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    Default My continued plight...

    In my continued plight to find out what I should be paying for a 100k service has finally led me to the door of a Vauxhall service dept.

    They say that my 2.2DTi should only need an interim service but if it hasn't been serviced properly at 80k they'd recommend a full major service. Ive been away and priced up the parts (on ebay) to do the service myself and I'm only looking at £80-90 for all the bits! That's a saving of between £90 & £130 so I'm going to do it myself! The only thing I wont be doing is a brake fluid change as that is slightly beyond my abilities!

    Before I start spending, I do have a few questions if someone would be so kind as to give me some advice please...

    Are there any recommended suppliers of things like glow plugs?

    Is flushing the engine an important stage of serving a modern car or can I just drop the old oil out and put new oil in? If it is, can you recommend a good engine flush?

    How much oil will I need for a 2.2DTi engine? Ive seen 4ltr and 5ltr containers for sale and I see no point in spending extra on 5ltrs if 4ltrs will do.

    Thanks in advance

    Dave

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    TIS states its 5.5 litres of oil in the 2.2dti. I wouldn't do an engine flush, just regular oil changes - once a year /10-12k imo.

    have a look on places like www.eurocarparts.com
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Ordered all the parts for the service today (thanks for the link).

    The Haynes Manual says I'll need to bleed the fuel system after changing the fuel filter using a bleeder unit? Is this necessary or is there a way round it?

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    If you can manage the rest of the service yourself then changing the fluid shouldnt be too difficult for you.

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    Im quite comfortable with the concept of changing the filters etc... Its just this bit about having to bleed the fuel system Im struggling to work out. I dont have a bleeder as described in the haynes manual and bythe sounds of it, its something thats likely to be very expensive!! Is there any way of changing the fuel filter without needing to use a bleeder?

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    I have already read that but I dont know what the boost sensor looks like or where to find it, nor do I know how I would find cylinder number 4.... What's meant by the term 'cranking the car'?

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    cranking = turning the engine over! cylinder number 4 is the last one left to right (on the right by battery). Not 100% sure what the boost sensor looks like on there, but it will be quite small, on the inlet manifold with a plug attached and probably a single bolt holding it in.

    I'm sure someone else will tell you soon

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    Thanks. I dont wanna mess this up coz SWMBO is already on my case about just letting a garage do it!

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    SWMBO ??

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