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Jumped into the .:R last night to come home from work and it flashed up that I'm due for my second service in 2000miles.

This means my first service was at 18800 miles and the second will be at 27800 miles. This annoys me because I DO NOT drive the car hard. It spends most of it's life going up and down the M5. I thought variable servicing assessed the service time according to how the car was driven?

Has anyone else triggered the second service yet? When did yours kick in?
 

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My second service is due in 100 miles now (so the car tells me!), that will be at about 18500 miles! My first service was at about 9500 miles! I too am on the variable service scheme/plan.

I do perhaps drive the car harder than some people, but it's not driven hard all the time.

From what I can remember of the service plan in the service book, the first service should take place around 10000 miles and the second around 20000. From there on it's roughly every 20000 miles. I may be completely wrong! This is obviously for the people on the fixed service plan though?

I'm probably going to let mine run on to around the 20000 mile mark as I have been keeping an eye on the fluids for the last 3000 miles and all seems fine. This will take me into the new year when I need new front tyres too!

Jeffers
 

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maybe they set the service reminder to fixed at the first service??remebering its 10,000 miles or a year on this variant, was it close to a year ago, because with my two services, I got a countdown of the mileage on the first service, whereas, the second that started on 2000 miles to go, went to service now in a few days (365 days after my first service). So even if its time dependant, it will give the 2000 warning & work out which comes first....(Mileage or date).
 

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Quote: posted by Jeffers on 16/11/2004 13:33:53

I'm probably going to let mine run on to around the 20000 mile mark as I have been keeping an eye on the fluids for the last 3000 miles and all seems fine. This will take me into the new year when I need new front tyres too!

Jeffers

jeffers, this will invalidate your warranty (if you are on fixed) so I would be carefull if I were you. Also it sounds like you are on fixed servicing from what you have said. I would phone VW uk and check, they should have it on record. If it is variable on their system I would complain to your dealer that theyhaven't set it properly.

Spanner it also sounds like the dealer has set your car to fixed servicing after your first service. Probably a mistake on their part so check with them first.
 

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Beginning to think it's all a bit random.

Perhaps the VW engineers randomly s elect service periods on a rotation basis.

"Zis car vil have ein service each 8 souzand miles und zis one vill be every 20 sounzand"
 

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Does anyone know if you can read the service schedule type (variable or fixed) using VAG-COM?

I may be best starting a new post in the VAG-COM section....
 

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My service light cam on last week. Mileage will be 16981 for my service, and can assure you, I have not been driving Miss Daisy! I agree with Dubs, it sounds like some of you are defo on standard servicing.

Cost wise, I am on the maintenance plan, so no large forking out for me[:D]
 

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Mines now on 15,800 and it has not started counting down from 2000 yet (this means i will get to atleast 18K before it's first service).

Beat that!!
 

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Discovered with VAG-COM my car was accidentally set to Fixed servicing after my first service. Getting it changed next week - should hopefully give me an extra 5k or so before spanking another 250 quid !
 
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