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    Default Oil change today

    Went not too bad, thanks to everyone that helped on here, locating the filter etc.

    Got it all done in about 4hrs, but that was including ***ing about with the jacking height, in the end I had 4 paving slabs under 1 wheel, 3 under the other. It also included a trip to find a 32mm spanner as I didn't have a socket big enough for the filter can!!

    Speaking of the filter can, what a ***** to locate a spanner!?!?! thanks VX, excellent design feature tucking it away right in the back there

    I have learned a few things for next time and written down the spanner and socket sizes in the manual for next time

    Thanks again dudes and dudesses!

    Stuart

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    4hrs did you have a nap in bettween jobs lol, i changed my oil n filter, fule filter and fitted new discs and pads the other day, took about 2hrs start to finish.

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    Alright smarty leopard thong!!!

    First time I've done it, took about an hour to work out it wasn't jacked high enough and I did have to take a half hour trip to get a spanner for the filter. It won't take me nearly as long next time, I can guarantee!

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    lol. i had to put mine on axle stands to do the front discs, hardest job was releasing the poxy clips on the fuel filter.


    still nowt quite like knowing its a job well done is it

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    It was very satisfying considering I've not done a lot to any car myself. I was a happy shade of black by the end of it and sipping on a well earned beer

    Glow plugs next I think, next payday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 19CDTi View Post
    It was very satisfying considering I've not done a lot to any car myself. I was a happy shade of black by the end of it and sipping on a well earned beer

    Glow plugs next I think, next payday!

    Good god it took 4hrs to do a oil change now you want to do the glow plugs?? Best book a week off work for that.

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    Alright alright, I get it, I'm a nooooob!!!!! I'll get the dunce cap and sit in the corner lol

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    Anyway mate , well done. Think of the money u have saved. Treat ya self to a few beers with the savings

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    Quote Originally Posted by 19CDTi View Post
    Alright alright, I get it, I'm a nooooob!!!!! I'll get the dunce cap and sit in the corner lol

    all the negative comments !! , we all started somewhere with cars so dont knock the man all i can say is ............
    well done fella for giving it a go and persevering to the end , hope you enjoyed the beer

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    Nothing like doing it yourself how ever long it takes

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