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Author Topic: VW Inspection service vs a standard oil change, whats the difference?  (Read 1792 times)

Offline Caitlin

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Title says it all really, my Alhambra had an oil and filter service 5K miles ago yet today the display is showing "Inspection due 18 days". The service menu tells me I have 9,500 miles until the 'oil service'. I'm struggling to find what an 'inspection' is (other then a way for VW to take some more money) so can someone confirm what they do on an inspection service and what the difference is between it and a normal oil service? ???
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Offline johnnyroper

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Re: VW Inspection service vs a standard oil change, whats the difference?
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2018, 02:55:15 PM »
Not sure on those but it sounds very much like the bmw’s I have had in the past where you have oil service then next time it’s inspection 1 then oil service then inspection 2 etc. Sounds like the system hasn’t been reset properly to me,have you got service history from previously to see if there is a pattern similar to how bmw Work?

Might be worth quick call to dealer on Monday as they may have not reset it all properly??

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Re: VW Inspection service vs a standard oil change, whats the difference?
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2018, 06:41:58 PM »
If your happy with the service and don’t want to pay for another or at least an unnecessary charge to reset the service light;

From ignition off, no keys.

Press and hold the right trip button, keys in, ignition on and running.

Let after 5 seconds, then turn the left ‘Clock/time’ button to the right and it should reset itself.

Some garages charge like £20 for that to be done...  ;)

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Re: VW Inspection service vs a standard oil change, whats the difference?
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2018, 09:57:15 AM »
e right trip button, keys in, ignition

Online SirDavidAlhambra

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Is it that thing where they look for rust
I drive a Seat Alhambra 1.9Tdi which has 115bhp and an automatic gearbox.

I am happy to help you with all your questions. I am not a qualified mechanic but seem to be better at fixing my car than even the most experienced garages.

I have lots of friends here and very much enjoy talking with you all.

Always remember, a motor car is a serious tool and should be treated with respect. Put your safety first, always.

 

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