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    I've got a 2007 1.9 CDTI (150) that's done 77500 miles and it's overdue a service would it be better/cheaper to replace the serviceable itemes myself or just bite the bullet and take it to the dealer?

    If I did do it myself what's best to change at 4 years/80000 miles?

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    Personally, I'd do the engine oil, oil filter, air filter, pollen filter, and fuel filter.

    What's it like for starting on a cold morning? If it's slow/sluggish to start up, do the glow plugs too.

    When was the timing belt last done? If the current timing belt has done 40,000 miles or more, then do that and the water pump too.

    Certainly cheaper to do it yourself, than take it to a dealer, even if you just get the dealer/independent garage to do the timing belt and water pump

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    Depends on if you want to change the parts and check all the vehicle (not many people have all the facilities to do this) as per the service schedule

    Independents tend to be cheaper, but really struggle to compete with dealerships on the price of servicing

    A good compromise may be to the replace the oil, oil filter, pollen filter, air filter, and fuel filter yourself
    Get quotes for the cambelt kit and water pump; dealerships and independents
    Finally book the car in for MoT, that pretty much covers all the "check" items on a service and is more thorough

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    That's excellent gives me some ideas on what to do/look for.

    Fortunately/unfortunately I had the Water Pump + Belt Kit + Tensioners done about 6 months ago as the Pump had partially seized so can strike that of the list as it's only done 5000 miles since the change.

    The only thing that's really noticeable when it's cole is the Gearbox it tends to be a bit painfull in 1st/2nd/3rd but once it's warm no issues.

    Cheers,

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