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A "First" for me #4616406
12/28/17 08:37 AM
12/28/17 08:37 AM
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Kira Offline OP
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I brought a family member's Mazda3 to the dealer for its 10,000 mile oil change.

There was an application form for a reduction in the price of a future Castrol oil change.
As I recall, details (or a copy of the receipt) from the oil change the car got needed to be included.

Just received my $20 CHECKPON from Castrol. It's made out to the dealership.

Since the vehicle will be seeing the dealer during its warranty period, I figure it's a good way to lessen the pain.

I know we're all thrilled over the coining of a new word. CHECKPON already has a place in my vocabulary.

Re: A "First" for me [Re: Kira] #4616411
12/28/17 08:42 AM
12/28/17 08:42 AM
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I hope the 10,000 oil change was not the first oil change for the car.


2015 Subaru Forester 2.5 engine/CVT
2015 Ford F250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)
Re: A "First" for me [Re: Donald] #4616425
12/28/17 08:55 AM
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Kira Offline OP
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Heavens, no.

Re: A "First" for me [Re: Kira] #4616536
12/28/17 10:46 AM
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George, is Checkpon the next Bitcoin? Happy new year, bud.


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2013 Honda Accord LX, 58K
2007 Honda Ridgeline RTS, 87K
2007 Infiniti M35, 106K
Re: A "First" for me [Re: Kira] #4616716
12/28/17 02:28 PM
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It's one way to lessen the pain. You have to do what you have to do... But, it's obviously a way to lock you into dealer services too (a carrot they tossed to dealerships).


Formerly in marine engineering. In an earlier life I owned my own petroleum tank truck, and hauled for the majors and independent's.
Re: A "First" for me [Re: Kira] #4619940
12/31/17 06:08 PM
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Getting ready to do my first oil change in my 15 TDI at 10k shrug


02 VW Jetta TDI, Mobil Euro 0w40
15 VW GSW TDI, Castrol Edge Pro LL03 5w30
Re: A "First" for me [Re: Provi] #4621335
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Originally Posted By: Provi
Getting ready to do my first oil change in my 15 TDI at 10k shrug


Don't do 10K on VW 507 oil. It won't hold up. I did it once and followed up with a UOA. It utterly failed at maintaining TBN and protecting my engine. 7k for me ever since then.

I think I will post the results here as a PSA.

Re: A "First" for me [Re: Kira] #4621413
01/02/18 08:59 AM
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Why go to the dealer for oil changes while on warranty? The cost must be quite high for an oil change.

I would be curious to see a engine warranty claim denied or proven over oil related issues.


2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle oil
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle oil
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Re: A "First" for me [Re: ZZman] #4621556
01/02/18 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted By: ZZman
Why go to the dealer for oil changes while on warranty? The cost must be quite high for an oil change.

I would be curious to see a engine warranty claim denied or proven over oil related issues.
If it is free I would go to the dealer, otherwise, no.


1994 Honda VT1100: Peak 15w-40/PSL/2500 mile OCI
2002 Ford F150: GTX HM 5w-20/EcoGard Syn/1yr OCI
2012 Scion xB: QSUD 0w-20/CQ Blue/5k OCI

Re: A "First" for me [Re: CleverUserName] #4621644
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Originally Posted By: CleverUserName
Originally Posted By: Provi
Getting ready to do my first oil change in my 15 TDI at 10k shrug


Don't do 10K on VW 507 oil. It won't hold up. I did it once and followed up with a UOA. It utterly failed at maintaining TBN and protecting my engine. 7k for me ever since then.

I think I will post the results here as a PSA.


I plan to do a UOA.


02 VW Jetta TDI, Mobil Euro 0w40
15 VW GSW TDI, Castrol Edge Pro LL03 5w30

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