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#4616406 - 12/28/17 07:37 AM A "First" for me
Kira Offline


Registered: 08/19/10
Posts: 5263
Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
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.

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#4616411 - 12/28/17 07:42 AM Re: A "First" for me [Re: Kira]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 20469
Loc: Upstate NY
I hope the 10,000 oil change was not the first oil change for the car.
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#4616425 - 12/28/17 07:55 AM Re: A "First" for me [Re: Donald]
Kira Offline


Registered: 08/19/10
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Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
Heavens, no.

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#4616536 - 12/28/17 09:46 AM Re: A "First" for me [Re: Kira]
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George, is Checkpon the next Bitcoin? Happy new year, bud.
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#4616716 - 12/28/17 01:28 PM Re: A "First" for me [Re: Kira]
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Loc: Kalifornia Kollective
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).
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#4619940 - 12/31/17 05:08 PM Re: A "First" for me [Re: Kira]
Provi Offline


Registered: 11/29/11
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Loc: Dunbar, WV USA
Getting ready to do my first oil change in my 15 TDI at 10k shrug
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#4621335 - 01/02/18 05:34 AM Re: A "First" for me [Re: Provi]
CleverUserName Offline


Registered: 11/08/17
Posts: 177
Loc: California
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.

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#4621413 - 01/02/18 07:59 AM Re: A "First" for me [Re: Kira]
ZZman Offline


Registered: 03/17/08
Posts: 5792
Loc: Michigan
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.
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#4621556 - 01/02/18 10:06 AM Re: A "First" for me [Re: ZZman]
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Registered: 08/27/04
Posts: 4426
Loc: Katy, Republic of Texas
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.
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#4621644 - 01/02/18 11:20 AM Re: A "First" for me [Re: CleverUserName]
Provi Offline


Registered: 11/29/11
Posts: 333
Loc: Dunbar, WV USA
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.
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