New (old VW Fox owner) GTI Owner - VW Forum :: Volkswagen Forum
New Member Introductions New to the site? Tell us about yourself and your car. Break the ice in here.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 10-14-2008, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
Member
Points: 151, Level: 3 Points: 151, Level: 3 Points: 151, Level: 3
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Posts: 2
Question New (old VW Fox owner) GTI Owner

Hi!

I purchased a new 2008 GTI in January of this year, and am very pleased with the car. I'm getting 25-26 in urban driving, and 30-35 on the open road depending on speed/weather/terrain..

I've had the oil and filter changed at 5K and 10K, and noticed that the owner's
manual recommends oil/filter changes at 20K and every 10K thereafter.

First a little background about my driving routine.
Approximately 85% of my first 15K miles have been highway driving - average round trip distance in one day is around 200 miles.

I have several questions for those with technical expertise:

1. Which brands/viscosity of oils meet the VW 502 spec.???
2. AMSOIL claims their's does too. Anyone have any experience with AMSOIL?
3. What about oil filters??? I can get Mann and K&N. Preferences??
4. How often, and what brand of air filter is recommended???

I called the VW Customer Service Line. The young lady was very nice, but couldn't even tell me where the air filter was located. She recommended I call a dealer. The dealer here in Tallahassee has a bad rep among my friends that drive German cars.
chiefsectionb is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  VW Forum :: Volkswagen Forum > VW Forum News & VW News > New Member Introductions

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the VW Forum :: Volkswagen Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New VW owner Civic2Dub General Volkswagen Discussion 16 03-14-2006 08:15 PM
New GTI owner with questions LennyLeonard MK4 5 04-18-2005 07:56 AM
New 1987 GTI 16v owner dutchluciano MK2 3 04-15-2004 07:38 AM
Old New VW owner :) [email protected] VWF Community 21 02-05-2004 07:14 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome