Do I need an oil change?

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  1. Sparqx

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    Just checking everything before my long journey to Germany. Do you think I need a top up/oil change?
     
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    It can't hurt to do it?
     
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    When was it last done?

    Is the level ok? Check it when hot and on level ground 5 mins after switch off.
     
  4. IanA2

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    Doesn't oil in fuel of the devil engines always go a dirty dirty colour quickly? Is your oil nag light on?
     
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    Was last serviced 4000 miles ago...:dk:
     
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    No Oil nag light on...
     
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    Got it booked in for an oil and filter change tomorrow at Kwikfit:thumb:
     
  8. IanA2

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    If there's no naggy light and the level is ok, why are you worrying?
     
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    How will they know how much to put in ?
     
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    Kwikfit :dk: I'd be more concerned after the car had been there !!
     
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    I re-checked the oil level a few days after an oil and filter change by MB and it was soon very black. It wasn't even 1000 miles afterwards so I've assumed that's normal for a CDI.
     
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    Diesel engine in my opinion will almost always turn engine oil black very quickly due to the cleaning properties of oil and the general dirtiness of a diesel engine if I was undertaken a long distance journey I would give car a general service air filter oil filter oil change fuel filters check brakes brake fluid would I let quick fit do it Let me think No I don't think I would
     
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  14. IanA2

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    You didn't miss it. It wasn't there! :D:D
     
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    If only 4000 k since last oil change i wouldn't be concerned unless your going to do a very high mileage on you trip to Germany.
     
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    Me neither.
     
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    Kwikfit, Give them a miss & try to find a decent indie in your area, make frinds with him as he'll be a source of info for you

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