User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Oil Change

  1. #1
    Regular Member Tam80's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Dundee-Motherwell
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default Oil Change

    Needing To Do An Oil Change/Filter/Plugs..

    Do I Just Change The Oil Or Do I Flush It ?

    Never Flushed Before..Dunno Anythin Bout It...Just Seen It Mentioned On Here

  2. #2
    Regular Member charliedub1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Ireland
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Tam80 View Post
    Needing To Do An Oil Change/Filter/Plugs..

    Do I Just Change The Oil Or Do I Flush It ?

    Never Flushed Before..Dunno Anythin Bout It...Just Seen It Mentioned On Here
    No mate, Just change the oil. Imo I wouldnt be flushing it unless the oil was comming out in lumps! It wouldnt really do any harm but wouldnt really do much good either.

    The couple of quid you would spend on a decent flush, just upgrade the oil your gonna put in

  3. #3
    Regular Member Tam80's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Dundee-Motherwell
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedub1 View Post
    No mate, Just change the oil. Imo I wouldnt be flushing it unless the oil was comming out in lumps! It wouldnt really do any harm but wouldnt really do much good either.

    The couple of quid you would spend on a decent flush, just upgrade the oil your gonna put in
    cool cheers charlie..i got good oil there to put in it

  4. #4
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Devon
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Tam80 View Post
    Needing To Do An Oil Change/Filter/Plugs..

    Do I Just Change The Oil Or Do I Flush It ?

    Never Flushed Before..Dunno Anythin Bout It...Just Seen It Mentioned On Here
    If it's been changed recently (within a year) and the engine has had regular changes all it's life, then I wouldn't. If not then I would drain, run some fresh cheap oil for a week, then do the proper change with filter and decent oil. This will make sure all traces of the old oil is removed.

  5. #5
    Regular Member Jezzy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    S.E
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Definitely don't do the engine flush. The problem with it is that it's only suitable for engines where the flush has been used during all the oil changes that the car has ever had. If the engine has never been flushed before and the mileage is now more than, say, 35k+ then it's too late to start using it, and it can do much more harm than good. Lumps of old oil will have built up inside the engine and these are harmless if they're left where they are. The flush will dislodge them and cause the oil ways to get blocked.

    Those that know engines inside out say that if you've never used a flush before, then it should only be used on an engine that has terminal problems already and the flush is used as the last resort before consigning the engine to the scrapheap.

  6. #6
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    north east
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    As posted above just change the oil for fresh, if its really bad change it again after a month / 1000 miles.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Automatic Gearbox Oil - Change Or Not Change?
    By rocket999 in forum Engine & Drivetrain
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 24th May 2013, 17:50
  2. Manifold change poll: Actuator change or not
    By hertscol in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 22nd May 2012, 18:52
  3. Oil Change
    By scw02102 in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 22nd March 2012, 10:45
  4. Change Discs - Change pads?!?!
    By Leemarksmith in forum Suspension, Wheels & Brakes
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11th April 2010, 09:54

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •