Just did my first oil change on our "new to us" Golf and the service indicator reset procedure in the owners manual is missing a step. Like you say, hold trip, turn ign on, then the oil change/inspection service appears. The manual doesn't say that the trip reset button is to be released when the ignition is turned on and pressed again when the service you want to reset turns up on the MFD. It says something about pressing OK on the steering wheel but that didn't do anything.Hold trip while turning on ignition for oil.
Service might need vcds?
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Yep, have one. It certainly helps cut the mess, but is still a messy filter to deal with. Love my older VWs for oil changes. If it wasn't for that stupid design my changes would be so much faster and neater.I don't know if you guys have seen this tool from ID Parts but its GENIUS and works great!
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i have a few old ones and couple new I work on, that tool was the cleanest change I've done in quite awhile. I couldn't believe it, not a single drop NOT where it should have been. Not on the EGR cooler pipe (MK6) and not on my face or down my flipping arm (traditional MK7). Ha ha haYep, have one. It certainly helps cut the mess, but is still a messy filter to deal with. Love my older VWs for oil changes. If it wasn't for that stupid design my changes would be so much faster and neater.
ID Parts is forum supporter (and post frequently too) AND have great products and pricing all the time. I think the whole "collapsing" filters isn't really a "problem" just something that many of us see all the time and that has no bearing one way or the other on how our car lubrication systems work. We are, because we're TDI'ers, in tune more and pay more attention seems like, to our cars so we notice more things.great price @ ID Parts! If i need a big order from them I will order a few! However at this point with shipping taking 10 days across the country and the shipping costs going up, I have been more inclined to shop locally.
Autozone carries M1 ESP in 5qrt jugs for around $34, ship to store and pick up or ship to home, still need 6qts and a filter so prices are still pretty reasonable.507 oil is getting harder and harder to find, and getting very expensive, too. My supplier for filters put an order in in October and just the other day got a call to tell them "it's processing now." No indication as to when they will be delivered.
I got an extra oil change kit from ID parts two weeks ago. Cost me $54 and change plus shipping. Still at that price now. You may want to order some now before the inevitable price increase.
Glad you posted this because I couldn't find vw 507 approved oil (in stock) locally 3 years ago outside of the dealership. Now I am seeing Mobil 1 ESP in stock and that's a great price from autozone. I used ROWE for my last two changes but I might give ESP a try next change.Autozone carries M1 ESP in 5qrt jugs for around $34, ship to store and pick up or ship to home, still need 6qts and a filter so prices are still pretty reasonable.