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Even though this is a VW service procedure, anyone ever hear of not changing oil until 10K miles from the factory ? This is worrysome to me. Is the persons response to my question correct ?
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That's fairly common for European cars to have a 10k interval vs. the hyped 3k change in the US. The best way to figure what's going on with your car.. because every engine is different, is to get a used oil analysis (UOA) done by a company. I've used Blackstone Labs before and they're very easy to use. You can order a free collection kit online and next interval, just take some from the middle of the drain and send it back in the kit.

They'll take a look at the oil chemically not visually (which doesn't mean anything) and w/ a TBN, give you an idea of how long you can run the car for on the oil. Without that, you're just guessing, in my opinion.
 
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