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Engine oil change

Postby Dan » Wed Jun 20, 2007 2:11 pm

So its that time again to change the oil. I'm my manual it say 5.1 L when changing filter and oil is this correct. That 5w30 oil ain't cheap at 61 Euro for 4 litres, a liter bottle costs 20 euro. Its expensive stuff to run the car on!

Also when checking the oil level after changing it, when is the best time to check. Bring it for a drive test it when its warm or when cold?

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Postby endapender » Wed Jun 20, 2007 2:52 pm

Take it for a drive and let it cool down for about an hour after. This gives the oil time to settle back down into the sump.
On the price of oil, ya its crazy but its the life blood of the engine and prob the most important part to have right. :lol:

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Postby Dan » Wed Jun 20, 2007 2:57 pm

ye true, im just being a tight git! so will 4 litres be enough or should i put the 5.1 recommended in?

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Postby endapender » Wed Jun 20, 2007 2:59 pm

Ya stick in the 5.1 litres
But two 4 litre cans so you will have extra for the next change and only need to buy one can then.

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Postby Dan » Wed Jun 20, 2007 3:00 pm

another 60 euro? :shock: That will have to wait till payday on Friday!!

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Postby endapender » Wed Jun 20, 2007 3:04 pm

Where are you getting oil for that money. Seen castrol gtx in halfords for €38 for 4 litres.

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Postby Dan » Wed Jun 20, 2007 3:31 pm

thats the part synthetic 10w40 the 5w30 fully synthetic stuff cost me 60. Did i get ripped?? :oops:

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Postby endapender » Wed Jun 20, 2007 4:07 pm

I'm not sure I only had a quick glance but it said magnitec (sp) and that was the price I'd say.I could be wrong though

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Postby Noel » Wed Jun 20, 2007 4:23 pm

It comes in 4.5lt and 1lt sizes.... = 5.5lt, bit to spare for any topups between next service ... think i paid those prices in halfords as well Dan....

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Postby Dan » Wed Jun 20, 2007 4:32 pm

Noel wrote:It comes in 4.5lt and 1lt sizes.... = 5.5lt, bit to spare for any topups between next service ... think i paid those prices in halfords as well Dan....


the one i got says only 4L on it. didnt see a 4.5L anywhere :?:

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Postby Noel » Wed Jun 20, 2007 4:33 pm

mmmmmm .... :?

mine was GTX magnatec and definitely 4.5lt... funny world

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Postby Dan » Wed Jun 20, 2007 4:44 pm

Noel wrote:mmmmmm .... :?

mine was GTX magnatec and definitely 4.5lt... funny world


that you use the 5w30 Noel? as far as i could find the only one like that was the castrol Edge, Didnt see a magnatec 5w30 anywhere

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Postby endapender » Wed Jun 20, 2007 4:45 pm

Tis a funny world alright. The price of oil is gone mental. Here at work our oil is gone nearly twice the price in the last two years. Been thinking of drilling a big hole in the back yard for a while and see if I get lucky and find oil. Happy days then :lol:


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