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Good Oil anyone?

Hi All

My 3.0 CRD is due a service and MOT next month. I normally supply the garage with my own oil. Anyone know of any bargains out there at the moment?

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Not massively sure as I don't have a diesel (see thread below 3.5 v6 oil) I do believe that moobil will do the trick. Others mention GM spec Vauxhall.

Opie oils are a good place but also eurocarparts with their discounts. Google opie

For other motors I've always liked eurocarparts own brand triple qx. Very good value and made by shell I think, served me very well in many rovers (that had a range of rover, bmw and Honda lumps in). Only reason I'm hunting for something else is that my petrol beasty demands strange American oils.

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Mercedes Benz 5W30 is available on ebay - if you've storage space for a 20L container, it's 53.99 for 20L which would do two services. Otherwise it's 35.18 for 10L.
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Vauxhall Dexos2 5w30 from your local Vauxhall garage
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If you're going to the trouble of getting your own oil, why not get the filter as well and do the job yourself? Oil changes on the CRD are the easiest on any car I have ever owned. Get a pump to remove oil via the dipstick - the MB engine is designed for that. The filter bowl is at the top of the engine, near the rad, but to do the job properly you will need the special tool (fleabay) to remove/replace/torque the cap. No crawling underneath - you could do the job in your Sunday Best! Changing the pollen filter is even easier. Also, fuel and air filter replacements are very straightforward. I have used both Dexos2 and MB oils as recommended in earlier posts; total cost of oil change = 41, including 6 filter from Eurocarparts.
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If you're going to the trouble of getting your own oil, why not get the filter as well and do the job yourself? Oil changes on the CRD are the easiest on any car I have ever owned. Get a pump to remove oil via the dipstick - the MB engine is designed for that. The filter bowl is at the top of the engine, near the rad, but to do the job properly you will need the special tool (fleabay) to remove/replace/torque the cap. No crawling underneath - you could do the job in your Sunday Best! Changing the pollen filter is even easier. Also, fuel and air filter replacements are very straightforward. I have used both Dexos2 and MB oils as recommended in earlier posts; total cost of oil change = 41, including 6 filter from Eurocarparts.
I'll second that, I did my last service myself after buying the necessary tools. The hardest part was dealing with the clips on the fuel filter, even with the right tool they're a bit fiddly as a first timer! The oil change, as devilmaycare says, can be done without spilling a drop. I went mad on a genuine MB oil filter for 11!
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I replaced the original fuel filter clips with the nut and bolt type, to make future changes easier. Needed two different sizes to correspond to the different input/output hose sizes.
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Have just come across this: https://www.gsfcarparts.com/980aa0381 which claims to be MB229.31 and 229.51 standard which with a 40% off code (pm me if you want a link) comes out at just over 30 pounds for 9 litres
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Have just come across this: https://www.gsfcarparts.com/980aa0381 which claims to be MB229.31 and 229.51 standard which with a 40% off code (pm me if you want a link) comes out at just over 30 pounds for 9 litres
Even better this weekend with their 50% off code "BRR50"
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