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    Question Oil Change

    Just a quick question, does this oil look as though it's ready for a change? The car is a 1.9 CDTI 150.



    I know when it was last changed, but I want to find out other peoples opinions.

    Also, looking at the bottom of the engine to the oil filter, the black plastic is covered in muck, the same as the rest of the engine.

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    Matt, i use the 10k or 1 year (what ever comes 1st)rule, mine has just gone in for its service and the oil looked worse...
    Having the same motor i would suggest you do the same mate..

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    Cheers mate, there is a little story behind it, so like I said, I know when it was "last" changed.......according to the service book, but I'm not entirely sure the oil looks like it should for the time and the milage the car has done since.

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    NP, mine nrmally chnages over a good few hundred miles, if in doubt mate, pop into a stealer and have an Oil & filter, make sure you use 5w/30 some stealers are a little cheeky by using 10/40. my local quote from £55 - 85 just for Oil and filter.
    If you have a friendly local garage they can use GM oil and Genuine filter and charge around 30-40.

    even just for peice of mind!

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    Cheers fella. Well, would you say that the oil on the dipstick looks like it's done less than 1000 miles??

    I've got an issue at the minute with a tapping from the top of the engine when it gets upto temperature, and a lot of suggestions have been to change the oil and filter, but according to the service book, it was done before I bought the car...less than 1000 miles ago.

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    Looks fairly clean to me, mines really black!
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    perhaps, when they did the oil chnage, they havnt used the correct oil!, if in doubt best get it changed, then you can disprove that.... when mine got chnaged it was a very dark colour, the only motor i have ever owned that never made the oil dark was a toyota. in over 5k in that year, it was the same as the the day it went in!... every other car and works car has the colour of yours in a less than 1k....

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    Looks pretty clean to me too, still has that fresh oily colour to it rather than completely black - if you know what I mean !

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    looks clean to me i checked mine today 10 months 16000 miles very black

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    Yep looks clean to me. When it gets 2 10k miles, usually a treacle colour

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