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Old 28-02-2007, 17:07   #41
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I have been paying through the nose for oil changes as I did not have the ways and means with the 75 to do them myself, and like most of you I think 15.000 to long between oil changes.

This thread has shown me how I can go back to doing them myself, I am glad I joined this group you are all obviously unsung geniuses.

One question what tool do I need to get the filter out of a 2.0 CDTi 02 model?
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Old 28-02-2007, 20:24   #42
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Hi blackcat,
You need a 36mm hex socket, be gentle with re tightening as its only plastic, becareful not to drip oil in the alternator, cover with cloth
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Old 28-02-2007, 21:39   #43
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I bought Castrol GTD Magnatec from Sainsburys at 11.00 for 4.5 litres. I also got 10% off, so it cost me 9.90 a throw
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Old 28-02-2007, 22:44   #44
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I use the Millers fully synthetic Diesel engine oil..
Can I tell you a quick true story???
I used to own a VW Golf Diesel..I always did "secret" intermediate oil/filter changes along with the official dealer service as the car was under warranty at that time.
I took my car to the main VW dealer for its service .. When I arrived at the service reception I asked the service manager if I could have my own oil put in.. The chap said "what is it you have"?
I showed him the Millers fully synthetic and he read the spec and said "Yeah thats fine"..
I borrowed a courtesy car for a few hours and then went back to pick my car up at about 5.30pm (just before they closed). I paid and drove off. I had traveled about half a mile when I thought to myself the engine seemed rough and not as smooth as it was. I immediately turned around and went back to the dealers just as they were closing.
I collared the service manager and asked "Did you put the millers oil in I gave you"?
He said "wait a minute".. He disappeared into the workshop and came out holding up the full unused can of millers oil.
He looked very sheepish and apologized profusely.. He said that the mechanic had "Gone into auto pilot" and put the VW oil in without thinking.
He gave me a refund for the VW oil he had put in and I took my Millers home with me as they were closing.
The point I am making with this story is that the engine ran smoother on the Old Millers that was due for renewal than it did on the new VW oil.

This incident is what prompted me to go in search of an easier way to drain the engines oil.
I have used the "PELA" siphon pump on many, many cars now.
There is a down side to owning the suction device..
Your mates will be queuing up for there oil to be changed.
You have been warned !
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Old 05-04-2007, 14:22   #45
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Sorry to resurrect an old post, does anyone have the part number for the sump nut and washer for a 75 diesel?

Does it need replacing every time?
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Old 05-04-2007, 14:53   #46
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Sorry to resurrect an old post, does anyone have the part number for the sump nut and washer for a 75 diesel?

Does it need replacing every time?

Dixon, I don't have the part number but the washer should be replaced but not the sump plug. On saying that though, I don't replace the washer every time I do an oil change and as long as there's no leake then it's OK.
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Old 06-04-2007, 01:45   #47
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try this lot

http://www.cdet.co.uk/catalogue/pelapumps.asp

very similar to screwfix so I believe
cdet sell the genuine Pela (several models but the 6000 is probably the best on cost / capacity)
The screwfix looks the same but the best price for a genuine Pela is from Nauticalia (hunts through file AGAIN !)
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Old 06-04-2007, 01:56   #48
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I paid just under 30 at Nationwide Autocentres last year seemed a great deal. 1 problem though they only put 1 of the 4 screws back into the bodywork at the front of the tray.

So yes.... on the motorway on my way to the last owners meeting on the south coast the tray fell off across the whole front of the car, after we just got through a 2 hour jam on the motorway.

Not a good experience as I had to take the tray off (on the hard sholder) and put in in the back of the car (saloon) - passengers not too pleased - so I gave up and went home. Luckily no damage to the tray just new screws needed and tray re-fitted.

I now only use/trust my local ex-rover service dept for regular work. They are are a good bunch of people.
And thats the trouble with the nationwide type of oil change. Good value if you can watch and are absolutely sure they put the correct oil in that you are paying for (& if they think you are getting more oil than the advert do they sneak in a cheaper oil ? )
Also check that they tighten the undetray fixings securely, they need an 'extra twist' at the end to get them tight
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Old 06-04-2007, 06:30   #49
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The reason I haven't done my oil changes for the last 15 yrs is because my driveway is pretty steep. I was wondering if I got a Pela pump, which way would be best to park the car to drain it, facing uphill or down, this of course assuming it is possible to do when on an un-level surface.
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Old 07-04-2007, 16:17   #50
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Did mine the other day too.

