Can the service readout on a 159 be manipulated?
I have just bought a 2007 2.4 SW Qtronic and although the car seems to be in amazing condition both mechanically and bodily I am uneasy about the 17918 kms before a service is due I get on the maintenance reading.
Car has done 123000 kms and I have the bills for a cambelt service and various other bits that have been carried out in the last month. I was given all the bills that the 2nd owner had and they back up a pretty good service record, however the last oil service was carried out at 89000 kms according to the bills. The previous owner seemed very honest, let me spend ages dirving and checking over the car and told me it was about 18k until the next service so an oil service had been carried out since but he didn't have the bill to hand and seemed a bit vague about it.
I was just gonna bite the bullet and pay for a long lfe service but the car seems so straight that I'm unsure if I should now. I'm reluctant to phone the last owner and push the point as he agreed to get the cam belt changed before I bought the car but by the time the main dealer had finished doing glow plugs and various other jobs the bill came to 1600 Euros and I know he was pretty gutted and a bit unhappy, understandably, as I drove away as he'd been expecting a bill of about 700 Euros.
Should I believe the maintainance indicator or get the oil and filter changed?