Vauxhall Combo Oil Change - Does It Worth To Diy ?

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  1. sdrah

    sdrah Guest

    sorry if is a wrong category -

    do any of you serve you van at home ? at least to change the oil ? I went today to a local garage and they booked me again for an oil change for £59 . I've got a combo 1.3 diesel . The filter costs online 7 quid not sure about what sort of oil It needs and how much it costs ..

    I know it won't be a huge saving - but sometimes when you don't earn a penny per day ( ie a rainy day like we had today ) - It might worth to do it yourself ?!

    Also another important question - when to change the oil in a combo van - after how many miles ? I used to change oil in my other cars every 5-8k miles - but today at the fox garage they said combo can go up to 15 - 20 k miles ?

    I don't see a difference between combo and corsa - if so why we change in corsa every 7k miles and in combo at 15k ?

    cheers
     
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  2. OoO

    OoO Guest

    Do ya self a favour and change the oil every 7k bud. Or max one year.

    I service all our vans coz I can. And I can do other stuff.

    At £59 that's not bad.

    Oil £18
    Oil filter £7
    Fuel filter £9
    Air filter £7

    That's roughly what it cost me last time inc VAT

    but I know it's done properly and no dodgy parts.
     
  3. Gmeister

    Gmeister Grand Master
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    Damo's got the right idea!


    I have heard so many storys in the past dodgy garages, or over charging!

    So for me I learnt how to change all the filters and oil then I know its done properly!
     
  4. OoO

    OoO Guest

    On the combo its a paper oil filter and its dead easy to get too. Nothing is hard on the combo. There is two different sizes most are the smaller.

    If you dont feel confident enough to do it then dont LOL

    Nothing like asking in a car parts shop for some 710 :Image12:
     
  5. sdrah

    sdrah Guest

    probably isnt hard - I changed the oil to a corsa several times (an old one) - and the filter is exposed and easy to reach it - however in combo not too sure . Does the filter have a plastic cover ? is it this one http://postimg.org/image/yplpl7osl/
    ? I would be glad to change the oil myself - im fishing some ramps on ebay now
     
  6. sdrah

    sdrah Guest

    And what sort of oil to get ? it is a 58 reg 1.3 diesel 10w 40 sintetic or semisintetic ? how many litres will get in there ?

    appreciate you help
     
  7. Gmeister

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    10w 40 is fine, I use 5w 30...

    I use shell oil too, but costs a little more, a good make of oil would be Castrol magnatec synthetic type
     
  8. OoO

    OoO Guest

    No bud that is the fuel filter. Bottom left of that pic. There a black dome shaped metal part with a nut on top that's it.

    From memory it's a 35 torx for the sum plug.

    Oil is mega easy mate on the combo. Probably one of the easiest I have done :)
     
  9. OoO

    OoO Guest

    As for oil I used semi I think. Car shop sorted that.

    Used less than 5l as that's the norm
     
  10. sdrah

    sdrah Guest

    thanks a lot - all clear now : )
     
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