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Author Topic: Lubrication: Time interval for oil changes  (Read 165 times)

Offline SirDavidAlhambra

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Lubrication: Time interval for oil changes
« on: October 25, 2021, 10:27:41 am »
GREETINGS!
Now then. A friend of mine hasn't used his Alhamb much in the last two years. He's only done about 3,000 miles but hasn't changed his oil for 2 years now.

He is wondering, should he change it because of the amount of time that has passed?

Or is mileage sufficient? When he does use his car, it gets nice and hot.

Hmm.

Thank you.
I drive a Seat Alhambra 1.9Tdi which has 115bhp and an automatic gearbox.

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Re: Lubrication: Time interval for oil changes
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2021, 09:02:53 pm »
It won't do any harm to change it, if your unsure have a look how it looks and smells on the dipstick. I think 2 years is the recommended time if it doesn't hit whatever the mileage interval is (You don't mention what engine it is, but I know the petrol service interval seems to be every 9000 miles, suspect the diesel is somewhere around the same).

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Re: Lubrication: Time interval for oil changes
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2021, 09:35:28 pm »
Thank you very much Brian, I will advise him to change it
I drive a Seat Alhambra 1.9Tdi which has 115bhp and an automatic gearbox.

I am happy to help you with all your questions. I am not a qualified mechanic but seem to be better at fixing my car than even the most experienced garages.

I have lots of friends here and very much enjoy talking with you all.

Always remember, a motor car is a serious tool and should be treated with respect. Put your safety first, always.

 

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