- Mar 8, 2012
- Colorado Springs
Well here is the thing. I trust more my knowledge then theirs. Every time I talk to them (whether that was Montgomery, AL, San Diego, CA or Colorado Springs) I always stay appalled by the level of ignorance. San Diego dealerships see much more volume of VW cars then Palm Springs. When I asked about 504 oils, answer was, and I quote: if you want your engine to look clean then use that oil! When I mentioned TBN I lost them there, and I figured out that I should have little bit more trust in myself. I am currently in Moab, UT. Tomorrow I am taking Tiguan on light off-road course in Arches National Park. Temperature is around 110, and M1 ESP has 4K. If I had a bit of doubt that that oil cannot make it, I would change it before coming here. Today, I did Monarch pass, 12,000ft, AC on, actually temp gauge started to move to the right from middle. I cranked heating, turned off AC, and everything was OK. I will do UOA after all this, at 5K and we will see.
Originally Posted By: Jeffs2006EvoIX
I am not sure exactly what the "risk" is either. I think it could be they really don't know and since VW recommends 502 in North America maybe the mechanics don't want to get into a he said he said argument? The one VW mechanic in Palm Springs where I had to take my car in told me 504 is fine just change it more often. Yeah I give it allot of thought because these cars can get very expensive to fix. That is something I'm not really used to. Sometimes I think the DI technology is more hassle then it's worth. Then again some companies with DI may not have these problems? Who knows. Jeff