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Thoughts on oil change 1.6 hdi
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I finally got to it, my first Berlingo oil change. I thought I'd post a few pointers for those that haven't got to it yet. I bought the oil on-line and the filter and sump plug washer from GSF.

The engine pan. Has 3x 10mm bolts at the front and 2x on each side which were easy, but the 2 toward the rear and inboard need a long 10mm socket as the fasteners are nuts on bolts which are too long for a standard socket. I sheared one of the front ones because it was rusted in and I have bodged with a cable tie for now as I'd need to jack the car up quite high to drill it out, and there were other things I wanted to do on a sunny bank holiday. Greased all the threads before putting the pan back on.

The filter. Next time I will pack rags around it as a there was a fair splash of oil when I pulled the old one out. The Haynes manual warns of this but I obviously didn't read it very well! Made a mess on the clutch slave cylinder rubber shroud. Luckily my drive is gravel so I just have to bin the stones the oil dripped onto. As others have mentioned, the old filter needs a bit of a tug to get it out of the housing. This is because it is held in place by an internal rubber O-ring so there's nothing to damage by pulling it hard.

Draining. I was expecting to have a square drive sump plug and had hunted through to the bottom of my toolbox to find that drive, only to find that it is a normal nut head.
I discovered that there is only about an inch clearance between the sump and my drain jerry can (the type with a dished side with a hole). Which meant I couldn't have the jerry can under the plug as I undid it. Had to borrow one of the wife's roasting tins instead. The next batch of roast spuds will be interesting.

The job was pretty straightforward as you'd expect an oil change to be, and it will take me half the time next time.
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#2
And its a fair bit cheaper doing it yourself too!

why not jack the car up, undo the plug and let it start to drain into the waste oil can, then just lower the car on the jack until it's level.
I've even jacked cars up from the "other" side, or used a trolley jack to encourage more oil to drain out via the drain plug.
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(26-08-2013, 05:39 PM)hachiroku Wrote:  And its a fair bit cheaper doing it yourself too!

why not jack the car up, undo the plug and let it start to drain into the waste oil can, then just lower the car on the jack until it's level.
I've even jacked cars up from the "other" side, or used a trolley jack to encourage more oil to drain out via the drain plug.

That's good thinking! Thanks.
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#4
My local garage charges me £15 to change my oil. :thumbsup:
That includes the use of their ramp, the use of their 'boy' (to assist with the dirty bits), disposal of oil & filter, and a mechanic gives the underneath a quick 'poke and prod' while it's up in the air.
I take it every 3 months and it is the best 15 quid I spend!
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#5
Crikey! :eek: my local independent garage charged £50 (if paid in cash) for an oil change, they supplied the oil and labour, I supplied the filter.

Thats the one and only time I take it to a garage for an oil change! And at least if I do it myself I know it's been done right... usually :lol:
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#6
I suppose when you add £35 for the oil I use, then we are both paying the same £50.
Still think it's better than taking it to the main stealer. :thumbsup:
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#7
Going to do my own oil and filter change so i know it is done properly! do you recommend getting the oil filter from a citreon dealer or is a halfords or euro parts filter ok ? thanks for your help.
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#8
As long as you use a decent brand filter its your choice euro parts would be cheaper or if you have a local parts factor give them your custom a bit of loyalty can get you advice and a discount.
Are we there yet????? No we fecking ain`t  gggggrrrrrrr
Ex 1.6hdi van now 3 seater 1.4 multispace
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#9
I have had my 1.6 HDi since since March 2009, registered new in January 2007. I have always done the oil changes, taking into account all the threads about draining oil, getting the correct oil etc. and the little gauze filter on the turbo. Has anyone any information regarding the use of flushing oil?
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(23-02-2015, 05:59 PM)h1ppy0 Wrote:  I have had my 1.6 HDi since since March 2009, registered new in January 2007. I have always done the oil changes, taking into account all the threads about draining oil, getting the correct oil etc. and the little gauze filter on the turbo. Has anyone any information regarding the use of flushing oil?
If you change the oil often enough flushing shouldn't be necessary.Frequently changed good oil is the answer to keeping it all going.
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