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    As the weather was not too bad here. I got underneath my motor and changed the oil and filter. I was under the impression the oil filter housing was a 23 m/m socket. It was not. But fortunatly a 15/16 a/f socket fitted instead. As someone said about the ammount of oil that still runs out of the filter housing, even when the sump is empty, was more than I would have thought too. I also changed the pollen filter and the air filter. Whilst I had the air filter out, I did the "air box mod" too. I used Mobile 1 for the oil change, Don,t know if it is any better than the VX oil. But I got it cheaper than I would have paid for the VX 5/30 fully sythetic.
    Now I am taking it easy for an hour or two.

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    Had the oil changed on my car the other week.


    The last time i changed oil on a car, it used 20/50 oil.

    I couldn't believe how much like water used 5w/30 oil is. It came out the sump like p155.


    Actually wouldn't like to attempt it myself on my new block paved drive.

    Top job Ed, for Doing it yourself though.

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    John. My drive is quite new too. I was very carefull not to spill any oil on the block paving. I put plenty of old news paper on the ground first. I did acctually manage not to spill a drop on the block paving.

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    Top man.

    My mechanic must have hands like shovels.

    Up on ramps, he had a gert big oil container and still managed to get some on his workshop floor!!


    BTW, I never realised how good brake and clutch cleaner was so good for absorbing and cleaning oil spills.

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    My next door neighbour used to use cat grit ( the stuff you put in a cat litter tray) when he spilled any oil. Seemed to work ok.............................. Cat kept getting oil on it,s paws though.

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    I have a feeling VX oil is Mobil 1, that or a good Castrol rating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VauxVeteran View Post
    I have a feeling VX oil is Mobil 1, that or a good Castrol rating.
    Mobile 1 is a 0/40 rating as VX fully synthetic is 5/30. I am not saying that Mobile don,t make it. Be intersting to know who doe,s make VX oil.

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    It's a major player that makes it Ed I can assure you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VauxVeteran View Post
    It's a major player that makes it Ed I can assure you.
    I would tend to agree with you. If they used cheap $hit, they would have more warrenty claims than they already get.
    I have nothing against VX oil. I think it is very good. But I got the Mobil 1 for less than I paid for the VX 5/30 fully synthetic that I put in Larisa,s Vectra.

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