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Originally Posted by marcopolo View Post
My first post here so be kind!! Couple of questions I didn't see answer to on similar threads. I made a list of all the "bad IDE " stuff to look out for that people mentioned on this site and this car seems to suffer from none of them,

Just purchased (put down deposit) on 43K Laguna 2 IDE .

1)The garage are doing a full service/ oil change (mobil) - can I top it up with the good Amsoil stuff or should I wait and next time do a complete oil change using ONLY amsoil?
(to rephrase - is it alright to mix oil brands?)

2) Shell v-power occasionally + spark plug cleaner every 3K as many here seem to do?

3)How many miles to cam belt change?

Many thanks.

1. It's ok to mix brands as long as you use the same TYPE of oil , e.g. 10W40.

2. My car has been fine until recently. So that's 6 months and 6k miles on mix of normal BP and Sainsburys fuel. Now it's time for another shot of STP after my next fill-up.

3. I think the cam-belt change is every 3 services. That's 6 years or 48k miles I think. My 48k mile service with cam-belt change cost around 500. Sounds steep and that was from a Renault independent. Ok price in this day and age.
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