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    Oil change for Astra Coupe Turbo

    I'm approaching 5k on my Coupe Turbo now. The manual says to service at 10k or 1 year which ever comes first (they'll probably happen the same time in my case). I ready postings about it being a good thing to change the oil regularly and decided that a 5k oil change is a good mark as it can be re-done at the 10k as part of the service. So I call up Wgrose to find out how much it costs.

    First of all I'm told it doesn't need it and can be left as is until the service. Then they tell me that the manual is actually wrong and it should be done at every 20k or 1 year which ever comes first. I asked them for a quote for an oil change anyway and specified fully synthetic oil and they quoted me £85 all inc :shock: . Is it me or does this seem a complete rip??

    It's probably something that can be done as DIY for very little effort but i was prepared to pay a little premium to off load the hassle to Wgrose garage but i was thinking along the lines of £40 tops. How much does it cost to buy the bits for an oil change? Decent oil filter, and decent synthetic oil. Maybe some oil flush as well (is this really needed?).

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    Go to your local dealer, they sell synthetic 4 x 5 litres for £40 and filters are £3.95 each.

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    Woudl I be better off getting fully synth. oil? I heard this is better quality and good for the car esp. for the turbo
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    Edited, dont know why I put "semi", maybe cause the mk3 uses it :roll:
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    You definatly need fully synth in a turbo. Oil changes between 4-5k is best .

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    yeah 85 is steep but thats vaux, yeah do it yourself. as youve been told 20k or 1 year is the recommended interval but every 5-10k will certainly prolong your engine life in terms of internals.

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    Gonna be doing mine myself every 4-5000 with the best of course
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    re: Oil change for Astra Coupe Turbo

    did mine last week. 5/40 fully synth £39 filter £3.18 sump plug seal ring 12p

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    Re: re: Oil change for Astra Coupe Turbo

    Quote Originally Posted by davey
    did mine last week. 5/40 fully synth £39 filter £3.18 sump plug seal ring 12p
    Does the seal plug need to be changed at every oil change? Also, what is the actual figure for servicing, is it every 1 year/20k or every 1 year/10k? Thanks

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    Fairly certain it's every year or 20k whichever comes first
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