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I went ahead and pulled out the manual for the car last night. It said something to the effect of the measurement being usage-based (i.e.: things like odometer/number of engine revolutions/etc, which do not directly reflect the quality of the oil, are used instead of an actual testing of the oil itself). It did not specifically say the odometer was used, ...


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There are two different types of oil life indicators, as discussed on this page. First, there is the Algorithm-based one: Algorithm-based oil indicators measure lots of factors and then plug the resulting numbers into a formula. Based on the answer to this complex, ongoing math problem, the indicator display will tell you whether the oil is OK, is close ...


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Most cars I'm familiar with that come equipped with an oil change reminder do so based solely on the odometer reading. What does your odometer read right now? If it IS based upon the odometer, try this: Switch to your trip odometer (the first one if you have two), then shut off the key. Hold down the odometer reset button and keep it held while you turn on ...


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The supplied car jack is for an emergency change of a wheel, pucture?, on firm ground, with the wheel nuts loosened before raising the vehicle, with the handbrake firmly applied. It is not intended for any other use. At no time put any part of yourself, or allow anybody else, under a vehicle raised on this type of jack.


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You don't actually need to jack that car up to change oil. You can reach the oil filter easily from the front and you can reach the drain plug nearly as easily - also from the front - while the car rests on its wheels on the ground. Unless your arms are about ten times thicker than mine are, anyway. In fact, you can reach the filter from the TOP, down past ...


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I'm not sure what it specifically says, but it is indeed not safe to be under a car that is supported only by a jack, hydraulic or mechanical. To be safe, get a pair of jack stands, and use whatever jack you want to raise the car high enough to put the stands in place, then lower it so vehicle is resting on the stands. The jack that comes with the car ...


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I have a VW CC (gas mind you) and love it. Maintenance can be done by yourself for alot cheaper than the dealership. The VW dealerships near me are a total rip off, that said it is important to read the owners manual to find out what should be done at each interval and a simple youtube will walk you through it. VWs are very specific vehicles. Help grow the ...



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