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Paul and Pippa

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Hello ,could anyone advise on the mileage for a Fiat Ducato 130 multijet oil and filter change please ,Kind regards, Paul
 
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Do it once every 12 months.
It probably says 2 years in the book but fresh oil will benefit the engine in the long term.
You are unlikely to ever clock up enough miles to do it on that basis.
 

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Does your cab not have a service menu on the dashboard readout? It will tell you in there. For example, looking at my readout its says not for another 11 thousand miles. Changing oil and filter frequently like in the good old days, is not needed on modern engines***

(Disclamer*** So they say!)
 

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Hello ,could anyone advise on the mileage for a Fiat Ducato 130 multijet oil and filter change please ,Kind regards, Paul
I took our van into a Fiat Professional garage yesterday ( for recall work) Ours is a 2.3 Euro 6. The garage recommended an oil service yearly and full service, including brake fluid change, every 2 years.
I wouldn’t be comfortable leaving the oil for 28000 miles!
I’ll be getting the oil service done on its first anniversary.
 
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I couldn’t stand the thought of 28000 miles on the same oil in a petrol engine never mind a diesel, though I could cope with the two years.
Ours has been serviced from new by Fiat Professional and it has fresh oil and filter annually, our choice, though the brake fluid still hasn’t been changed and next month will be it’s five year service. It only needs changing if it contaminated.

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Every 12 months regardless of mileage for me, on cars as well as the van. Do it at MoT time.

Brake fluid is checked annually (on the van) but has only needed to be replaced once.
 

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I couldn’t stand the thought of 28000 miles on the same oil in a petrol engine never mind a diesel, though I could cope with the two years.
Ours has been serviced from new by Fiat Professional and it has fresh oil and filter annually, our choice, though the brake fluid still hasn’t been changed and next month will be it’s five year service. It only needs changing if it contaminated.
How do you tell when the brake fluid is contaminated?

Brake fluid is hygroscopic, it absorbs water ( except Dot 5) after a few years, there could be a bit of water in the system. It’s unlikely this will affect the braking much, but water in the fluid could have a detrimental effect ( corrosion) on the metal components and seals.
It also depends on how hard you are on the brakes and annual mileage, but, many motorhomes can be close to their weight limits and as such put a lot of strain on the braking system.
For about €50, I will get the fluid changed every two years. We use our van all the time and have had a few trips around the Pyrenees and other mountain roads where the brakes get pretty hot.
Brakes are critical to your safety, you shouldn’t skimp on their maintenance.
 
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How do you tell when the brake fluid is contaminated?
They test it with a very expensive machine that measures its boiling point, if it’s contaminated with water it gets changed. Changing it every two years is pointless if it’s not contaminated. Modern fluids are much improved to what they used to be.
I mentioned a change at two years and they (Fiat Professional) told me the above.
I would not and do not ‘skimp on their maintenance’
 
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I took our van into a Fiat Professional garage yesterday ( for recall work) Ours is a 2.3 Euro 6. The garage recommended an oil service yearly and full service, including brake fluid change, every 2 years.
I wouldn’t be comfortable leaving the oil for 28000 miles!
I’ll be getting the oil service done on its first anniversary.
It's a ripoff it does not need a Full service unless you are doing as the Fiat schedules advise, you could spend a fortune on something that's not necessary I would 'Bounce' it off another Dealer before you let your garage touch your motorhome, a oil and filter change is not a bad idea , in my Fiat book it says if you do low mileages change the engine oil and filter annually, mines on a 17 plate .
The Main thing is to make sure before you go to the Fiat Main Dealer is that they put the correct oil ,I had an up and downer with my garage, I said it should have Sae 0 - 30 they said no, sae 5-30
Fiat Customer Services and Petronas when I phoned them said I was correct, if yours is on a 17 or 18 plate I would look at your handbook.
ps. there are letters after the Sae 0-30 but I don't have my handbook in front of me .
Tony A

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It's a ripoff it does not need a Full service unless you are doing as the Fiat schedules advise, you could spend a fortune on something that's not necessary I would 'Bounce' it off another Dealer before you let your garage touch your motorhome, a oil and filter change is not a bad idea , in my Fiat book it says if you do low mileages change the engine oil and filter annually, mines on a 17 plate .
The Main thing is to make sure before you go to the Fiat Main Dealer is that they put the correct oil ,I had an up and downer with my garage, I said it should have Sae 0 - 30 they said no, sae 5-30
Fiat Customer Services and Petronas when I phoned them said I was correct, if yours is on a 17 or 18 plate I would look at your handbook.
ps. there are letters after the Sae 0-30 but I don't have my handbook in front of me .
Tony A
I have always changed oil and filter every 12 months or sooner depending on mileage. The only vehicle we have had where I didn’t do this was a new Beetle. We let it run the 24000 miles before it’s first service ( 18 months) and it was fine. But, it was on a personal lease so if it broke, we would not have to pay.
Our van is 7 months old and currently on just over 9000 miles ( or 14600 km). I expect to have topped about 15000 miles in a year, so an oil change is a must.
The garage I went to only use Petronas oil, but then again, it is in France and not subject to the Rip off Britain guidelines!
 

