Your 3rd choice is have Audi do it using their oil choice. They will also use a 504/507 spec oil so nothing to be concerned about.
You mention the 5degC temp drop, I have seen the same using my choice of 507 spec oil so its not just a Millers thing. Looks to me that the first fill oil has specific properties that assist engine break in. Ive run engines on dynos with similar oil and seen similar results.
If you are changing oil every 5k (good idea in my experience) why not have Audi swich it to extended service interval ?? That way you wont have to take it to them/have this dilema every 10k ?
Could you not do the oil change yourself in between the Audi ones?
You use 507 in your car do you? Audi told me the system states 504 for our chassis.
I used Mobil 1 ESP which is a 504/507 oil and is on the approved oils list. Changed it myself and it is easy to do with the right tools.
The extended intervals does seem odd for the reasons you say. Mine is currently saying an oil change in 6k and inspection not long after (going from memory ). I will ask Audi to do both at the same time and switch to fixed as I dont do loads of miles.
It isn’t always the cheapest way and every time I mention going onto fixed they try and persuade me to stay on Longlife, no wonder why!! Fixed servicing will save you money even if you do 18k a year as it’s still 2 services a year.
Excuse my ignorance. I understand the two different service regimes . I intend to get mine serviced annually. Does under 10k and lots of short journeys. My question is how does the service interval display pick the difference between the two regimes . Presumably for example the oil service reminder will not recognise how the car has been used or is it dynamic . Or is one regime or the other programmed in from new ? Sorry if I’ve missed something.
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No ignorance, we don’t all know everything.
The car comes from factory with the variable servicing on the MMI, when your car goes in for the first oil change (can have it done at 10k or wait until the 12k it will probably ask for it), tell Audi to change it to Fixed intervals and ignore any of the bull they give you on why you should keep it on the ‘cheaper’ option that is infact the more expensive option.
When on fixed the car will black and white ask for a service every 10k, when on variable the car will decide when it wants it’s service between 16k and 18k I think, depending on how it’s driven.
Anyway my car is going to the dealer this time, confirmed today.
I have to sign the disclaimer but it’s simply to cover the dealer more than anything and if the oil is the correct spec (dealer will check), there is nothing to worry about I’ve been told.
If there is nothing to worry about why have they made you sign it, bit of a joke really, but glad you've managed to make your choice, Personally, I am avoiding the Stealers.
I would never sign that kind of warranty disclaimer to be honest.
Life is too short to mess about, take it to an Audi dealer, pay the money and keep the FASH and warranty goodwill. Keep doing your 5k oil changes and enjoy life and the car.
I am more than capable of changing oil but I will be having the official service done by Audi just because it is not actually my car until the pcp is paid off.
Loads on here with Rusty hubs.
I believe a few have already had Audi sort them under warranty.
I will call my dealer soon to see what they have to say.
Watch this space.....