DieselGate Void Warranty

holeintheice

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Joined
Jun 2, 2021
Location
Minnesnowta
TDI
2013 Jetta TDI
I Work in a Diesel shop. Semi and medium duty. From what I read if I can produce a RO for doing my own personal oil changes as recommended by VW I will not void my Emissions Warranty. Also have to use German oil filter and spec oil is this true or? Any VW dealership techs out there help me with this. Thanks, Tom.
 

Nickmk7

Active member
Joined
Jan 6, 2019
Location
SoCal
TDI
Mk7.5 GTI SE DSG 2002 Jetta TDI GLS M/T
As far as I know as long you keep receipts for genuine oils and filters you should be fine, I doubt they'd even request it.
 

Lightflyer1

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Joined
Sep 13, 2005
Location
Round Rock, Texas
TDI
2015 Beetle tdi dsg
If you have an issue I can almost assure you that they will request it. Easy way for them to get off the hook due to lack of maintenance.
 
Joined
Aug 28, 2014
Location
Texas
TDI
2013 Sportwagen, 2012 Golf
If you have an issue I can almost assure you that they will request it. Easy way for them to get off the hook due to lack of maintenance.
DPF replaced twice in my daughters car. Not once ever asked for maintenance records. This was at Maund VW.
 

Lightflyer1

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Joined
Sep 13, 2005
Location
Round Rock, Texas
TDI
2015 Beetle tdi dsg
DPF = Diesel Particulate filter

On your exhaust system for removing soot in the exhaust and burning it off into ash. If you really don't know what this is I would urge you to read up on them here and learn about it. It needs regen to burn off soot every 200 +/- miles or so. This can really ruin your day if you short trip a lot.
 
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