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My Taos came with the 30000 mile maintenance option on the window sticker. After my last car's unacceptable oil consumption at 98000 miles... with 10000 OCI, I am going to do the Taos at 5000 mile intervals.

I secured a jug of Top Tec 6200 and a Hengst filter from ECS. Warmed the car up, pulled it onto the ramps, & used my old powersports extractor to start draining the oil. At 3 liters, the extractor started sucking air, so I reinserted the hose and pulled vacuum again, and ended up with 3 liters in the extractor.

I pulled the (3) T45 bolts on the rear of the pan, used a electric screwdriver for the (10) T25 screws, and cleaned up the pan with some crappy silicone tire dressing that was on the shelf.

The drain plug is 19mm, and the remainder of the oil went into a drain pan. The filter loosened easily, and drained into the pan. Everything got a wipe and inspection, the original plug back in & the new filter tightened. I may order a Fumoto.

Added 4.3 liter of the Liqui Moly, fired the engine for 2 minutes... dip stick in the hashmarks at the same level as pre-change. No leaks under the car, & the pan went back on.

No problems other than the extractor tube not reaching the bottom of the pan & only vacuuming out 3 liter.

The next service at 10000 will be at the stealership, as will the 20000 and 30000 mile services, and 5000 mile intervals by me.
 

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5k intervals for sure. Don’t care what People say. I do this on ever car I’ve ever owned l. I’ve been using OEM vw oil so as to keep in line with whatever warranty they have on the engine. I’m sure they would weasel out of any claim mind you
 

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5k intervals for sure. Don’t care what People say. I do this on ever car I’ve ever owned l. I’ve been using OEM vw oil so as to keep in line with whatever warranty they have on the engine. I’m sure they would weasel out of any claim mind you
From what I read, the spec is for VW 508... and the Top Tec 6200 meets that spec.
 

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From what I read, the spec is for VW 508... and the Top Tec 6200 meets that spec.
Yeah, Liqui Moly is good stuff. Put that in the Q3 last oil change and will probably put it in the Taos depending on availability. First oil change (by me) got genuine VW oil.
The way things are going with WFH and all that I will probably never hit 10k between annual changes. First one wasn't even close, lol.
 

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When I ordered the oil & filter, I used a coupon code (I think it was July 4th weekend). The code would not validate for a kit, so I ordered the oil & filter separately at the 15% discount. Rolled the dice on the crush washer not dripping. After the change, I am considering a Fumoto with the nipple to put a length of tubing on.
 

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The 1.4/1.5T eats a quart of oil in the first 5k-7k. I had to top off the oil on mine at 7000 after the low oil warning. I was due for my 12m but due to having covid I had to postpone.

I asked the service manager I have used for 10 years at local VW and she confirmed these engines do use oil when new, and it should subside as the engine is broken in and she recommends adding oil (after checking) at 5k.

Which of course doesn’t match the VW service schedule or the 30k service plans most VWs are “equipped” with now. The oil was not at all dirty but was low. So not sure changing the oil at 5000 is anything but wasteful if the oil is still good.
 

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mine hasn't burnt a drop? in fact none of my VWs or Audi have. 1.8T, 2.0T... the Taos level has stayed true from new throughout 2 changes now
 

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mine hasn't burnt a drop? in fact none of my VWs or Audi have. 1.8T, 2.0T... the Taos level has stayed true from new throughout 2 changes now
X2, always the same point on the dipstick for my first 7500 miles and now still the same 3500 miles after my first oil change
 

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X2, always the same point on the dipstick for my first 7500 miles and now still the same 3500 miles after my first oil change
I have never had to add oil to a VW or Audi either but I did with the Jetta 1.4 at 13 months/8000 miles. Dealer said it was not uncommon. I park in a garage and have seen zero oil spots so no leak.

The auto industry is where the expression “your mileage may vary” comes from for a reason.
 
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