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    Default Doing a major service this weekend

    Going to service my new vectra this weekend, it has 65k on the clock and according to the service history had it's last service at 17k!!!

    So I need to change everything, so far I have ordered the following parts

    oil filter
    air filter
    pollen filter
    fuel filter
    front wiper blades (eurocarparts didn't have a rear one)
    rear pads (mot fail)
    FRONT LOWER SUSPENSION ARM WISHBONE (mot fail)
    5 litres of 5w30 fully synthetic oil.
    1x 69p thermal fuse for the blower

    I am also going to clean the EGR and boost valve as the car lacked power on the drive home, I plan to do the cam belt, waterpump and coolant at another time.

    So should I add anything else to my list that needs doing?

    Frenchman

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    personally i would engine flush also, especially as so many miles have been covered since last service, other than that i think you are there!

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    Cheers Signum, last time I owned a diesel I would put in about a cup full of Diesel into the oil and let it tick over for 10 minutes then drain it with the oil. Anyone use this method or is a recommended product the way to go?

    Frenchman

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    If u wanna go mad you could do the gearbox oil aswell or am i just giving you more to do lol.

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    coolant change, brake fluid change, also time to think about cambelt if its a cdti?
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    I am going to change the cam belt and water pump as a separate job, so will change the coolant then. Will do the gearbox oil, clutch and brake fluid as well then while I have the overalls on .

    Don't think I will bother with an engine flush as I have no idea when the oil was last changed and could end up causing more problems.

    Frenchman

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