topics
4112058 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG
Page 2 of 2 < 1 2
Topic Options
#3411354 - 07/01/14 03:29 AM Re: First (10k) change on '12 VW TDI, road trip coming [Re: benwah]
FowVay Offline


Registered: 06/02/02
Posts: 2400
Loc: Southeastern USA
Why is your car two models years old and just now getting the first service done? VW's warranty and free service is a three year/36,000 mile proposition. You won't get free service on a five year old car that has just turned up 36,000 miles.

Get your service done! VW's severe service schedule specifically states to change the oil at 10,000 miles OR 1 year intervals.

You also have a brake fluid replacement coming up on the three (3) year interval. check the production date on your car and get that fluid serviced when it's appropriate.

I'll state it once again - VW's warranty is for THREE YEARS or 36,000 miles. I've seen too many turbochargers on VW's common rail engine needing to be replaced prematurely so you're not doing yourself any favors by trying to eek out the last inch from an oil change. If you have a DSG then that's another interval that you need to pay attention to. Short trip useage puts your vehicle in the severe service category. Adjust your maintenance schedule accordingly.

Top
#3419785 - 07/09/14 05:14 PM Re: First (10k) change on '12 VW TDI, road trip coming [Re: benwah]
loneryder Offline


Registered: 04/19/14
Posts: 212
Loc: WV
There is a lot of metal particles in there from break in that I would want to get out of there. I would have it changed. Check for any dripping before you leave.

Top
#3420112 - 07/09/14 09:41 PM Re: First (10k) change on '12 VW TDI, road trip coming [Re: benwah]
CaspianM Offline


Registered: 05/05/07
Posts: 511
Loc: Ky
Wow with 9500 on the clock still willing to wait after nearly two years? You are already late imo but not too late.
_________________________
14 Dodge Durango
13 Lexus CT200h(M1 0W-20)
Yamaha FZ09
15 Yamaha Bolt (FF)
08 Suzuki B-King M1(4T)
10 Xterra SE
06 VTX-1300C
05 Honda 919



Top
#3421026 - 07/10/14 05:46 PM Re: First (10k) change on '12 VW TDI, road trip coming [Re: benwah]
bigjl Offline


Registered: 09/06/12
Posts: 1769
Loc: London, England
Has nobody thought that the OP may have bought an old stock car to get a better deal?
_________________________
14 Kia Picanto 1.0 City 10k miles. Kia 5w30
07 Citroen Berlingo Multispace 1.4i 39k 10w40 Maxlife

Top
#3421183 - 07/10/14 07:53 PM Re: First (10k) change on '12 VW TDI, road trip coming [Re: loneryder]
TiredTrucker Offline


Registered: 01/04/08
Posts: 2351
Loc: Central Iowa
Originally Posted By: loneryder
There is a lot of metal particles in there from break in that I would want to get out of there. I would have it changed. Check for any dripping before you leave.


Yeah, gotta back this comment. I have made it a regular thing to do complete change out of ALL oils and fluids within the first 3000 - 5000 miles on a new vehicle. Some of the stuff I have seen come out of transfer cases, diffs, and oil pans would make some folks cringe.

Now, VW may be a little more detail oriented for sure, but my 2013 Silverado, the transfer case fluid looked like sewer water at 3000 miles and the magnetic drain plug looked like my cat had his tail stuck in a wall outlet with all the metal filings on it. The rear diff was almost 2 pints low on lube when I went to change it also. Definitely had my oil change regimen confirmed.
_________________________
In order to know what is bad, you have to know what is good. The question them becomes, what is the source of knowing what is good?

Top
#3424160 - 07/14/14 08:11 AM Re: First (10k) change on '12 VW TDI, road trip coming [Re: FowVay]
DuckRyder Offline


Registered: 10/20/05
Posts: 2619
Loc: Atlanta
Originally Posted By: FowVay
Why is your car two models years old and just now getting the first service done? ...


Umm... his post is over a year old...

Not sure what the policy is on doing it early within the year, but they will certainly change it at the annual mark regardless of mileage, so they do take the "or one year" policy seriously.
_________________________
Robert
  • 2007 Toyota Prius Touring
  • 2005 Honda Civic Sedan
  • 1972 Ford F100
  • 2012 Volkswagen Jetta TDi

Top
Page 2 of 2 < 1 2