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I just had a similar experience. Had our vehicle's oil changed at a shop before leaving on a month long road trip. On our way home the car broke down and had to be towed to a mechanic. We were informed that the oil drain plug was not replaced properly causing massive engine damage. Our insurance company also denies liability. Did you have any luck?


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After changing Diesel oil in an engine it will always look blackish and never a golden colour after only a very! short period of time. This is because the old oil residue left when the oil is changed will always retain a certain amount of contamination and cause the discolouration. You will never remove all of the old oil even if the oil is hot when removed. ...


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According to the 2013 TDI maintenance schedule for US market (PDF, via tdiclub.com), oil and filter changes occur every 10 000 miles (synthetic only, which allows for higher mileage between changes), same with tyre rotations; fuel filter replaced every 20 000 miles. This would be covered under 30 000 miles US Carefree Maintenance program included with ...



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