Was Smilin' for 20
Join Date: Jul 2011
Just ooking for a small bit of advice.
It's been about 5 years since i last owned a diesel engined car (02 Ford Mondeo - Dont ask why, honestly the worst car i've ever had) and prior to that had diesel company cars throughout the 90's. Most service schedules were 10k service intervals iirc, but i always religiously did an oil change at the mid point between as this was the advice given at the time to prolong the engine life.
So my question is does this advice still hold true for newer diesel engines? Should i consider the same for the Alfa diesel engine?
Only had the car 5 weeks and 3k miles, and was serviced before i purchased, however the onboard mfd is saying service due in 7k miles. So do i wait for the full service to change oil or do one in 2k miles?
Any advice appreciated.