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    Hi, im new to the forum. Iv just bought myself an 05 1.9cdti 120 vectra design. Im pressed with the car so far, im looking to give it a good service at the weekend, is diy servicing easy enough on them? What oil should i use etc? Also is there any thing else i should do to the car, it has 68k on the clock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corey View Post
    What oil should i use
    5w/30 fully synth long life, as per Vauxhall's recommendation:-

    http://www.vauxhall.co.uk/vaux/owner...do?method=view

    Also consider a cambelt and waterpump change if it already hasn't had one. The official recommendation is something like 80,000 or 100,000 miles, but people are changing them early as they're not going the distance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corey View Post
    05 1.9cdti 120 vectra design
    68k on the clock
    What is the service history like?
    Do you have any kind of warranty?

    It should have a service every 2 years / 20K miles, so it should have had at least three services, and it may not be due its next for some time

    If it is out warranty then you may want to reduce the service intervals and lower the oil to a slightly thicker one, such as a fully synthetic 10w40

    Do you have the original handbooks?}
    If so, the service book will details what service items are required
    The v-belt is 10 years / 80K miles
    The cambelt is 10 years / 100K miles
    However, you may want to do them both at the same time
    To save some money there is a cambelt kit which includes the rollers which have a habit of breaking up prematurely
    It can also be worthwhile adding the water pump, as these tend to fail at around the same time
    Finally, you may want to reduce the cambelt renewal interval, many people change this to half the original (in this case 5 years / 50K miles)

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