[Biturbos4] 40K Service

Ti Kan ti at amb.org
Tue Dec 30 17:41:44 EST 2003

Aurangzeb M. Agha writes:
> I've noticed my display indicator informing me to get my 40K checkup.  I
> wanted to know if this checkup was covered under warranty.  The last
> dealer I went to (in San Fran) said that after 25K, all checkups needed to
> be done on the 10K mark: 35, 45, etc...
> Can someone please verify?

It doesn't have to be exactly the 10K miles mark... this depends also
on how long it's been since your last service.  The factory interval is
every 10K or 1 year (whichever occurs first).

I do an extra oil and filter change in between the dealer service
intervals myself.  It's easy, and I have VAG-COM which can be used
to clear the service interval reminder display.  You can also clear
it via the instrument cluster buttons, I think (check Audiworld
tech articles for info).

I recommend using Mobil 1 0W-40 "European formula" (black cap) oil
and OEM filter regardless.  If you have your dealer do this, you can
bring the oil and ask them to use it instead of their standard oil.

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