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    Three weeks ago a bought a Vectra 2.0 DTi and very pleased with it, the garage where I bought it from did the MOT and servicing before picking it up...

    Looking at the car over the weekend notice the oil in the engine looking very black, is this normal for a diesel after 3 weeks of driving? as the car had only been serviced...

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    erm.. NO is the word.. even in a disel it should not be completely black after 3 weeks unless what was in there before was totally shot.. i'd change the oil again personally to try and get it as clean as i could inside. Yes, the diesels DO soot their oil quickly but not 3 weeks, not unless it was proper filthy before. Have a look in the airbox to see if they have changed the air filter as well..

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    Thanks mate, didnt think it would be normal but had to ask the question, I'll check the air-box also today...

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    Did'nt buy it from EvansHallshaw by any chance? I have the exact same issue with my Veccy when i got her. Oil was like tar, and the air filter very dirty.

    In the end i did the service myself. That way I know it has been done proper.

    Let us knwo how you get.

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    They say "I'll do a service" and most of the time just change the oil. How many mile have you done in the 3 weeks. I would look at the pollen filter and the air filter to see if you need a full service. I would do an oil and filter change regardless though.

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    I'm going to go against the flow here and say that the oil will be black after 3 weeks, depending how far you've gone.

    When I say black, I mean still looking and feeling like oil, and flowing too. NOT tar or gungey sludge. The DTi do soot oil fairly quickly, especially if driven spiritedly. On my old DTi, the oil would be black well within a fortnight, but I did do about 650 miles a week.

    I don't think an additional oil / filter change would do any damage though, just so you are sure.

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    The oil is free moving and not like tar it just looks black, like they have done an oil change but left a little in the sump!

    The car has only done about 400 miles in 3 weeks but still going to have a look at all filters on the car..

    EB

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    Forgot to add, I got the car from a dealer in Northwich Motoright they are very good and mostly honest...

    EB

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