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    Vehicle : Insignia

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    Engine : 2.0 turbo petrol

    Year : 2010

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    my first service is due on the car so i got a price from local reg vardys (where car is booked into on friday for radio repair) they quoted 130 quid plus another 19 quid to clean/flush out engine.personally i think this should be done at every oil change,at no extra charge ,but maybe thats asking too much! anyway what do you lot think about the price?

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    sounds reasonable my service was £180 @ perrys

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    they seemed very efficient on the phone and even sent me a text message to confirm its my local main dealer but i havent actually used them yet so well see how it goes on friday.

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    I paid £113 for my first service, I paid extra for the engine flush, but I will not bother with the engine flush next time, they said that there was that emulsified gunge due to short journeys[ that I was aware of]. so next time I will give it a blast on the motorway to clean the "gunge"out.

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    flushing can be dangerous too! - much better frequent oil changes.

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    for sooth ed tis your duty to blast the car on a regular basis! i was going to do just such a thing tonight , but mrs stella artois has come to visit so thats that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian
    flushing can be dangerous too! - much better frequent oil changes.
    I go along with that......the reason is this.......the oil creates a seal on it's own by flushing you break that seal and can.......and I stress CAN.......cause leaks.........me I'd NEVER flush as Ian says much better to change the oil frequently

    Bryan

    PS I was £120 for the first service and £175 for the second @ 14,500miles......I'm now on the 2yearly service although the oil will be changed a couple of times inbetween

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    sounds like a reasonable price mate

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    Where you booked into Pogo........

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    Less than down here! £225 for my last service, but then mine's a diseasel and I always have 'majors' done.

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