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They test it with a very expensive machine that measures its boiling point, if it’s contaminated with water it gets changed. Changing it every two years is pointless if it’s not contaminated. Modern fluids are much improved to what they used to be.
I mentioned a change at two years and they (Fiat Professional) told me the above.
I would not and do not ‘skimp on their maintenance’
I’ll go by the garage recommendation and get my brake fluid changed at each 2 year interval, contaminated or not, as my yearly mileage is quite high.
 
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I took our van into a Fiat Professional garage yesterday ( for recall work) Ours is a 2.3 Euro 6. The garage recommended an oil service yearly and full service, including brake fluid change, every 2 years.
I wouldn’t be comfortable leaving the oil for 28000 miles!
I’ll be getting the oil service done on its first anniversary.
Think l will do the same,,, thank you

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If we change the oil and filter ourselves (between services) will it bring a service light on that will require resetting.
I read something that you have to take it to a Fiat dealer or a garage with suitable software to turn the light off costing approximately £40...check online forum
 

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Had our light reset in Germany for nothing at a service garage. I did give the lad 10€ for a drink . It took 5 minutes.
 
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Had my Hymer oil service done today. Always done every year regardless of miles. Why pay eye watering amounts of your hard earned £££ on a Motorhome and skimp on £30 worth of oil.
Unfortunately Fully Synthetic oil used in mine is around a £100 per oil change.
 
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Well that`s our 14th year & still loving it.
I don't believe some of the comments here, Just how much did you pay for your pride and joy?

Tens of thousands of your hard earned pounds and people scrimp on the cost of a few litres of oil and a filter, in all of my years of motoring and in the many vehicles I have owned I have always changed my oil and filter every 5000 miles.
Never had to change any injectors why because the engine oil has always been at the top of it's protection, am I going over the top with my oil changes well consider the cost for a set of injectors or the older heater plugs and pit that against the cost of the oil and filter and you will be quids in.

I couldn't care less what it says in the service manual I will keep on changing my oil and filter every 5000 miles.

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Unfortunately Fully Synthetic oil used in mine is around a £100 per oil change.

Ok you’re right. £30.00 was a bit of a throwaway line. I meant if you are spending more than my first 2 houses put together on a Motorhome, just shy of six zeros, why would anyone scrimp on the oil and filter @ £99.35 especially if like so many it spends winter just parked with very little use.
To economise I’ve cut down on biscuits.
SYNITIUM 5000 DM 5W/30 OIL x 9 Litres @ £69.75
OIL FILTER @ £26.50
SEALING GASKET @ £3.10
 
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I don't believe some of the comments here, Just how much did you pay for your pride and joy?

Tens of thousands of your hard earned pounds and people scrimp on the cost of a few litres of oil and a filter, in all of my years of motoring and in the many vehicles I have owned I have always changed my oil and filter every 5000 miles.
Never had to change any injectors why because the engine oil has always been at the top of it's protection, am I going over the top with my oil changes well consider the cost for a set of injectors or the older heater plugs and pit that against the cost of the oil and filter and you will be quids in.

I couldn't care less what it says in the service manual I will keep on changing my oil and filter every 5000 miles.
Yes oil change is a tricky one , but there again we changed engine oil at 1000 miles in the 1960's !!
 
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Unfortunately Fully Synthetic oil used in mine is around a £100 per oil change.
Just had mine done today 1year old oil used was Morris 0W/30 Euro6 oil £70.79 for 6.5 ltrs filter £14.78 all + VAT?
 
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Well that`s our 14th year & still loving it.
Yes oil change is a tricky one , but there again we changed engine oil at 1000 miles in the 1960's !!

Different machine tolerances in the engines and vastly different oil quality back in those days.
This 2yrs or 20.000 miles between service intervals is madness, oils are hydroscopic so the thought of leaving them over winter after having been in service for over 15.000 miles just doesn't make economical sense, that all all the other things that can deteriorate is in my mind complete madness but there are people out there that will never lift the bonnet from one 2 yr service til the next.

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