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Has anyone done their first oil change yet? It says 10k miles in the manual but that seems like a long time for the first one. I have 4k miles already and thinking about doing my first change at 5k. I also looked for a severe schedule but didn't see one in the manual. My previous cars I always did 5k intervals.
 

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Before cars did 5k intervals they did 2k intervals. Oil and engines are much different today than previously. They can probably only do 10k when using synthetic, I assume that is the spec for this engine.

Long haul trucks change at intervals much higher than 10k
 

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Has anyone done their first oil change yet? It says 10k miles in the manual but that seems like a long time for the first one. I have 4k miles already and thinking about doing my first change at 5k. I also looked for a severe schedule but didn't see one in the manual. My previous cars I always did 5k intervals.
I always do a new cars' first change at 1k miles then every 6k thereafter, but probably wait until 2k for the first time w/ this one. I DIY my changes and prefer shorter intervals even though they say 10k miles.
 

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I haven't found the oil filter available anywhere yet, but I'm assuming it's the same one as a 1.4l Jetta. I need to crawl underneath and get the part number off it I guess.
Note it also takes the VW 508.00 / 509.00 0W-20 oil, which should be available on your favorite VW parts website.
 

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Before cars did 5k intervals they did 2k intervals. Oil and engines are much different today than previously. They can probably only do 10k when using synthetic, I assume that is the spec for this engine.

Long haul trucks change at intervals much higher than 10k
Yeah, they may do ~25k intervals. Which is still expensive for ~15 gallons of synthetic. They might have a $500 oil change every 2-3 months!
 

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I would personally do the change every 10,000 KMS (6,210 miles).
Making note of dilution or darkening.
I'm doing my first change at 8k, then 10k thereafter. Already got my oil change kit from ESC tuning, came in three days, uses genuine VW oil & filter, came out to $70 total. Better than having to drive to my nearest dealer which is 200 miles away and not have to worry that it was done properly, even though I do have some free oil changes w/ the dealer :)
 

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I'm doing my first change at 8k, then 10k thereafter. Already got my oil change kit from ESC tuning, came in three days, uses genuine VW oil & filter, came out to $70 total. Better than having to drive to my nearest dealer which is 200 miles away and not have to worry that it was done properly, even though I do have some free oil changes w/ the dealer :)
Just did the oil change today, simple w/ the only tools needed~ramps, T25 & T45 bits, and a 19mm socket. There are like 8 T25 screws on the side and front of the splash pan, 3 T45 bolts in the rear of the splash pan and a 19mm oil drain plug bolt.
Filled w/ 4.5 qts w/ new filter from the kit that I bought from ESC tuning posted above. Took about 30 minutes, I doubt I'll ever have the dealer do this as it's easy and affordable (vs. having to drive 200 miles to the dealer and the time it takes for travel & the wait.
 

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Just did the oil change today, simple w/ the only tools needed~ramps, T25 & T45 bits, and a 19mm socket. There are like 8 T25 screws on the side and front of the splash pan, 3 T45 bolts in the rear of the splash pan and a 19mm oil drain plug bolt.
Filled w/ 4.5 qts w/ new filter from the kit that I bought from ESC tuning posted above. Took about 30 minutes, I doubt I'll ever have the dealer do this as it's easy and affordable (vs. having to drive 200 miles to the dealer and the time it takes for travel & the wait.
Careful you didn’t over fill it’s a major issue. Can rear it’s head hundreds of miles down the line
 

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Careful you didn’t over fill it’s a major issue. Can rear it’s head hundreds of miles down the line
I made sure just 4.5 qts, and checked the dipstick after sitting for 45 minutes, about 3/4ths the way up the cross-hatched section, just about the same as prior to my change.
I changed it at 7500 miles FWIW.
 

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I made sure just 4.5 qts, and checked the dipstick after sitting for 45 minutes, about 3/4ths the way up the cross-hatched section, just about the same as prior to my change.
I changed it at 7500 miles FWIW.
Just did my first oil change at 1 year. Nowhere near 10k miles, haha. Easy enough. I put in just slightly less than 4.5 qt and it's almost at the top of the cross hatched bit. Thanks for the info.
 

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I've owned several Volkswagens since 2011. I followed the manufacturer's recommendations. I've never had any trouble at all. What I don't understand is why you're not taking advantage
of the VW service plan that comes with the car.
 

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I've owned several Volkswagens since 2011. I followed the manufacturer's recommendations. I've never had any trouble at all. What I don't understand is why you're not taking advantage
of the VW service plan that comes with the car.
As someone who typically does my own oil changes I agree. VW uses high quality oil (there are only a few 508.00 approved oils in the US) and filters. I got my first one at 8700 miles and will get my next one around 18,700 miles and from then on I'll do my own changes with Liqui-Moly TopTec 6200, but why turn down free oil changes.
 

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To get the free oil change I'd have to take time off work so I could spend 3+ hours or so in total driving to the dealer and waiting around for it or try and do it on a Saturday which will spoil my Saturday and it'll likely be busier and take even longer.
I also have to nag them not to wash it which they end up doing half the time anyway, which creates water spots on the way home as it dries. And don't get me started on the nasty goop they spread on the tires.
I also really try to avoid "other people" working on my cars, although to be fair my dealer has usually been fairly competent in the past.
Yes, I'm anal. :)
Ordered the kit from ECS, picked a nice day, and was done in under an hour for $60. Cheaper than taking time off work. And some quality time lying underneath the car exploring.
 

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To get the free oil change I'd have to take time off work so I could spend 3+ hours or so in total driving to the dealer and waiting around for it or try and do it on a Saturday which will spoil my Saturday and it'll likely be busier and take even longer.
I also have to nag them not to wash it which they end up doing half the time anyway, which creates water spots on the way home as it dries. And don't get me started on the nasty goop they spread on the tires.
I also really try to avoid "other people" working on my cars, although to be fair my dealer has usually been fairly competent in the past.
Yes, I'm anal. :)
Ordered the kit from ECS, picked a nice day, and was done in under an hour for $60. Cheaper than taking time off work. And some quality time lying underneath the car exploring.
My sentiments exactly! And the nearest dealer is 200 miles from us so that makes it a no brainer in my case.
 
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