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Includes new spark plugs, oils, all filters except pollen, brake fluid change and anitfreeze change too.

Nationwide Autocentre, High Wycombe [God only knows why but Slough is ?20 more].

And you can have it done on a Saturday too.

Waiting to hear from Windrush if they'll price match - or at least get close!!
 

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VW still have like for like pricematch deals on their website as long as the other garage is within 5 miles of the dealership.

Great price though - no brake fluid change or is it now 3 years ?

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Sorry its ?260.

I forgot the extra ?20 for for synthetic oil.

A brake fluid change is included as it seems to be required every 2 years.
 

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Yes 2 yrs for older ones but new ones say 3 yrs for brake fluid (do you think the fluid has changed or is this just agreat reason by VW to visist the dealer in year 3 prior to the MOT time..)

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is it not 3 yrs before first fluid change then every two yrs there after????
 

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stu said:
is it not 3 yrs before first fluid change then every two yrs there after????
Why would it be different for the first period?

As I understand it, the reason for changing brake fluid is because it is hydroscopic and absorbs water making it likely to boil at a lower temparature as well as causing corrosion, a particular problem for delicate ABS parts.

After 12 months, water content could be 2% and after 18 months 3%. at which point DOT 4 fluid's boiling point will be halved.

This is one of the problems with long life servicing which means cars aren't seen by a mechanic for 2 years.
 

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This is one of the problems with long life servicing which means cars aren't seen by a mechanic for 2 years.
And why I'd presonally never buy a used car which was on the Longlife servicing regime :shock:

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Windrush have come back with an exceptional price [thank you, Adrian!] that considerably closes the gap [and includes the pollen filter] even if it doesn't match the cheapo [which I didn't expect them too!], so the old Treg will soon get another VW stamp at 70K!
 

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hi all, i have just read the service shedule and what i said above is correct.
 

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I suppose the fluid, when the car is brand new, is being put in a completely dry and uncontaminated system, but after the first change you can't be sure you've got every last drop of the old fluid out so they shorten the change period.
 
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noobytoogy][quote=stu said:
is it not 3 yrs before first fluid change then every two yrs there after????
Why would it be different for the first period?

As I understand it, the reason for changing brake fluid is because it is hydroscopic and absorbs water making it likely to boil at a lower temparature as well as causing corrosion, a particular problem for delicate ABS parts.

After 12 months, water content could be 2% and after 18 months 3%. at which point DOT 4 fluid's boiling point will be halved.

This is one of the problems with long life servicing which means cars aren't seen by a mechanic for 2 years.[/quote]

Shouldn't that be hygroscopic with a g - keen to get in first - before the Somerset English professor
 

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Quite right. I'm now standing in the corner with the dunce's cap on!!
 

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Hurrumph
 

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Hurrumph must be the Zummerset spelling of Royal Berkshire's hArrumph!
 

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Hurrumph (sic)
 

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