4.8 10 or 15k km oil changes. What say you?

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Re: 4.8 10 or 15k km oil changes. What say you?

Post by Peter Connan » 08 Mar 2018 14:57

Get a Sumpy Graham.

And a few bricks to put it on.
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Re: 4.8 10 or 15k km oil changes. What say you?

Post by Rhett » 08 Mar 2018 15:32

:lol: Sounds like me. Oil everywhere each time.

My fuel filter gave me about 40 minutes of grief last month. The fuel lines were so stuck on the filter that I almost had to call my wife to do it. But that thought gave me the motivation I needed and I managed. When I poured the fuel out the old filter, it was BROWN! Really happy I did it and I think it was last done by G-Tech many years ago.

Also I used the Shell Helix mineral oil, not a synth or semi-synth this time, and it runs a lot smoother. just my 2c worth of info.
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Re: 4.8 10 or 15k km oil changes. What say you?

Post by graham1 » 08 Mar 2018 15:44

Peter Connan wrote:
08 Mar 2018 14:57
Get a Sumpy Graham.

And a few bricks to put it on.
Yip, I’ve got one. Very handy thing.
Thanks for the tip on the bricks

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Re: 4.8 10 or 15k km oil changes. What say you?

Post by SJC » 08 Mar 2018 21:34

Rhett wrote:
08 Mar 2018 15:32


Also I used the Shell Helix mineral oil, not a synth or semi-synth this time, and it runs a lot smoother. just my 2c worth of info.
HX3?
Thats what I got in my 4.5 currently...

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Re: 4.8 10 or 15k km oil changes. What say you?

Post by Rhett » 09 Mar 2018 07:47

SJC wrote:
08 Mar 2018 21:34

HX3?
Thats what I got in my 4.5 currently...
Jip, that's the one. Will use it from now on. Are you happy with it ?

***edit.... Sorry Fanus, it's the HX5 I used.
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Re: 4.8 10 or 15k km oil changes. What say you?

Post by SJC » 09 Mar 2018 07:54

So far. The 4.5 used a little bit of oil from time to time when I had hx7 in, seems to be better now.

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Re: 4.8 10 or 15k km oil changes. What say you?

Post by graham1 » 10 Mar 2018 10:42

Oil change done.
Took about 2 hours, but that involved a slight misshap where i was a little over zealous with the pouring and added about 500ml too much.
I didn’t know such stress existed until lying under the car, slippery sump plug in one hand and a small container in the other, knowing one slip of that sump plug and I’ll have 7l of new oil everywhere!
Once the plug was back in I actually had to take a moment flat on my back under the car to calm down. :lol: :lol:

I also used the shell hx5. Hopefully it helps a bit with the oil use. I think I used close to a litre in this last 10 000kms

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Re: 4.8 10 or 15k km oil changes. What say you?

Post by Rhett » 12 Mar 2018 09:07

:lol: :lol: Good to hear you came right. Did you get to the petrol filter? And perhaps air filter?
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Re: 4.8 10 or 15k km oil changes. What say you?

Post by graham1 » 12 Mar 2018 15:06

Rhett wrote:
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:lol: :lol: Good to hear you came right. Did you get to the petrol filter? And perhaps air filter?
I didn’t unfortunately.
I did pull the airfilter out just to check. It was very clean - even when I hit it against the tyre minimal dust came off, until I hit the metal part of it on the rim by mistake and bent the little lip on the cirmuference of the filter housing. After that I decided it was enough diy/ buggering up for one day. :lol:

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