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    I have a 53 plate 2.0DTI and am a little concerned about the service intervals. It didn't have its first service from new until 30000 and the next one is not due until 60000. When I had my Ford it was done every 10 to 12 thousand. Do these long intervals harm the car although it has the long life oil in????

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    lets just say i service my GSi every 6000 miles.. it's so easy to do yourself and gives the engine all the chances it needs to have a long life..the extended intervals are mainly for fleet operators, just cost cutting, and in my opinion are'nt the best treatment you can give your engine..

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    the oil is the life of your engine i change the oil and filters on my 2.0dti every 5000miles theres over 80000 on her and she still pulls like a donkey!!!!!!! lol vauxall done her evey 20000 before i bought her but im a fussy C*nt when it comes to servicing and its a hell of a lot cheaper than your dealer!

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    I appreciate why folk change the oil every 5-6k, but does anyone think of the environmental issues of a limited resource and waste disposal? The way I see it, car manufacturers are forced into making their cars better on the world, but we then ignore all the hard work done in research and manufacture of the parts and oil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian View Post
    I appreciate why folk change the oil every 5-6k, but does anyone think of the environmental issues of a limited resource and waste disposal? The way I see it, car manufacturers are forced into making their cars better on the world, but we then ignore all the hard work done in research and manufacture of the parts and oil.
    yep. i have to agree, that why we send our oil for recycling.. not take it down the tip.. the oil firms can re-process the waste oil to make it suitable for use again...

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