HDi oil change - Welly style!

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HDi oil change - Welly style!

Postby Welly » Wed Oct 03, 2007 4:43 pm

The last time I did an oil change I swore NEVER AGAIN!! it's just not good on your driveway/jacks especially with an undertray fitted.

This time then I set about a new and interesting way of dealing with this particular shitty job.

This morning I went to my mechanic, who sloshed in a bottle of Forte Flush into the hot engine and we let it idle for 15 mins or so then he made me a cuppa and we chatted about cars for a while...
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He whipped the old filter off in no time with his strap/socket doodad and rammed loads of rags down there to protect the compressor and to stop the mess.

Now to get the beast up on those ramps and drain the sump. We agreed to leave my 'Heath Robinson' fixed undertray alone and simply let the oil piss out over the back of the tray for later cleaning up.

*Ooh, better stand back a bit in case any oil splashes on my clothes, that would be awfull...

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All finished, and with 4.5ltrs of new 10W/40 semi-syn and a purflux filter we chatted some more - over a nice cuppa
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There, job done, and I did naff all :mrgreen: Oh and we reset the ECU light too (which was the throttle pot again!).

The cost? £40.00 8)

Now that's what I call an oil change.

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Postby TooT » Wed Oct 03, 2007 6:15 pm

Lazy git :x

But then why not, i would pay the 40 notes to stand and drink tea too while someone gets the greif 8)

But why is it so hard mine was a piece of piss to do?
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Postby mbell666 » Wed Oct 03, 2007 7:19 pm

Did mine at the weekend, took me 2 1/2 hours! I did spend at least 1 1/2 hours inside eating my lunch and watching GP qualifying.

Haven't got my undertray on at the minute cos i've still got sump gasket leak :(, which saved a lot of messing. The oil filter is easy to get off (got a nice claw tool for it) and i just slip in a ice cream tub to catch the oil from the filter.

Parts cost me about £20 and was able to give it plenty of time to let the old oil drain out. Bet you mechanic didn't leave it draining for 2 hours (and run clean oil through it)!
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Re: HDi oil change - Welly style!

Postby jameslxdt » Wed Oct 03, 2007 9:14 pm

Welton wrote:Oh and we reset the ECU light too (which was the throttle pot again!).


was the fault code something like coeherance on track one and track two?
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Re: HDi oil change - Welly style!

Postby Welly » Thu Oct 04, 2007 8:08 am

jameslxdt wrote:
Welton wrote:Oh and we reset the ECU light too (which was the throttle pot again!).


was the fault code something like coeherance on track one and track two?


P0221 Throttle Position 2 Sensor Circuit
P1404 Additional-/Pre-Heating Circuit Seen this before and we concluded it was nothing really relevant?
P1403 Additional Heating Circuit Seen this before too!

Any ideas on these James?
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Postby Captain Jack » Thu Oct 04, 2007 3:03 pm

Welly, you should put your little stories about oil changes and lawnmowers on Facebook :P
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Postby mjb » Thu Oct 04, 2007 3:36 pm

£40?

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Their coffee machine also outputs liquid that looks a bit more like tea/coffee than that eggy-milk looking stuff that you appear to be drinking welly :P
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Postby Welly » Thu Oct 04, 2007 4:43 pm

But £40.00 included Forte flush, oil and 'purflux' filter and the diagnostic check and de-code :P

I also got to inspect all under the car and discuss the engine mount change and we noticed the front discs and pads were low (on the inside of the wheel).

Also, because we were waiting around for the parts guy to deliver the filter my sump was left to drain for ages and ages 8)

And, m, didn't national tyres over-fill your oil once? I would prefer a spare 1ltr top up if they are that generous rather than an extra litre in the sump :P

But you are right about the Tea :cry:
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Postby STALLED » Fri Oct 05, 2007 8:32 am

Nice mug - did ya nick it? :cheesy:
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Postby steve_earwig » Fri Oct 05, 2007 6:25 pm

Oil change? Pah! You know it's gonna get messy so wear gloves and have a stack of newspaper and rags ready, investing in some sort of drip tray wouldn't go amiss either. Use a strap or chain wrench on the filter too, you're not very likely to get it undone with your hands (and never, never, never hammer a screwdriver through it! :insane: )

You want a bastard of a job? I changed the brake fluid on the D9. Even using an Easy Bleed it was a pig, the bleed nipples all leaked and I kept getting covered in the stuff - YOYOYOY are these cars still using DOT4????? Fortunatly I have a sink in my garage so was able to wash my hands about 35 times and the moment I'd finished the car was outside being washed.

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Re: HDi oil change - Welly style!

Postby jameslxdt » Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:59 pm

Welton wrote:
jameslxdt wrote:
Welton wrote:Oh and we reset the ECU light too (which was the throttle pot again!).


was the fault code something like coeherance on track one and track two?


P0221 Throttle Position 2 Sensor Circuit
P1404 Additional-/Pre-Heating Circuit Seen this before and we concluded it was nothing really relevant?
P1403 Additional Heating Circuit Seen this before too!

Any ideas on these James?


as its a P code its hard to say, but as its mentioning circuit 2 im pretty sure the fault lies with your ecu harness plug, have you ever replaced the throttle pot?
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Re: HDi oil change - Welly style!

Postby Welly » Sun Oct 07, 2007 10:48 am

jameslxdt wrote:as its a P code its hard to say, but as its mentioning circuit 2 im pretty sure the fault lies with your ecu harness plug, have you ever replaced the throttle pot?


The throttle pot was changed by a Peugeot Dealer 2 years ago.
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Postby jameslxdt » Sun Oct 07, 2007 2:43 pm

well they are very common on the 110 HDi, so i wouldnt rule it out completley, but as your getting a fault on circuit 2, rather than analog faulty signal or a PWM faulty signal fault code then im sure the fault is as i said above with the harness plug, i would pull the plug off and have a good look at the pins with a magnifying glass
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