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Nowt to do? Change your oil

Jan 27, 2018
277
277
Northampton
Funster No
52,151
MH
Rapido & Bongone
I bought this lot before the lock down so pherhaps not possible now.
You need oil filter, oil and a means of removing filter and refilling with oil
There are videos and instructions online this is my view on my 2017 euro6 ducato.
It should be easy. I changed oil and filters for over 40 years. I even made them summer 74 coopers filters llanfoist ( near Abergavenny) typicaly they are replacement cartridges as in A4 a d my fabia, the up and ducato have replacement spin on cans.
The most difficult was the up straight from the factory, broke 3 tools and had to resort to big screwdriver trough body and 2 people, 1 pulling one pushing a right pain. The easiest, today with the ducato.
Note bought removal tool15 flats for mahle filter supplied as oem but took off a mopar filter.
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Used tool top of picky
12mm hex socket for oil plug


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Watering can to refill with oil
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the1andonly
Jan 27, 2018
277
277
Northampton
Funster No
52,151
MH
Rapido & Bongone
Wouldn`t an oil can be better ?
it is an oil can now even though it hasn't castrol on the side, its the right colour at least
the blue one is for windscreen stuff and the white is water for: I dont bloomin know what its for.

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Apr 29, 2016
39
82
Aquitaine, France
Funster No
42,794
MH
Kentucky Estro 9
Exp
23 years
Don't get bored, get busy! I have just fitted new disc pads on the Sprinter and repaired the broken (chewed by mice) wire to the outside temp gauge, todays project is to glue some hooks to a mini solar charger & hang it on the mirror arm to keep the starter battery topped up. The 16 yr old van has a lot of stone chips on the bonnet, found some rattle can white paint in the shed along with some masking tape, wish me luck. :)

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Apr 12, 2013
460
722
Shrewsbury
Funster No
25,496
MH
Adria Matrix 670 sl
Exp
10
just out of interest , having recently changed my oil on a 2017 Euro 6 , what specification oil did you use ?
 
Oct 20, 2015
1,206
1,370
Europe
Funster No
39,680
MH
PVC
Doesn't this work?
It doesn't reset the oil degradation counter on Euro 5+ and 6 vans, which will put the vehicle into limp mode if it triggers. It should be reset to baseline at every oil change.

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Feb 19, 2020
67
73
North Ayrshire
Funster No
68,864
MH
Adria Matrix 670SC
Exp
Newbie
It doesn't reset the oil degradation counter on Euro 5+ and 6 vans, which will put the vehicle into limp mode if it triggers. It should be reset to baseline at every oil change.
So is there something in the engine that analyses the oil?
 
Oct 20, 2015
1,206
1,370
Europe
Funster No
39,680
MH
PVC
So is there something in the engine that analyses the oil?
No, a software program calculates the likely condition of the oil according to various driving conditions measured from sensors, including the number and type of DPF regenerations which in certain circumstances can lead to the oil being diluted with fuel. It doesn't know the actual state of the oil, but makes an estimation based on factors monitored.

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the1andonly
Jan 27, 2018
277
277
Northampton
Funster No
52,151
MH
Rapido & Bongone
Fuchs TITAN GT1 Pro 2312 0w-30 Premium Performance Fuel Economy Engine Oil
just out of interest , having recently changed my oil on a 2017 Euro 6 , what specification oil did you use ?

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Apr 12, 2013
460
722
Shrewsbury
Funster No
25,496
MH
Adria Matrix 670 sl
Exp
10
thanks yes thats what specification that i used.
Purchased
Motul 8100 Eco-Clean
 
OP
the1andonly
Jan 27, 2018
277
277
Northampton
Funster No
52,151
MH
Rapido & Bongone
Along with the oil change i changed the air filter just 3 screws no great aggravation.
The cabin pollen filter is a different matter altogether, from inside 9 torqs25 screws and 2x 5.5mm head hex screws, mearised amount of aggro removing it. Putting it back no problem, screw it all back together, find someone else and get bruise cream. This is the pain in the xxxx cubed. It took several hours and in the end extra hands. Initially it didnt close to a nice fit , take off and refit in the end fitted closed, opened better than it ever has since new. Wont be changing it again in a hurry . Is there an alternative way to access the filter eg from engine bay, there is a you tube video showing an alternative this was for a x290 (yank?)

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