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I currently drive around 9000 miles per annum, my car was set to long life service but I opted to have a lubrication service at 12 months with the clock showing 9000ish miles. I have now had my car set to 12 monthly services.

Should I be changing the oil at a more regular interval than 12months / 9000 miles?

I was thinking of changing the oil and filter myself between services which would result in oil changed every 6 months or 4500 miles.

Is this excessive?

I dont hang around in my car so would like to know its well taken care of internally.

Im using Synta Gold fully sythetic if that matters.
 

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I ordered my bentley manual from autometrix publications, who i think print volkswagen driver magazine , a forum member Neil Birkett is the editor, send him a PM and hell send you hes telephone number , after which you can order a manual, this manual gives all the info you need ,makes the haynes manual look like a `quick` run through compared to the bentley manual, theres even a torque setting for the nuts that hold your rear light clusters on!!!!!!!!!!!!????????
 

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Every 5k for me too, but i'm a bit of a tart so cover everything with newspaper to save me wiping oil of anything [:D]

edit: does everyone change their sump plug washer every time too ? or is that just me...
 

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The filter is only ?4 and some sheckels from the Stealers so it makes sense. I have got one of those Fumoto valves ready to fit, looks like a good piece of kit.

I also bought a oil filter removal socket from halfords for a fiver, fits on the end of the filter on the flats and makes removal a doddle.
 
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