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Do you change the oil yourself?

KoRe401

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Hey Folks, at $100 for an oil change it seems very likely that I will do it myself going forward. Couple of questions for the group:

1. Do you drain it or use an extractor pump? (If extractor, what brand/model?)
2. How often? (From what I have seen the interval is 10k)

TIA!
 

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Funny you ask I just did my first on the S today. When I originally purchased the car they did it for me so this is my first look at this car. It varies for me with cars I use an extractor when I'm feeling lazy but I wanted to check out the underside of the car and clean the back of the red calipers so I figured I'd do it the normal way.
I typically start thinking about a change on any car at 5k and then just do it before 6-7k. 7k is pushing it for me though I don't typically go more than 6k regardless of the recommended interval.

So much plastic on the S that pan scares me with rocks I'm surprised there is no shield. I did pick up the special vw tool and a bunch of new plugs since these pan use a disposable plastic drain plug. I suppose a screwdriver would work for the plug.
It's really a simple oil change if you do it yourself. Plugs and filters I picked up at https://www.ecstuning.com/
 
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^Good stuff! I will definitely do it myself next time. I'm leaning towards the extractor pump method as it would be easier to keep everything clean, faster plus I really hate getting under cars. What oil did you go with? I guess I would go with Mobil One Synthetic.
 

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Yup I typically use mobile one. Though I do have some Castrol but that's just for the beater and wife's car :)
I also hate getting under cars with jackstands which is why I picked up a quickjack. Ramps would be fine for an oil change though. Don't mind the rims these are my winter set which I'm selling since I'm not going to be driving the S in the winter.



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