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shazy b
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oil changing

Postby shazy b » Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:05 pm

hubby has a quick shuffty under the engine (megane 07 1.9cdi saloon), and oh no! its got a sump cover
questions are....
is this cover easy to remove?
is the sump plug just an ordinary size... just pop a socket on... and what size?( not a hex or anything!!)
sorry these questions are generated by my beloved...not me
he wants to change oil himself (does trust kwik fit, since the mondeo insident off 2005!)
dont ask, :? but the man at kwik fit rang the dibbles!!!!! :cry
thanks as allways :-)

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Re: oil changing

Postby davelowe » Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:34 pm

shazy b wrote:hubby has a quick shuffty under the engine (megane 07 1.9cdi saloon), and oh no! its got a sump cover
questions are....
is this cover easy to remove?
is the sump plug just an ordinary size... just pop a socket on... and what size?( not a hex or anything!!)
sorry these questions are generated by my beloved...not me
he wants to change oil himself (does trust kwik fit, since the mondeo insident off 2005!)
dont ask, :? but the man at kwik fit rang the dibbles!!!!! :cry
thanks as allways :-)


There are 3 M10 bolts at the front of the cover (under the bumper), 2 M10s further back, and 2 more at the back. Easy on, easy off. 8)

The sump bolt is a 8mm SQUARE female: you will need a male socket to remove it. Get a new washer from Renault before refitting.
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shazy b
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Re: oil changing kwik fit

Postby shazy b » Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:13 am

dont fret eddie, he wont do it any way, to wet, to fiddley, not got right tools....blah..blah. gonna sort it at kwik fit. £39.99 semi synthetic oil and filters. has anyone been before? had a good exprience?
oh yeah!! a i took the car back to the car place, he is sending a electrician to sort out the reversing sensors, gotta ring him monday.... had the car month today... still love it :roll:

davelowe
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Re: oil changing kwik fit

Postby davelowe » Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:44 pm

shazy b wrote: semi synthetic oil


Use only a fully synthetic A4/B4 oil. Mobil 1 0w40 or 5w40 is best.
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GOLFER30
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Re: oil changing

Postby GOLFER30 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:43 am

personally i would not trust any of the major chains, they are all rip offs. why trust a tyre fitter to service your car anyway?

your best bet is to find a proper independent garage. i would use a fully synthetis oil as well.

grosseberger
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Re: oil changing

Postby grosseberger » Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:26 am

the sump cover is not easy to remove if the M10 bolts have welded themselves to the aluminium sockets. i managed to remove the front three and the one behind the passenger side front wheel, i got a large hole cutting saw and drilled a hole out underneath the sump plug. what would it have took for Renault to put in a removable disc like in the wheel arch
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