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    Default Doing Own Service 3.0 V6

    My service light came on tonight on way home from work, being 'thrifty' and the fact that my car is an 04 reg I have decided to give up on the dealer servicing and try it myself

    2004 3.0 V6
    Mileage - 60k
    On Ecoflex intervals.

    A bit of googling comes up with the following at Auto-vaux.com


    5W30 SYNTHETIC OIL - 10L £38.86
    POLLEN FILTER 1 x £5.95
    AIR FILTER 1 x £5.06
    FUEL FILTER - DIESEL 1 x £5.99
    OIL FILTER - ELEMENT 1 x £23.00

    Subtotal £78.86
    VAT £11.83
    Total Cost £90.69


    Now would I need anything else? Or is it available cheaper elsewhere. I cannot try the dealer until tommorrow sometime.

    Also I noticed that the Oil and Fuel filter is an element, i.e. like an air filter, and doesnt come with a 'hard can' exterior. Does that mean they have their own filter housings

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    I went to Kwik Fit last year with my 1.9 CDTi and they did a fully synthetic mobil1 oil and filter change for £35. Has been perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wickedwillie View Post
    I went to Kwik Fit last year with my 1.9 CDTi and they did a fully synthetic mobil1 oil and filter change for £35. Has been perfect
    Sadly the 3.0 V6 CDTI needs nearly 8 litres of oil

    Kwik Fit also quoted me for an oil service, at £30, but I asked them to double check as I pointed out the oil alone would cost me £40
    They then checked the cost of the oil filter and it was £29.60
    However they agreed they could still do the oil service for £30 if I booked it in there and then, but I was only after a quote
    I got another quote a few weeks ago and it was £85, at that price may as use VX and have them do some warranty work at the same time!

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