As I said most VAG dealerships use longlife oil irrespective of the service regime now. They've used longlife oil but set the service regime to time and distance, which IMO, is the preferred. It's just a counter counting back from 12 months / 9,300 miles (15,000km). The car doesn't know what type of oil has been used.Just that its stamped as having longlife oil used but the servicing schedule timer has come up at around 10,000 miles so that's what's confusing as I thought it would be longer since having longlife oil.
Seems to be the dealer default of using longlife oil regardless of the service type.Unless u do long motorway trips I wouldn't bother about long life because the service light will come on early anyway I'm sure it can come on as early as 9k miles
5w30 is quite thin oil even in cold conditions. I wouldn't want to go any thinner.what other oil option is there apart from the 5/30 longlife? reason I ask is that I seem think that when I first serviced the car TPS recommended longlife, so I got this but then not long after using it (in colder months I must add) that I started getting a tapping on real cold start up which I would say is a sticking lifter. This disappeared after a minute or so once the engine got warm.
Im just thinking if the oil is to thick and not keeping the lifters lubricated
Me too, I don't trust anyone. I also would be wary of touching a car that's on longlife regime.That's good but not everyone is honest as we all know when buying cars people will tell u it's on long life and its been on motorways but really they have been driving about for 10k miles with the service light on and u will never know I personally wouldn't touch one that's been on long life servicing unless it had been done at irregular intervals then it would seem more genuine
Touch it?! Perveet just buy itcuprabob said:Me too, I don't trust anyone. I also would be wary of touching a car that's on longlife regime.
Although I ran my R32 on longlife, I have my Rocco on T&D even although it's the same driving pattern just because it has a turbo.