Join Date: Apr 2008
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Just had my first service at around 19000 miles.
Service interval screen on MMI after service showed next oil change in 9100 miles and full service in 18900 miles.
I asked about this and the dealer stated that the oil change frequency at 9100 miles may step out slightlly as this is controlled by sensors monitoring oil condition so the 9100 to the next oil change is a worst case scenario. i.e it may not count down 1 mile for evry mile I do.
As it happens it seems to be counting down on a mile per mile basis and i'll be due an oil change within 4 months!
There seems to be a lot of confusion regarding variable servicing. The A5 has an Oil Change interval and a Service Interval. the difference in the 2 seems to be only a few thousand miles, so why have the 2. Is it that Audi wants you in the workshop more often or is there a valid engineering reason for this. My previous A4 had just one interval that equated to the Service interval on my A5.
I have had different dealers tell me to ignore the Oil Change and just go off the Service Interval and others have said the opposite. It just seems to be a backward step if you have an Oil change and then have to go back a couple of months later for the Main service
Is there and Audi Tech out there that can give us the definative answer to this
The point is it is variable based on driving style and conditions. 19K miles between oil changes is possible in my experience and currently my MMI is showing same mileage for both oil and service. Obviously if the oil becomes due and the service is showing as due in, say, 2k miles or so then it makes sense to get the done together.
|...............after the first service was complete the MMI states next oil change is due at 9100 miles with service in 18900 miles.|
I have come to the conclusion that having 2 schedules, Oil and Main is bol!o*ks. Both services include an oil change so why would the longlife oil need to be changed so often. the difference in Oil and Main seems to vary from about 9000 miles to just a few thousand. Longlife oil in modern Audis should be good for between 15000 and 20000 miles.
Just a cynical ploy to get more money out of us I think
Does anyone know how to reset the Service Light on this? I changed mine out in the garage but the countdown is still counting down in days instead of resetting it back to every 9k miles in soso days
Resetting the oil change interval display |
Ė Select: Function selector button "CAR"> Service interval
display > Reset oil change interval.