Interval servicing

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BOBCDP
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Re: Interval servicing

Post by BOBCDP » Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:13 pm

I know the latest oils are supposed to be the bees knees but i still can't get my head round 2 year oil changes. For the rest of the servicing it's neither here nor there waiting 2 years as mostly it's just checks. No nipples to grease any more and apart from changing filters, lots of the items listed are just added to pad out the schedule in my opinion . Do you really need to pay a dealer to tick the box confirming for example that the car goes into gear ok and the steering self centres. After 3 years a lot of items are checked as part of the MOT anyway.
Whatever they say, I will always change my oil/filter every year.
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Re: Interval servicing

Post by Pete McK » Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:29 pm

You may be surprised to know the air filter isn’t changed at 2 years on the 180d.
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Re: Interval servicing

Post by BOBCDP » Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:52 pm

I am very surprised. I never noticed that before you mentioned it. They change the pollen filter but not the engine air filter. Hmmm, a bit grotty after 4 years I would have thought.
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Re: Interval servicing

Post by JAGDH » Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:46 pm

Indianajons wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:50 pm
If the oil is engineered to last up to 35000km why change it any sooner... bit like changing your brake pads when they’re only 50% worn imo
Maybe I’m just cynical but once the car is out of warranty it’s not the manufacturers concern. Do we all believe that the gearbox won’t ever need the fluid changing because it lasts the life of the transmission, how many manufacturers (like bmw and JLR) say the chain is good for the life of the engine? It’s true that once the timing chain snaps the engine is dead....
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Re: Interval servicing

Post by Joebo92 » Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:10 pm

Makes sense to be honest indianajons, it was more for a peace of mind sort of thing.

Pete Mck it’s the first time owning a Jag and a diesel so used to servicing every year. Just not used to paying a hefty service bill!

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Re: Interval servicing

Post by Deleted User 732 » Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:05 am

If these oils are so good and VW's are supposed to be so good, why does VW state that cars used for short journeys should have annual service inc oil and filter change. Their oil spec was 5003 and JLR is 5007 both are very high quality synthetics. Personally for approx £1 per week I prefer an interim oil change. There are quite a few oils now that meet JLR spec at reasonable prices. Long gone is the £1 a gallon of GTX or Duckhams Q days. :lol:

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Re: Interval servicing

Post by Indianajons » Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:42 am

Vespa wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:05 am
If these oils are so good and VW's are supposed to be so good, why does VW state that cars used for short journeys should have annual service inc oil and filter change. Their oil spec was 5003 and JLR is 5007 both are very high quality synthetics. Personally for approx £1 per week I prefer an interim oil change. There are quite a few oils now that meet JLR spec at reasonable prices. Long gone is the £1 a gallon of GTX or Duckhams Q days. :lol:
Maybe low mileage VWs suffer from oil dilution due to active dpf regens? I rarely use my car for short journeys so not an issue anyway.
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Re: Interval servicing

Post by Deleted User 732 » Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:39 am

Maybe they but I no longer have it and will not ever own another hyped up piece of junk.

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Re: Interval servicing

Post by Indianajons » Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:54 am

Vespa wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:39 am
Maybe they but I no longer have it and will not ever own another hyped up piece of junk.
Completely agree Vespa... worst car I ever owned was a VW Derby (Polo with boot)
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Re: Interval servicing

Post by Pete McK » Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:47 pm

Vespa wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:05 am
If these oils are so good and VW's are supposed to be so good, why does VW state that cars used for short journeys should have annual service inc oil and filter change. Their oil spec was 5003 and JLR is 5007 both are very high quality synthetics. Personally for approx £1 per week I prefer an interim oil change. There are quite a few oils now that meet JLR spec at reasonable prices. Long gone is the £1 a gallon of GTX or Duckhams Q days. :lol:
You’ll find all service books will have a clause mentioning arduous service or short trips, something of the like. If the oil doesn’t get hot enough it doesn’t rid itself of a lot of the pollutants via the crankcase vent.
Pete.
'17 XE 180d, Caesium blue.

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