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am4nf
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12th May 10 at 23:18   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

as above, mine has been done twice in the last 6k
nathy_87
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12th May 10 at 23:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

When the words on my dashboard computer say Service.


Edit; But mine was last done 1st Feb, and that was a FULL service. So hopefully same time next year.

[Edited on 12-05-2010 by 5dr corsa-3dr_polo]
Adam_B
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12th May 10 at 23:20   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

10k miles

Servicing a Corsa twice in 6k miles is pointless.

[Edited on 12-05-2010 by Adam_B]
AlexW
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12th May 10 at 23:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I do mine every 10k ish, which is about every 8months
Gareth F
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12th May 10 at 23:26   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

When ever i have money and remember
Limecat
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quote:
Originally posted by Adam_B
10k miles

Servicing a Corsa twice in 6k miles is pointless.

[Edited on 12-05-2010 by Adam_B]


No it isn't. Oil should ideally be kept fresh, if it has darkened then I would change it.

Just because something has a 12k mile service interval for oil changes doesn't mean it is the optimum point to do an oil change, FAR from it.
AlexW
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12th May 10 at 23:33   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by LETGSI16V
quote:
Originally posted by Adam_B
10k miles

Servicing a Corsa twice in 6k miles is pointless.

[Edited on 12-05-2010 by Adam_B]


No it isn't. Oil should ideally be kept fresh, if it has darkened then I would change it.

Just because something has a 12k mile service interval for oil changes doesn't mean it is the optimum point to do an oil change, FAR from it.


Agreed. Although as long as you change it at some point, then that is fine, not like a lot of the cars i see, Jeep with oil that you could confuse with jelly, and a fiesta with no oil at all.....
am4nf
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12th May 10 at 23:34   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

The reason it was done twice is because my oil breather pipe was loose and I wanted the system flushed wasnt too long after it had been done tbh
DAZ1985
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12th May 10 at 23:36   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

4500 on evo
Never on the 306 td and its done 212k
harrisp
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12th May 10 at 23:37   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Most of my cars get an oil change every 5k ish and a full service every couple of oil changes, but my cars do get driven hard occasionally, especially with off roading in low box when it revs high etc but its personal preference.


Also an oil change costs less than £25 and takes about half hour to do it really isnt worth not doing.



[Edited on 12-05-2010 by harrisp]
Adam_B
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12th May 10 at 23:49   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by LETGSI16V
quote:
Originally posted by Adam_B
10k miles

Servicing a Corsa twice in 6k miles is pointless.

[Edited on 12-05-2010 by Adam_B]


No it isn't. Oil should ideally be kept fresh, if it has darkened then I would change it.

Just because something has a 12k mile service interval for oil changes doesn't mean it is the optimum point to do an oil change, FAR from it.

Ah yes the classic dark oil 'rule' Im sorry i shouldn't laugh, its people like you that keep me in a job.

If it was some highly strung performance engine fair enough, but its a Corsa, its a mass produced underpowered engine designed to be driven by people that would never want to open the bonnet.
lostboy
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12th May 10 at 23:50   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Errr mine was last done, when I got the car nearly two years ago, no wonder the lifters are tap dancing their way out.

[Edited on 12-05-2010 by lostboy]
sand-eel
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13th May 10 at 00:22   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

When it tells me, but since i'm half way there and I have 2-3 litres of fresh oil left, I might do a half service and just take a few litres out and a few fresh litres in.
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13th May 10 at 00:28   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i do mine about every 6k are 8 month....ish?

i like to keep my oil fresh and clean
Adam C
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13th May 10 at 00:38   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I do mine every December, and normally do no more than 5k miles inbetween each service.


My Arden Blue Astra GSi MK4 on BBS LM's Project Thread
Nic Barnes
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13th May 10 at 07:17   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

plugs oil and filter every couple of months normally about 1000 miles
Fro
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13th May 10 at 07:51   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Every 9k or a year.
Ian W
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13th May 10 at 07:59   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by fro-dizzle
Every 9k or a year.
John
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13th May 10 at 08:38   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Adam_B
quote:
Originally posted by LETGSI16V
quote:
Originally posted by Adam_B
10k miles

Servicing a Corsa twice in 6k miles is pointless.

[Edited on 12-05-2010 by Adam_B]


No it isn't. Oil should ideally be kept fresh, if it has darkened then I would change it.

Just because something has a 12k mile service interval for oil changes doesn't mean it is the optimum point to do an oil change, FAR from it.

Ah yes the classic dark oil 'rule' Im sorry i shouldn't laugh, its people like you that keep me in a job.

If it was some highly strung performance engine fair enough, but its a Corsa, its a mass produced underpowered engine designed to be driven by people that would never want to open the bonnet.


Oil goes dark after about 5 miles, should I start changing my oil every day?
Daimo B
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13th May 10 at 08:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Once a year or 20,000 miles as per vauxhall recommendations.
mwg
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13th May 10 at 08:49   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Every 18,000 miles. Longlife servicing FTW.
Ojc
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13th May 10 at 08:51   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

20th April every year.
John
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13th May 10 at 08:52   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by VXR
Once a year or 20,000 miles as per vauxhall recommendations.


Don't say that on AON, they think it's 'dangerous'.
Daimo B
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13th May 10 at 08:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Tell them 55,000 miles, not one bit of a niggle, starts every time and still pulls as hard as it new, suggests they could be wrong

Its what vauxhall recommends, and thats why they use long life (so called) oil.
Ojc
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13th May 10 at 08:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

The more I hear about this AON of late the more I want me and Steve to go on there and create mayhem.

That is Vauxhalls recommend service guide as you know.

Not many people do 20k a year, if you are the car will have done 100k in 5 years

I've done 3k since October in the Astra and 6k since 20th April 2009 in total and most VXR owners don't tend to use the car for spaceship mileage.

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