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Old 04-11-2012, 05:59 PM   #29
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a maroon my shop isn't nearly that exspensive
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:00 PM   #30
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Dealers are funny sometimes.

When i took my car in for the 1st service at 15000kms, i asked for tyres rotation and the dealer said they don't recommend that and had some funny bull shit reason. I just gave up listening and talking, just do watever u think you should do, i m jst here for the records as "serviced at dealers" for the new car. Then they rang later saying I should get the tyres replaced for prices that's doubled the market price at a tyre shop.

I guess they manage to rip a lot of ppl off that way... i'd picture a lot of less car minded people will just pay up and let them do watever they like.
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:21 PM   #31
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Dealers are funny sometimes.

When i took my car in for the 1st service at 15000kms, i asked for tyres rotation and the dealer said they don't recommend that and had some funny bull shit reason. I just gave up listening and talking, just do watever u think you should do, i m jst here for the records as "serviced at dealers" for the new car. Then they rang later saying I should get the tyres replaced for prices that's doubled the market price at a tyre shop.

I guess they manage to rip a lot of ppl off that way... i'd picture a lot of less car minded people will just pay up and let them do watever they like.
yeah i've got about 4k left until i hit my 10k. should be interesting going in for my first ever dealer experience.
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:40 PM   #32
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The "fuel flush" your dealer is talking about is most likely a Fuel and Induction cleaning service. It's basically running the engine off a concentrated cleaner instead of the fuel tank. It cleans your injectors, valves, lines, etc. This is what everyone terrified of carbon buildup on their valves should be doing. Most dealers or aftermarket/performance shops will charge about the same price, $150. The companies that offer these products make all of the other flush machines and fluids (coolant, transmission, brake, etc), that's why the service consultant called it a "fuel flush". B&G is a popular one, and so is MOC.

All dealers and independent repair shops have their own recommended services, and they usually at least meet the OEM recommendations and then add a little something to make some money off.

I love reading automotive forums because everyone whines and bitches about dealers doing things to make money. Want to DIY? Go for it. Save money. Be proud.
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:29 AM   #33
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Not having much free time, I took my car to the dealer for the 40k service.

- 3 filter elements (pollen filters?)
- screw (?)
- oil change
- air filter
- diesel oil conditioner
- diesel injector service (flush)
- battery pads
- window washer fluid (top off)
- tire rotation

$460.25 - ouch.
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Old 04-12-2012, 12:15 PM   #34
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Not having much free time, I took my car to the dealer for the 40k service.

- 3 filter elements (pollen filters?)
- screw (?)
- oil change
- air filter
- diesel oil conditioner
- diesel injector service (flush)
- battery pads
- window washer fluid (top off)
- tire rotation

$460.25 - ouch.
Are you kidding me? What kind of flushes did they do?

All you need was an Oil change/Air Filter and Fuel filter. $460

As in the free time argument... how many hours do you have to work in order to make up $350? I bet its a lot MORE time than it would take to do this yourself.
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:45 AM   #35
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Battery pads? WTF?
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:49 AM   #36
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Battery pads? WTF?
ya,. felt pads that go over the terminals.
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Old 03-11-2015, 05:03 PM   #37
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Great youll be fine then!

so replacing the fuel filter obviously needs to be done, but what about the flush or those of us that are DSG?
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Old 05-03-2016, 12:51 PM   #38
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so replacing the fuel filter obviously needs to be done, but what about the flush or those of us that are DSG?
I do the DSG service at 40k so that the warranty upto 50k on the transmission stays in effect. After the warranty is up I don't do it.
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Old 05-13-2016, 12:36 PM   #39
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I think a brake line flush is also do at 2 years or 40k whichever come first. Correct me if I am wrong.
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Old 05-13-2016, 03:32 PM   #40
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First brake fluid change is 3 years then every 2 after that.
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First brake fluid change is 3 years then every 2 after that.
No milage designation?
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Old 12-13-2017, 01:35 PM   #42
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Just FYI l; $700 is what I quoted for 40k service (w DSG service) by VW dealership in my area.
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