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My JSW is coming up on the one year mark with only 7K on the clock. I hadn't thought about changing the oil prior to the 10K mark until I came across the topic on TDIClub. Ofcourse, opinions were split. I'd like to see what the opinions are here.
 

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It doesn't sound like you drive very much but since the dealer is going to take care of it at 10k, why not just wait. How would waiting a month or two for a regular oil change, when you are well under the miles interval, cause damage? Although I bet it couldn't hurt either.
 

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The debate as I understand it, is the oil life in months "quality/longevity of lubrication properties of the oil" versus the intent of the "break in" oil remaining in the engine for the full 10K.
 

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my jsw 2010 had 10124 miles on it when i did 10k service. I measured oil level when the car had 8200m on it and also the oil color. There was no diference when i measured again at 10124m. Actually the oil is darker after service.
 

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I struggled with this question a bit as well. I eventually decided to wait for 10,000. My reasoning was primarily for break-in. I could not get a straight answer out of anyone if there actually is a difference between the original factory oil and retail. On some larger TDI VW will give you a 5,000mi change for free in addition to the 10,000 change. Now this is a different engine so I could not be certain if that would influence the decision. I will probably change it every 5000 after the original 10,000 change.
 
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