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    "what a difference a...... oil change makes"

    a few of you may know that in a moment of madness i topped my semi synthetic oil up with fully synthetic ops:

    anyway drained her down and put nearly 4L of castrol in her and took her out for a little drive today and the improvment in smoothness is very noticeable!!

    never realised oil could have such a possitive effect!!

    she accelatates quite nicely now!!

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    re: "what a difference a...... oil change makes"

    my mate did an oil change for me this morning. he worked for mercedes for 10 years
    i asked him about you topping up with a different grade and he said it shouldn't be a problem as they often changed grades :? and there would always be residue? from the old oil.
    it does feel fresher though with a change of oil.

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    i was supposed to get an oil change see my thread below...
    http://www.m1gst.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=18307


    My oil is quite dark/black on the dipstick so i rekon it needs a good change...

    what real differences did u feel after it ??

    thanks

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    the engine just seemed to run smoother!!

    i mean its not a huge difference but diffinatly seemed to be a bit smoother when accelating!! the enigine just seems to more lubricated and less restriced if that makes any sense

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    what tool did you use to change the oil (get the sump plug out) ?

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    a ten inch adjustable spanner!!

    perhaps not the best tool to use but that was all i had!!

    you really want a socket wrench!!

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    i thought it was a torx bit?? i just had a quick look... thanks though

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    my wasn't but i dont no about others!! my astra is a 99s so may if yours is newer and as it is a 1.8 (going by the sig) it may be a torx bit

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    The 1.6 8v uses a bog standard plug - I used a 18mm or 19mm socket (don't remember which, I'm swinging towards 18mm).

    Filter removal was using a big ignorant Stanley screwdriver and a hammer. Yes, it was tight.
    2007 Metro Blue 5 door Mk5 Elite 1.7CDTI
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    Hi

    My oil change is booked in... did you find the car any quieter wise when driving?

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