Can I just say here and now that the exact capacity of the CDT/CDTi is 6.7 litres. If you are putting "exactly 6" in you are in for some very large repair bills soon as the car uses around 0.7 to 1l of oil every 10-12k miles.

Its a doddle to do and takes around 30 minutes from raising the jack to lowering again.
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Old 07-04-2007, 22:02   #51
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You guys ARE aware that the BMW diesel engine in the 75 has to be run on 5w/40 Fully synthetic oil aren't you?

Anyone quoting less than 20 for 4.5L of oil is talking about semi synthetic oils which are at best 10w/40 which aren't suitable for this engine.

A decent fully syth 5w/40 is at least 25 if not more like 30.
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Old 08-04-2007, 00:23   #52
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Can you buy these in any shops? - the trouble with having stuff delivered is, i'm never at home during the day
I see you list Poole Dorset. I am sure you can easily find a marine (chandler) shop in your area.
Nauticalia is in Middlesex, have a look where cdet are, they may well be in your neck of the woods. Or look at Screwfix.com/tradecounters. They may have a branch near you (they have just opened here in Cambridge so anything is possible !)
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Old 08-04-2007, 06:42   #53
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Sorry to resurrect an old post, does anyone have the part number for the sump nut and washer for a 75 diesel?

Does it need replacing every time?
Plug washer is ALU1403, well under a quid.

Also available from Land Rover parts counters ALU1403L if that is easier for you.

No, it doesn't need replacing each time, but it is considered good practice to do so.
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Old 08-04-2007, 10:00   #54
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I bought Castrol GTD Magnatec from Sainsburys at 11.00 for 4.5 litres. I also got 10% off, so it cost me 9.90 a throw
Was that fully synthetic - if so that sounds cheap! - I got mine from macro and paid about 20 for each 4.5 litre can
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Old 08-04-2007, 10:02   #55
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Was that fully synthetic - if so that sounds cheap! - I got mine from macro and paid about 20 for each 4.5 litre can
It was a special offer in the Sainsburys Petrol Station, as they had shedloads of the stuff. Its back to normal price now at 24.99 for 4.5 litres.
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If it's Magnatec, it'll only be part syn, iirc.....
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If it's Magnatec, it'll only be part syn, iirc.....
Don't know if anything has changed but was told a long time ago that Magnatec contains only a small proportion of synthetic though whether it is any worse than many other semi synthetics I don't know.
Changed regularly though, I doubt it greatly affects rate of engine wear.
My (simple) understanding of synthetics is, that with normal running, it is almost indestructable, and if not has a life far in excess of mineral oil. It is changed more to do with contamination than loss of lubricity.
When I ran Mercedes the mechanic told me that some business users filled with Mobil 1 at first oil change and not again till disposal of the car or, 100,000 miles.
It is probably the 'king' of synthetics which is partly reflected in the price
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Old 09-04-2007, 09:00   #58
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I got myself a PELA 6000 too. This was following the advice of Simonarius. Now i was a complete novice and duffa when it came to cars but it was a doddle. I got mine from here.

http://www.seamarknunn.com/catalog/items/item439.htm

You can get next day delivery too. For sevicing two cars it saves a good few quid. I have a sloping driveway too evohicks so i move it to the road whils doing the change. I am in a small cul-de-sac though.

As a query to what forehead says about only 5w/40 oil should be used the hand book states 10w/40 and so do most of the guys on here. I used Millers XFE which is 10w/40.
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Old 09-04-2007, 09:39   #59
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As a query to what forehead says about only 5w/40 oil should be used the hand book states 10w/40 and so do most of the guys on here. I used Millers XFE which is 10w/40.
More important is the spec rating which is that it must be A3 and B3.

For those using Magnatec have a close look as some versions are OK but some some do not meet the above rating.
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More important is the spec rating which is that it must be A3 and B3.

For those using Magnatec have a close look as some versions are OK but some some do not meet the above rating.
Excellent info - many thanks for posting

I agree with what has been said above re full synthetics
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