Originally Posted by rellascout
Thanks for the reply. I know the "by the book" is 10,000 miles or 1 year but my thought was with the type of driving that it is seeing that cutting it down to 7500 might be better. Also I use Mann filters which I used in my D2 and in my WV GTI. Has anyone ever had issues with filters failing running them up to a year?
Your filters should last a long time. More than a year if low mileage. The hot oil deteriorates them. But very slowly.
Changing oil early will not hurt anything. I always change early.
On my A-8 I am doing it myself. In fact will get filters to do the others also. Disposing of the oil is easy today. Used to AutoZone gave me grief. Same with Advanced and Walmart. Lately they have not followed back, inspected the used oil and watched as it was poured in.
I bought a set of Rhino ramps and the two way pump that goes down the dipstick tube. This is the way to go. No spills, no torquing the drain plug. Pump it out of oil pan and straight into a 5 gallon bucket. Does not spill one drop. Wish the 335 had a dipstick.
I am going to change the A-8 at 7,500 miles. It is still exactly where the level started 3500 miles ago. So it appears to not use any. Want to keep it this way.
But check the color. If the oil is clean looking it is fine. When it get dark, change it. If it get dark quickly, there is sludge buildup, so change again.