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    had a play about with the vectra this morning, you may of read some previous posts regarding my poor mpg, (down to 34mpg now round town) i thought whilst its about 6 months since the cars first service id do a quick oil and filter change. i was dreading doing it after reading posts on here, but i have to say it wasnt too bad at all. only took just over an hour, i also changed the air filter too. the car had 16k on it when i got it, and had apparently been serviced at 14k by a vx dealer in Manchester. but the oil that came out of it looked like it had been in 6 years not 6 months, anyway its done now. so that will do for another 6 months until it goes into dealers for main service.

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    Its a diesel so it will be darker. Fingers crossed your mpg will get better Changing oil is only ever a good thing to do
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    well im not expecting miracles by just changing the oil and filters but whilst vx dont seem to want to do anything about it, i thought id have a mess. i know some folk think its abit mad changing oil every 6 month but for how much it costs its gotta be worth it. plus its nice to get hands on with your own car. if your sad like me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sig View Post
    Changing oil is only ever a good thing to do


    not if you change the oil for peanut butter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handyandy-UK View Post
    not if you change the oil for peanut butter
    Only a complete numpty would do that
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sig View Post
    Only a complete numpty would do that
    I did read a story of someone who put NOS into their tank as they ran out of fuel. Unfortunately, it was the NOS energy drink...

    Not sure how true it was, but it was one of those threads that found it's way round every forum on the internet...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sig View Post
    Its a diesel so it will be darker. Fingers crossed your mpg will get better Changing oil is only ever a good thing to do
    Unless you go to Kwik Fit....

    http://www.skylineowners.com/forum/s...d.php?t=108716

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jezzy View Post
    That's madness. Although the owner should learn the difference between an oil level and oil pressure light. Could have saved a heap of trouble.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Couldnt agree more, these 20k/30k service intervals are a joke. 6k or 6 months tops for me.

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    same here ,always had the oil changed every six months on all the cars ive had . khalid

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