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    Quote Originally Posted by Arm&Hammer View Post
    Very timely question.
    I just bought my first VW and had the same question. Build date on my car is 4/17 and the reminder message just came on with 480 miles on the car. I'm assuming our cars also have a one year timer for the oil change interval . I'm going to disregard it and change it this summer.

    Got a good deal with some negotiation since it sat at the dealership for 10 months. Everything is great about the car so far except for the Falken tires that were out of round/flat spots, probably because it sat so long without moving. Dealer was nice they replaced.
    I just called dealership to find out what weight oil is in my car he said "SAE 5w-40" from the factory and that's what they use here Wa. Also they charge $79 for oil change so after tax about $88. I saw ecs tuning sells a oil change kit for $64 or so (6qts. oil ,filter, O-ring and oil drain plug) so I'll probably have dealer do oil change because after shipping and (maybe tax) from ecs tuning $75 maybe? it 's worth for me to have dealer do it for a few dollars more. Plus I get free car wash!
    But I want to buy a quart of oil to have in back of car just in case I need to add between oil changes. I got a flyer with all the paperwork (owners manual and what-not) that VW recommends Castrol Edge Professional the local auto parts around here don't carry it just the Castrol Edge And Edge Titanium) Spec: 502.00
    As far as resetting the oil change reminder he said he could maybe "walk me thu it" he said that they (2017) have different infotainment systems even though I told him I have a SEL I got the impression he wanted me to bring the car in. We tried once over the phone and I couldn't find section he was telling me to select. So either I put up with reminder every time I start car or go in to have them reset.
    I'm wondering if there's a selection for dash readout that will show mileage (odometer) while driving instead of only being able to see it when I turn car off or turn on ignition I'm sure there is a way just haven't explored it yet. Right now I just have readout from last fill-up (trip odometer) that's displayed all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsun98294 View Post
    I'm wondering if there's a selection for dash readout that will show mileage (odometer) while driving instead of only being able to see it when I turn car off or turn on ignition I'm sure there is a way just haven't explored it yet. Right now I just have readout from last fill-up (trip odometer) that's displayed all the time.
    Is your cruise control on? Odometer display gets replaced with CC setting info when CC is on. Turn off CC and you can see ODO all the time.

    Dan Pfeiffer

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    I just picked up my alltrack 17 se with 300 miles on it at 2900 now will be changing at 5k with amsoil euro blend 5/40 with oem filter. I use this in all of my VAG products. Anyone interested in amsoil I am a dealer and will sell to you guys on the forums for cost plus s shipping.


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    I was told to bring it back for an oil change in a year or 15000 km / 9300 miles

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    Will be doing my first at 5k

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Pfeiffer View Post
    Is your cruise control on? Odometer display gets replaced with CC setting info when CC is on. Turn off CC and you can see ODO all the time.

    Dan Pfeiffer
    Yep, that was it stupid me, I'd been driving around for awhile now (from the time I bought it) with CC (ACC) on but usually not active. I've been intimidated by the 400+ page owners manual and never looked it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1.8Turbo4me View Post
    Will be doing my first at 5k
    Ditto on that. Dealer is also giving first oil change/fluid check free. They also said that the intervals were higher (10K), but still recommend 5K and use synth oil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VWGALT View Post
    Ditto on that. Dealer is also giving first oil change/fluid check free. They also said that the intervals were higher (10K), but still recommend 5K and use synth oil.
    Kind of strange that most dealers say (candidly, UN-officially, just between you & me) 5,000mi but VAG states 10,000mi. Even most if not all VW tuner shops say 5,000mi. I've always done oil changes at 5,000 anyway (with Synthetic Oil of course)
    Hope you're checking oil level, I do and have noticed a little loss at almost 4,000mi maybe a 1/3rd of qt. Apparently some or all these engines use a bit of oil, which really disturbs me my previous VW's (non-turbo) never used any. For this relatively NEW car I expect better.
    I think I saw somewhere that VAG states 1qt per 1,000mi is within their spec...can you imagine that? That's like almost like doing oil change in between oil changes. Hope it never gets to that. I think a lot has to do with how you drive, drive it hard I expect you'll use more oil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsun98294 View Post
    Kind of strange that most dealers say (candidly, UN-officially, just between you & me) 5,000mi but VAG states 10,000mi. Even most if not all VW tuner shops say 5,000mi. I've always done oil changes at 5,000 anyway (with Synthetic Oil of course)
    Hope you're checking oil level, I do and have noticed a little loss at almost 4,000mi maybe a 1/3rd of qt. Apparently some or all these engines use a bit of oil, which really disturbs me my previous VW's (non-turbo) never used any. For this relatively NEW car I expect better.
    I think I saw somewhere that VAG states 1qt per 1,000mi is within their spec...can you imagine that? That's like almost like doing oil change in between oil changes. Hope it never gets to that. I think a lot has to do with how you drive, drive it hard I expect you'll use more oil.
    Thanks for the info about checking oil early/often. I wouldn't think this car/engine would use much, at least this early on, but we'll see. I had an old Golf that used about a quart every 5K, but that was after 100K miles.

    I also think VW uses this as a way to sell more cars that require less maintenance. Audi used to do this (and still may), where the first 30 or 40K was maintenance free, but oil changes were every 10K and it basically covered only one major service.

    Overall, I'm liking this car and hope it will be a long-term/high mileage ride. I have some mods planned, but will do most as things wear out, if I can wait that long. :)
    2018 VW Alltrack SE | 2013 VW Tiguan SEL

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