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    Hi all, I have a 2008 "150" CDTi
    For reasons that escape me now, I missed the last 6 month oil change and it's well past where I wanted it done, though mileage not excessive and I make sure the engines gets fully warmed up most trips.
    We're down to one car till Feb/March next year, my wife wants me to take her around to a few rabbit related events, Worcester, Hereford areas, 50-70 miles each way.
    I've told her I'm not doing it till the cars had an oil and filter change, she wants to first trip next weekend.
    The oil is black but still runny, not losing/burning any at all. No sign of any probs with anything.
    Am I being over cautious, as she's happy with me getting the oil and filter and a few other bits done before Xmas?

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    Could you advise as to what grade of oil was used on the last oil and filter change
    If it is GM-LL specification oil, then it will last up 30K miles / 2 years
    If you used any other synthetic oil, then it will easily last 20K miles / 1 year
    If you used a basic synthetic or semi-synthetic oil, then this has a life of 10K miles / 1 year

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    as long as it's the long life vx oil, i wouldn't worry. i've only changed my cdti150 oil once a year/30k miles since 2007 - now on 110k miles and perfectly fine.
    take it easy and all will be fine.

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    rabbit related events?

    but yes if its got long life gm oil in you will be fine for now, but oil n filter change cant do any harm at shorter intervals, much like oil in a chip pan, the newer n cleaner it is the nicer the chips.

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    Yes, you're being over cautious.

    No harm in that of course, but I doubt it will matter in the long run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 06sri View Post
    rabbit related events?

    but yes if its got long life gm oil in you will be fine for now, but oil n filter change cant do any harm at shorter intervals, much like oil in a chip pan, the newer n cleaner it is the nicer the chips.
    She must be a poacher and goes ferreting - rabbit and chips sounds nice !

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    i have this same problem, i change my oil and filter every 6 months regardless of millage and put magnitex in it fully synthetic . ures will be fine if it was only done 6 moths ago it takes years and lots of miles to turn oil to sludge, i will be changing mines at the end of the month, plus the glow plugs, just got the timming belt done. ive owned it since dec 2008 with 12k its a 08 plate and its done 54k now and ive chagned the oil every 6 months so thats 8 oil changes in 4 years and 42k miles lol anyway the bottom line is if u can get it done and u want to do it then do it if not its not the end of the world the car will be fine and do it wen u can.

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    Moern oils have lots of detergents in them, they soon start to look black.

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    Oil technology has moved on in leaps and bounds in the last few years, but some people still live in the dark ages.

    Gone are the days of having to change it every 5 minutes.

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    It turns black within a few miles normally - but you can never do too many oil changes. I changed mine in the Insignia at 1500 miles...

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