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    Regular Member Paulwr's Avatar
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    Vehicle : Astra H 1.8 VVT

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    Year : 2009

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    Default Serviced my Vec today.

    My Z22YH Vec passed her MOT this week .

    So today I set about treating her to new filters and oil.

    I used a PELA 6000vacuum pump to suck out the old oil, it was an easy task, just run the engine up-to operating temp and put the syphon tube down the dipstick tube and start sucking! The pump removed the full 5 litres out of the sump with no mess.

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    Now time to fit the new genuine oil and air filters.

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    In with the new oil and the job is done.

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    I cheated with the fuel filter, I had it replaced by the Vx dealer who did the MOT for me, I just didn't fancy messing about with the fuel lines and those fragile little clips.

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    Service complete .

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    Ooh I like that tool, how much are the oil suckers...

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    Quote Originally Posted by leemarksmith View Post
    Ooh I like that tool, how much are the oil suckers...
    You can get silverline one for £20 on ebay, I know because i want one too they look great..

    Great job on the service, car will be running great now...

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    I got my 'sucker' from mailspeed marine.

    http://www.mailspeedmarine.com/searc...FebLtAodHXMAhg

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    just looked at the shop on ebay in your first link couldn't help but notice THIS LOL

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    I like the idea of this, speeds it up a lot, especially if you don't want to just change, but flush some cheapo oil through first etc

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    Liking that pump. Never seen 1 before.

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    Well this thread has just cost me another £20, not happy

    Thanks for sharing your info
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    great job done there , the mechanic uses something like it , and makes things so much quicker ,

    the vectra has gone , but not far away so ill still see it form time to time

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