Resetting Oil Change Reminder

Mass. Wine Guy

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I’m getting my Golf’s oil changed by a good local mechanic. But I’m not sure if he’ll know to reset the oil change service reminder. I’ve found how to do that. But when it gets reset is it set for 10,000 miles?
 

740GLE

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10K or 1 year that's the standard for the OCI, why would you want it different?
 

740GLE

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i believe you can change the OCI/Service if you code the cluster.
 

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I’m getting my Golf’s oil changed by a good local mechanic. But I’m not sure if he’ll know to reset the oil change service reminder. I’ve found how to do that. But when it gets reset is it set for 10,000 miles?
Yes it'll change to 10k
 

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I’m getting my Golf’s oil changed by a good local mechanic. But I’m not sure if he’ll know to reset the oil change service reminder. I’ve found how to do that. But when it gets reset is it set for 10,000 miles?
Yep 10,000 mi. If you do highway you can drag it out to 15. Just make sure you check your oil at every time you fill up fuel. It's quite normal in these cars
 

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Yep 10,000 mi. If you do highway you can drag it out to 15. Just make sure you check your oil at every time you fill up fuel. It's quite normal in these cars
I'll one up you, the ECU checks the oil level each time the car is started ;). I don't even pop the hood until the next 10K oil change.
 

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I'll one up you, the ECU checks the oil level each time the car is started ;). I don't even pop the hood until the next 10K oil change.
Yeah some of them come with the oil level and oil quality sensor. The jSW did not
 

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I'll one up you, the ECU checks the oil level each time the car is started ;). I don't even pop the hood until the next 10K oil change.
Is this true on all the EA 288 engines in the 2015 Sportwagens?
 

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Yeah some of them come with the oil level and oil quality sensor. The jSW did not
why are you commenting on a mk7 forum expecting comments to match your mk6?
 

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We have 2 GSW rigs, and neither one has the oil level sensor.
2015 MQB?

Just because it's not coded in the dash to show oil temp, doesn't mean the sensor isn't there sending info to the ECU.
 

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2015 MQB?

Just because it's not coded in the dash to show oil temp, doesn't mean the sensor isn't there sending info to the ECU.
Yes. 2 MQB chassis. There is nothing on the bottom of the pan, unless they have figured out to put the sensor inside the pan from the top area.

Anyone have a picture of one installed in a pan?
 

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Yes. 2 MQB chassis. There is nothing on the bottom of the pan, unless they have figured out to put the sensor inside the pan from the top area.

Anyone have a picture of one installed in a pan?
Here's the pan without the plastic sound damper shroud that covers it when installed. The sensor bolts to the large hole in the left top corner and its terminal is at a right angle that exits horizontally from a cutout in the plastic shroud. So this would be at the rear passenger corner of the pan. You really can't miss it; its the only electrical connection to the pan.
 

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Yes. 2 MQB chassis. There is nothing on the bottom of the pan, unless they have figured out to put the sensor inside the pan from the top area.

Anyone have a picture of one installed in a pan?
Its there, as RIP mentioned its under the thermal oil sponge pan cover. The EA288 ECU uses the sensor for thermal management and managing emissions during warm up.

Do you have the full MFD of a half MFD similar to the cheaper jettas?
 
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