Servicing interval

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AliP95
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Servicing interval

Post by AliP95 » Thu May 16, 2019 11:30 pm

Has anyone had their polo in for its first service yet? I'm a bit confused about what the interval is supposed to be. Inside the car menu it says something like 8600miles or 430days, but I am over 10500miles now and nothing has popped up on the dashboard yet prompting an oil change. Does this mean that the polo has a variable service interval or am I missing something?


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Re: Servicing interval

Post by Dark_cze » Fri May 17, 2019 5:04 am

Quietly sure that is remaining tim/milage befor first service. They set up 30 000 km or 2 years for oil change and first inspection

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Re: Servicing interval

Post by monkeyhanger » Fri May 17, 2019 6:26 am

There are 2 regimes for servicing - either long life/variable, which always uses long life oil and the car can demand an oil change anywhere between 10k miles and 20k miles but less than 2 years (it is generally 16k miles for your first one and 18k miles thereafter - going off prior experience with 2 VW cars set up this way). This is meant for high miles. You do an inspection interval every 2 years.

It is a pain because the oil change and the inspection service are separate and rarely coincide exactly with each other.

The fixed regime changes your oil every year and does an inspection at the same time.

Computer counting is in km and converted to miles, so it'll ask for a fixed service every 9400 miles, not 10k miles.

If you are on variable interval (my Red Polo GTI+ is) and you want fixed servicing, get it in for its first service below 11k miles and get them to reset the service to fixed. I will be doing this for the red one.

As I purchased a VW service pack for the white one, the dealer set the service to fixed.

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Re: Servicing interval

Post by roywolfey » Fri May 17, 2019 10:07 am

Mine had its first service just after 9400 Miles. The car is currently on 11250 Miles

Service Display currently says:

Inspection in 8800 mi or 419 days

Oil change service in 7600 mi or 287 day

So the 9400 Mile interval ties in with fixed servicing. My concern is that if I have the 2nd Oil change Service done in 7600 Miles time (at around 18800 Miles) the inspection service is due just 1200 Miles later. Does anyone know how this works? Should I request that they do the inspection service at 18800 to avoid two services withing 1200 Miles of each other :?: Or will the miles to inspection service be pushed out if I have the oil service :?:

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Re: Servicing interval

Post by Dreamscape » Mon May 20, 2019 7:56 am

The standard longlife intervals are ridiculous. I changed oil at 1600 km (1000 miles) just after the breaking-in period and I will change it again at 15 000 km (~10 000 miles). The first service according to the service display would be at 30 000 km (18 600 mi) – way, way too late.

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Re: Servicing interval

Post by Aube » Mon May 20, 2019 8:27 am

Hi

It sounds ridiculous, but with the advancement of oil and engine technologies, the long life intervals are fine, so the days of changing oil frequently is unnecessary unless you do a lot of short journeys where the car should then be on fixed service schedule.

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Re: Servicing interval

Post by Andy Beats » Mon May 20, 2019 1:07 pm

Aube wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 8:27 am
Hi

It sounds ridiculous, but with the advancement of oil and engine technologies, the long life intervals are fine, so the days of changing oil frequently is unnecessary unless you do a lot of short journeys where the car should then be on fixed service schedule.
Agreed.
There's nothing stopping people changing oil more frequently if it makes them feel better, it's their money they're wasting.
It's more waste oil to be disposed of though. :cry:

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Re: Servicing interval

Post by Andy Beats » Mon May 20, 2019 1:24 pm

Dreamscape wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 7:56 am
The first service according to the service display would be at 30 000 km (18 600 mi) – way, way too late.
But if VW are happy with that, why would you disagree?
They are responsible for any engine failures, I'm sure they've done plenty of testing to make sure it's fine.

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