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    Anyone got any info on the Vectra VXR 2.8 ?

    I have an oil filter , £29 !!, but the dealer was unsure of the o rings etc .. can I get away with not changing them ?

    I intend to have the oil change by a small garage and use mobil1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyuk911
    Do you have any info on the Vectra VXR 2.8 ?
    Well, apart from the fact that I'd love one!! , I've no info on anything oil filter etc. related.
    Quote Originally Posted by Andyuk911
    I have an oil filter , £29 !!, but the dealer was unsure of the o rings etc .. can I get away with not changing them ?
    I assume you mean in the drain plug? For the cost of an o-ring, it'd be a real false economy not to change it. Good chance you'd end up with a little leak, oil spots on your drive and you'd need to drain it all out again just to replace a cheap o-ring. Your dealer must be able to source the o-ring on their EPC?

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    Hi Duncan
    The only thing they could tell a few weeks ago was another £15 for the plug .. which on top of the oil filter being a stupid price I said no.

    The Filter looks like the one you have fitted .. did you only change the sump plug o ring ?

    Any idea on the size of the o ring ?

    Thanks

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    I have phoneed my local dealer and they said they would look on'TIS' ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyuk911
    The only thing they could tell a few weeks ago was another £15 for the plug .. which on top of the oil filter being a stupid price I said no.
    £15?!!!! What's it made from?!
    Quote Originally Posted by Andyuk911
    The Filter looks like the one you have fitted ...
    In your original question, are you meaning the green o-ring in this picture.....



    Is that what you're after? If so, that comes (should come) with the filter. It came attached on the filter I bought - and every other cartridge filter I've ever seen.
    Quote Originally Posted by Andyuk911
    .. did you only change the sump plug o ring ?

    Any idea on the size of the o ring ?
    Yes, I only changed the sump plug o-ring. I've no idea on size on the 2.8 engine, it could well be different to mine. I can't even recall what size mine is.

    Your dealer should be able to get all this info on EPC (Parts System), not TIS.

    HTH

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    Hi Duncan,

    I will email you a pix of the filter ...(If you email me back on the addy I left with you)

    It is just really the sump one I am after ...

    The Vauxhall dealer is now checking and saying looks like you have to buy the sump plug complete... so £15 ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyuk911
    The Vauxhall dealer is now checking and saying looks like you have to buy the sump plug complete... so £15 ...
    Right, I see where the £15 came from. Personally, I'd say that's complete bollox!! I've never heard of that! You've always been able to buy just the sump plug o-ring - simply because it always gets replaced during an oil change, whereas the plug (obviously) doesn't.

    If you want to e-mail me anything send it to my username at vectra-c.com

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    pix of filter is on here

    http://andyuk911.piczo.com/

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    Yep, I saw the filter. Bit confused.....the pic shows a green o-ring (obviously for the filter) so you're okay there? It doesn't have the replacement black screw in bit (like on my filter) but I'm guessing on the 2.8T that part is reused?

    So it's only really the sump o-ring that's the issue? In which case, as per my post above.

    (P.S. I've split your posts into it's own new thread as there are now quite a few posts. Probably easier to keep tabs on and separate it from the How 2 thread )

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    Any car parts centre( not helfrauds thou) will sell you individual o rings.. much cheaper than £15 for the sump plug..

    Do they not list the o ring seperately?? I've been buying them loose for years..

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