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I have only done 4,000 km. since the last oil change, when the engine was repaired in November 2019, Gordon my mechanic has asked if I want him to change the oil today, he doesn't think its necessary, but if I want him to he will change it. What would you do?

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I would change it before you go on a trip its only six months early and the motor home as been standing for much of the last 18 months also there maybe still a chance of microscopic metal pieces in the oil due to the engine failure so change the oil and the filter
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I would change it before you go on a trip its only six months early and the motor home as been standing for much of the last 18 months also there maybe still a chance of microscopic metal pieces in the oil due to the engine failure so change the oil and the filter
No it hasnt, it did the 4,000 km last year and a few day excursions of 50-60 km over the winter. I think the second oil change was done, but I will check with Gordon

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I would change it before you go on a trip its only six months early and the motor home as been standing for much of the last 18 months also there maybe still a chance of microscopic metal pieces in the oil due to the engine failure so change the oil and the filter
I have told him to change it.

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I would change it before you go on a trip its only six months early and the motor home as been standing for much of the last 18 months also there maybe still a chance of microscopic metal pieces in the oil due to the engine failure so change the oil and the filter
The complete engine along with ancillaries was changed, so no chance of retained particles adding anything to the unit fitted now.

I hope your trusted man uses the correct oil, in the circumstances I know of your previous problems I would not have suggested another oil change so soon, the cost of which without labour will be well in excess of 100 and not needed.

I will just add that I am an advocate of timely oil changes and the use of the correct specification of oils.


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The complete engine along with ancillaries was changed, so no chance of retained particles adding anything to the unit fitted now.

I hope your trusted man uses the correct oil, in the circumstances I know of your previous problems I would not have suggested another oil change so soon, the cost of which without labour will be well in excess of 100 and not needed.

I will just add that I am an advocate of timely oil changes and the use of the correct specification of oils.
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Hes probably done it now John as I asked him to, he is a good caring mechanic so Im sure he either knows or has looked up which oil to use, but just in case what would you suggest?

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We bought our Golf new in 2003. Every basic service inc oil and filter change as well as check round and adjust has cost 99 even today. It's never been increased all the time we own the Golf.
But their charge for a new cam belt and water pump is extortionate.

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The complete engine along with ancillaries was changed, so no chance of retained particles adding anything to the unit fitted now.

I hope your trusted man uses the correct oil, in the circumstances I know of your previous problems I would not have suggested another oil change so soon, the cost of which without labour will be well in excess of 100€ and not needed.

I will just add that I am an advocate of timely oil changes and the use of the correct specification of oils.
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Hes probably done it now John as I asked him to, he is a good caring mechanic so Im sure he either knows or has looked up which oil to use, but just in case what would you suggest?
It will definitely be a fully synthetic oil, the exact type depends on the engine fitted, the oil’s not cheap either.

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It will definitely be a fully synthetic oil, the exact type depends on the engine fitted, the oils not cheap either.

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Gordon has/is/was going to call the garage that did the job in 2019, Im sure he will make sure he does everything right.

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Hes probably done it now John as I asked him to, he is a good caring mechanic so Im sure he either knows or has looked up which oil to use, but just in case what would you suggest?
Sorry being a bit late to reply, should be a 5W30 and a grade ACEA C2 and will need 5.9 litres for a change including filter.

The correct grade is just as important as the weight, the additives that make up the grade have an impact on the working and longevity of not only the internals of the engine but also the add on items after combustion, i.e. particulate filter, catalytic converter etc.


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