Self-Service Checklist

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Self-Service Checklist

Post by CakeEater » Tue May 07, 2019 3:42 pm

So my trusty Cactus is soon to be out of warranty and, as i'm planning to keep indefinitely and have no concern for loss of future resale value from lack of service stamps, i will be undertaking future servicing myself.

Thus, just for mine and other like minded owners reference, i would like to clarify and record a concise and definite list of all items that should be checked, changed, and refreshed, and at what intervals.

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Re: Self-Service Checklist

Post by SierraHawk » Wed May 22, 2019 2:47 pm

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Re: Self-Service Checklist

Post by CakeEater » Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:41 am

Sorry for the belated thanks - you are very kind and helpful!

So, for my blueHdi the oil is 0-30w, right? because i'm fairly sure i can't find the oil requirements specified anywhere in the manuals!

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Re: Self-Service Checklist

Post by CakeEater » Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:44 am

also, can we itemise concisely the requirements for the 'systematic operations'?

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Re: Self-Service Checklist

Post by routemaster1 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:17 pm

As yours is an HDi, you must use the specified low SAPS oil.

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Re: Self-Service Checklist

Post by blackcountrycactus » Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:49 pm

rust can be a problem so before 4 yrs get it checked
All black 1.6hdi flair with pano-2016

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Re: Self-Service Checklist

Post by CakeEater » Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:47 pm

so...

my recent shopping for home service, as follows;

5l Shell Helix Ultra ECT C2/C3 0-30w full-synthetic £39.90 (@ amazon.co.uk) ... you can get cheaper oil to the same standard from other makes but i have gained a liking for Shell products.

all of the below from euspares.co.uk w/shipping costing £8.45 for the lot;
Bosch Activated-Charcoal Pollen/Passenger Filter £12.21
Bosch engine intake air-filter £11.10
Bosch oil filter £8.63
Bosch fuel filter £16.90

estimated time to fit/replace all above, about 45 mins.

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Re: Self-Service Checklist

Post by routemaster1 » Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:52 pm

I would suggest you think carefully about using that oil. You MUST use low SAPS oil , suitable for PSA cars in an HDi. That oil doesn't appear to be low SAPS.

EDIT. The C2 and C3 spec is a mid SAPS oil. You need one that is C! or C4. Some brands sell PSA approved oils.

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Re: Self-Service Checklist

Post by CakeEater » Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:59 pm

Really, i thought C2/C3 surpassed C1...

https://www.shell.co.uk/motorist/oils-l ... -oils.html

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Re: Self-Service Checklist

Post by SierraHawk » Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:04 pm

CakeEater wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:59 pm
Really, i thought C2/C3 surpassed C1...

https://www.shell.co.uk/motorist/oils-l ... -oils.html
I rather recommend using Quartz INEO First 0W - 30 rather than Shell Helix Ultra ECT C2/C3 0-30w. More details about this oil you can find here: https://catalogue.total.co.uk/en-gb/pro ... IRST-0W-30.

Of course, you did nothing wrong with Shell Helix. The engine manufacturer rather recommends the Turbo Diesel oils from Total brand, which contains "Low SAPS" additives. These oils are specially designed for PSA engines that meet EURO 5 and 6 emission standards.

The recommended oil change interval is about 25,000 to 30,000 kilometers (of course, depending on where and how the car is used). If the car is used in the city and in winter (temperatures below -20 degrees Celsius), of course, the replacement interval is shorter.

When changing the oil, the oil filter must also be replaced. During the oil service, I highly recommend checking the fuel filter, air filter and cab filter. And of course, if you have the option, check it with diagnostics to see if there are any wrong codes in the control unit (for informational purposes, ELM327 for OBD2 is sufficient).

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