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    Eek I know stealers were bad ...

    Not being good at how things work under the bonnet..
    Car needs serviced, call the local dealer –
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    Service – £246.77 inc VAT

    Requires to check service history for:
    Brake fluid - £49.35 (requires every 2 years)
    Coolant - £56.00 (requires every 2 years)

    Ouch, oh well, has to be done

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    Go to an indie garage, vat reg'd, keep the schedule and save a few beer tokens

    The best bit is, it won't effect your warranty!
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Is it essential the brake fluid is changed or is it just the dealers saying it needs to be done?

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    Brake fluid needs done. Will take Big Sig advice and phone round a few indie garages, there are loads in east London

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    If you want to cross the water i can recommend in Erith.

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    Is this for a second "major" service ?
    I had mine done at midpoint in Cheshire and they charged me 150 including VAT. I know it's 250ish miles away from you but maybe you are up this way sometime soon.

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    I thought that coolant requires changing every 4 years.
    And I'm pretty sure my local dealer does a brake fluid change for around £25.
    Worth ringing around and getting a few quotes.

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    new bumper from vauxhall with no trim no fogs or grills £255,same bumper on ebay all primed like vauxhall £120,light on ebay tinted £56 vauxhall £115,little fog light from vauxhall £60

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    Save some money, drain the bottom rad hose and pre-mix some new anti freeze, fill it back up and run the air out of it, brake fluid I find is a con, it's a cover yer back issue tbh, if it's clean it should be ok, if there's any water in it you will feel it at the pedal.

    Just looked Rob, yours is a 2002 model, scrub the service, I used to service mine myself for £50 using all GM stuff on the trade card, this was...

    1 - 5 litres of 10/40
    2 - Oil Filter
    3 - Oil Flush
    4 - Oil Reconditioner
    5 - Diesel Filter
    6 - Pollen Filter
    7 - Air Filter
    8 - Fuel Treatment
    9 - Sump plug Ring

    Now look at what they will do for 5x

    Service history is not important at the cars age, I reckon if you ask the right person here to get the bits you can do the lot for £60 and have £290 in your pocket.
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    Rob, if ya want, i can help you do a service, not a big job at all, brakes will be no problem too. Coolant you just need to check you have the right amount of antifreeze mixture in it then job done.. Lemme know mate, we could do it one weekend.

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