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Re: Time for a service

hi do the oil and filter this time but get that service book out and check it to see was the cam belt done at sixty? that's the one to worry about and save for if it needs doing LOL
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Re: Time for a service

You need a special tool for the sump plug and a new washer.
The torque for the plug is 20nm (somebody posted the figure for me here) .
I bought the tool on ebay , (8mm square I think from memory)and i got one of those double ended keys 8/13 mm.

When buying the washer, you will see two different types available for 1.5 dci engines.The copper ring is I believe for those with a steel sump and the fibre type for an alloy sump.(fibre type was on mine.)

Its hard to keep the oil from dripping down when changing the filter ,try this tip maybe?


aside from the above posts fuel filter (on mine ,2011) is due at 35k miles.if its never been done,its due now.

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Re: Time for a service

It worth taking your time and do a lot of checks - that way you'll get an idea of overall condition and likley future needs.

If you want to check the condition of the glow-plugs you can measure their resistance in ohms using a multi-meter (an essential tool when working on modern cars).

See attached service list I drew up a few years back - it covers many essential aspects not usually covered in a garage service plus it lets you get to know your car that bit better. Feel free to copy or distribute. Just credit me and this forum as it's source.
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