isn't that the truth in all of it, gotta do the service. pay a little now or a lot later, you choose.
thats why i struggle to understand the logic in the service interval indicators that can let a car go
for 15 / 20,000 kilometers between oil changes.
i have the 3.0d and was told that diesels motors in general will go for ever, just one thing change the oil and filters regularly
and 10,000 km to me seems like long enough
same with diff and transfer case oils, mine will be done at the next service at 110,000 km (about 66,000 miles) low cost today
but if it saves the components down the line i,ll be laughing