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When you first get your car i thougth you get an oil change at 2500-3000 but its every 5000miles. Is this right. Let me know
 

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Synthetic oils will go 5000 miles
But for your first change I would say just go 3000 and make sure that Synthetic goes into your GTi

and from then on every 5
 

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I was told that the GTI requires an oil change every 5000 miles. My dealer didn't say whether it was regular or synthetic oil that needed to be put in the car. But I would say that synthetic is the best...Just make sure that once synthetic goes in, that is all that is put into the car for the rest of it's life.
 

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Castrol has the best synthetic oil on the market today in my opinion
has anyone taked there GTi to a quick lube place yet? Did they have the correct filter?
 

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I know there is the big debate out there on what oil to use.

Even though the sales guy said the car is shipped with synthetic initially he stated after 5,000 miles you don't have to put it in. Well according to VW the GTI requires synthetic.

What are people finding out there when you go for your first oil change? Also, where are you having it done and how much are you paying?

Personally I have always used Mobil One. But I really don't think it matters for a guy like me in daily driving what brand synthetic I use.
 

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I'm bringing it to the dealership. Like I've said before, their service is excellent and any other place would fuck it up. I don't want to have to tell them what type of oil to put in, the place I bring it to should already know.
 

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Thalo said:
I'm bringing it to the dealership. Like I've said before, their service is excellent and any other place would fuck it up. I don't want to have to tell them what type of oil to put in, the place I bring it to should already know.
They "Should know" but I will tell you from experience. I used to work at a VW, Audi, BMW, Porsche, Bentley, Ferrari, Rolls Royce, Saleen, Range Rover, Mini, Lotus, etc. dealership and you can't always trust the service department to do things right. Plus at a different dealership where I bought my GTI they don't even know what grade oil to put in.

I have attached the spec sheet from VW that shows what oil's they recommend.
 

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Yeah, there are some shitty dealerships out there, like the one I brought my car to once when I was living in the States. But my dealer is VW/Audi only and the service technicians are all licensed and whatnot. When the car's a bit older I might risk it and get the oil changed somewhere else but not when it's new.
 

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I am just hitting 2800 miles on my Mk V and I am looking to go with Mobil 1. I have full trust in their product as I used in the past in a 1990 Civic with a built B18. I know that was a completely different animal but the product is to my knowledge the best on the market for its price.
 

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I definitely think it would be a good idea to change the oil before the recommended 5000 miles. I've been told that with a new engine, sometimes the factory isn't able to keep the inside of the engine clean. And I don't know about you, but I don't want anything flowing thru my engine that could potentially mess it up.

As far as the dealership, I went earlier this week, and they told me it was going to cost me $85 to get the oil changed. The reason he told me it was so expensive, was because they use synthetic oil since the car has a turbo. (Synthetic lasts longer than conventional). I told the guy to lay off the pipe because I'm not paying that much to have my oil changed.

I did some research when I got home and just like LUKE said Mobil 1 is strongly recommended. My only problem right now is finding an oil filter locally. But, if you check out: http://www.ecstuning.com/stage/edpd/pagebuild_v2.cgi?searchstring=oil+filter&searchqt=byvehicle&make=Volkswagen&model=Golf+V&submodel=&engine=2.0T you can purchase OEM oil filters in bulk.
 

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10bv01 said:
ha ha haha ha, i get free oil changes because i'm friends with the guys up at the dealership. :p
I rather pay for the oil change than sleep with the guy at the dealership ;)

I understand you gotta do what you gotta do.
 
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