Warning: Engine oil in the 2019
Getting to 10000 km, which in my mind means overdue for the first oil change (no way I'm doing 15k, roughly 10,000 miles that the computer says).
Unfortunately, can't get a dealer appointment that fits my schedule. But that's okay, I prefer to check with the local "community" to find a specialist independent in the area that I can trust for routine stuff (and, post-warranty, everything), and I'm pointed to the top-rated place in the area. So far, so good.
So these guys live up to their name. The "database" for the 2019 Jetta's 1.4T says to use the same old 5w20 used in previous incarnations. It's supposedly the same oil filter.
But, when their mechanic popped the hood, he noticed this rather innocuous sticker at the front. The 2019 variant demands a brand new oil, specifying "VW 508" and "SAE 0w20".
Apparently none of the independent oil vendors have this magic oil ... yet. It's only available from the VW dealers. My guy's going to get some in (mine was the first 2019 he's seen so far), but for this first run I'm stuck going to the dealer.
Just wanted to raise the caveat for those who also want to avoid the dealers for oil changes. Some places may not notice (or care about) the sticker, go by what their computer says, and put in the "wrong" stuff.
How "wrong" the 5w20 stuff is would be open for spirited debate. :-)