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    Just wondering what your thoughts are to this.

    Was in my local Vauxhall dealership today - as I don't have the service manual, I asked what the oil change interval was on the 1.9 CDTi 150, I was told it was 50,000 miles!

    I was expecting maybe 20,000 tops, but this just seems crazy.

    I religiously carry out oil changes every 6,000 miles anyway (using fully synthetic) and new filter, just for peace of mind.

    It seems that my car may have had more changes since I purchased it in April than its seen 5 years before me!

    My engine has done 175,000 miles now, but since I have owned it, I have noticed it gradually running better - definitely not placebo - then again, I have changed all the filters, done an engine flush (I know some people are against this on high mileage engines) - its got to last me another 40,000 miles at least!

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    the service intwervals are supposed to be 20K but a lot of us do inter-changes at 10K, never in my life have I heard of a car with a 50K service interval thats insane especially with a diesel

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    Whomever said it is 50k is obviously mistaken.

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    I'm pretty sure I'm usless at brain surgery, so I do not work in a hospital.

    Would you trust a dealer that said 50k for an oil change? Reminds me of this listing:

    Lazy people/main dealers:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DISPLAY-RI...item3f1035245a

    GENUINE VAUXHALL
    ALLOY WHEELS
    EX DISPLAY SOME SCUFF MARKS

    UNSURE OF FITMENT
    cresser_cars_vauxhall_chevrolet_redditch

    At Cresser Redditch, we are totally committed to driving down the cost of motoring. If you are purchasing a new Vauxhall or maintaining one, our aims are simple - to provide you with the highest level of friendly, professional customer care

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    It's interesting how the pre-facelift Owner's Handbook gives oil change intervals and useful information like that, but the post-facelift one doesn't.

    On the pre-facelift, it's 20,000 miles or whenever the Ecoflex thing tells you to. With the ignition off, press the trip counter button and it should tell you how many miles you have left to do before it expects a service on the instrument panel.

    But there's no harm in doing an oil change at 10,000, especially if you do a lot of higher speed or heavy loads/towing.

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    Sure it wasn't 15000miles?

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    5K for me...

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    with long life oil its 30k, with normal oil its 20k but as others as said I'd prefer to do mine every 10k
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    He definitely did say 50,000 miles.

    Just cant see the point - oil is cheap enough, and you would think the dealers wouldn't want to loose income by extending the interval -- must be part of some EU environmental directive...

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    He definitely did say 50,000 miles.

    Just cant see the point - oil is cheap enough, and you would think the dealers wouldn't want to loose income by extending the interval -- must be part of some EU environmental directive...

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