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Re: Expensive oil change or not?
« Reply #30 on: 15 May 2018, 11:38:39 »

Surprised it lasted 5 years, mine does a regen every 2-300 miles, depending on type of driving.
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Re: Expensive oil change or not?
« Reply #31 on: 15 May 2018, 12:05:20 »

GM Dexos 2 oil specs:

PERFORMANCE LEVELS
API SN
ACEA C3
BMW Longlife-04
MB 229.51
VW 502.00 / 505.01
GM Dexos2


PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Viscosity @ 100C, cSt. 11.8
Viscosity @ 40C, cSt 67.7
Viscosity Index 171
Density @ 15.6C 0.850
Flash Point (Closed) C 205
TBN, mg/KOH/g 7.1
Pour Point, C -33

Its is a low SAPS diesel oil

I thought I hadn't misread it :y
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Re: Expensive oil change or not?
« Reply #32 on: 15 May 2018, 16:30:10 »

The sales guy who sold that customer a diesel wants shooting.

.. as does the guy who configured the engine management system. Why it couldn't just light the EML and store a code telling the garage to do a manual DPF regen once it has tried a couple of times, I don't know.

I only hope there are some modern cars that are actually fit for purpose available by the time my Omega dies.
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Re: Expensive oil change or not?
« Reply #33 on: 15 May 2018, 19:15:23 »

Allegedly the Ford/PSA engine in Kitty does light up a DPF warning in yellow if you really need to take it on a jaunt for the DPF, and red if you REALLY, REALLY need to do so.


Never seen it come on, but then it does get some half decent runs.
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Re: Expensive oil change or not?
« Reply #34 on: 15 May 2018, 19:52:23 »

The astra stays 'DPF blocked keep driving'...a fellow owner tells me. I can easily tell when it's doing a regen, it raises the revs to just under 1000 from 850 at rest. Use the gears manually, keep the revs around 2000 and it's done in about 5 mins. Fickin annoying when you pull up at the end of a journey and notice the revs, though. A couple of times I've just switched the ignition off, it then protests by putting the fans on.
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Re: Expensive oil change or not?
« Reply #35 on: 15 May 2018, 21:17:25 »

Allegedly the Ford/PSA engine in Kitty does light up a DPF warning in yellow if you really need to take it on a jaunt for the DPF, and red if you REALLY, REALLY need to do so.


Never seen it come on, but then it does get some half decent runs.

And I gather you, the loud pedal and the tufted Wilton are all very well acquainted. So it probably gets a decent blow through  :y

Stemo, get yer foot down  ;D
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Re: Expensive oil change or not?
« Reply #36 on: 15 May 2018, 21:47:09 »

The astra stays 'DPF blocked keep driving'...a fellow owner tells me. I can easily tell when it's doing a regen, it raises the revs to just under 1000 from 850 at rest. Use the gears manually, keep the revs around 2000 and it's done in about 5 mins. Fickin annoying when you pull up at the end of a journey and notice the revs, though. A couple of times I've just switched the ignition off, it then protests by putting the fans on.

For the first time in my ownership I noticed the Zaf doing a re-gen at the weekend, returning from doing a 40 minute run. As you say revs up to around 1,000 or so. Noticed at the traffic lights, thought I would need to do a longer run, but by the time I got home it was back to idling to 800rpm.
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Re: Expensive oil change or not?
« Reply #37 on: 15 May 2018, 22:09:28 »

Allegedly the Ford/PSA engine in Kitty does light up a DPF warning in yellow if you really need to take it on a jaunt for the DPF, and red if you REALLY, REALLY need to do so.


Never seen it come on, but then it does get some half decent runs.

And I gather you, the loud pedal and the tufted Wilton are all very well acquainted. So it probably gets a decent blow through  :y

Stemo, get yer foot down  ;D
I have a dog in a cage in the back, I doubt wifey would be pleased if I made chips out of it.
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Re: Expensive oil change or not?
« Reply #38 on: 15 May 2018, 23:15:47 »

Not sure the dog would be overly chuffed at the prospect either...  ::)
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Re: Expensive oil change or not?
« Reply #39 on: 16 May 2018, 16:00:52 »

That's the oil/filter and air filter changed. :y
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Re: Expensive oil change or not?
« Reply #40 on: 16 May 2018, 18:02:39 »

Not sure the dog would be overly chuffed at the prospect either...  ::)
Ask Jura (H21's willing accomplice), calmly sitting in the cage in the boot whilst H21 was "playing" on a spare runway at a York meet  :-X
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