Why is the rum gone?
Join Date: May 2012
Location: United Kingdom
County: Greater Manchester
If you still have your DPF you are meant to use Low Ash C3 oil not C2.
In my experience it does't matter, but I have used everything from Halfords cheap and cheerful 5w40
to all sorts of stuff from ASDA.
no problems so far,
But the longest I've been between an oil change is 10K miles and the shortest is about 20Miles.
I would bother more about how often you are going to change your oil rather than getting the specific grade/ash content 100% correct.
(But there will probably be loads of people along any minute to explain why I'm stupid, but whilst I won't dispute that my car hasn't had any oil related issues yet)
Whilst I'm here, the oil drain plug is meant to be reused with it's crush washer, it's a slow drain type so you are meant to undo it till it ****es oil out but not remove it totally. Personally I don't trust it and remove/clean/refit it each time. but you can undo, allow to drain, retighten it.
Also if you have a strong grip you can remove the oil filter housing without tools (I have once, when I was feeling particularly strong and didn't want to walk to the brother in laws to borrow his filter wrench) but other than that a standard chain wrench can be used with no problems (I keep wanting to say "If your careful" but in reality I've taken mine off and refitted it loads of times with a chain wrench and I'm a bit gung ho, not careful ever!)
Last edited by FiremanAxe; 24-03-15 at 23:25.