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Shaneygreen   
Sun Aug 21 2011, 10:17am
Member No: #15135
Joined: Aug 20 2010
Location: Cleator Moor (Cumbria)
With the help of 2 mates who are trained mechanics im going to be servicing my car..

ive just ordered 5 litres of Total Quartz 5-40w oil from ebay at £25 delivered.

I got told the c4 hasnt got a changable fuel filter? is this true? i cant imagine why as its been a regular service part on loads of cars.

also spark plugs im purchasing off of Euro Car Parts but not sure whether the quality of Denso will be the same as NGK plugs??

Any other tips and preferences would be appreciated.

thanks guys.
Dave_Retired.   
Sun Aug 21 2011, 12:18pm

Member No: #1
Joined: Aug 07 2006
Location: Northumberland
Petrol cars have a lifetime filter in the fuel tank so there is nothing to change.
Shaneygreen   
Sun Aug 21 2011, 12:59pm
Member No: #15135
Joined: Aug 20 2010
Location: Cleator Moor (Cumbria)
Oh thats ok then..

Will be getting Genuine Oil filter from citroen as ive heard some nasty stories about pattern parts going wrong.

Stuey   
Mon Aug 22 2011, 04:46am
Member No: #84
Joined: Jan 24 2007
Location: Ilkeston, Derbyshire
just be gentle with the coil pack, its delicate!
Shaneygreen   
Mon Aug 22 2011, 05:19pm
Member No: #15135
Joined: Aug 20 2010
Location: Cleator Moor (Cumbria)
Thanks for the heads up mate.

had issues yoruself with that? id be more gentle myself than a mechanic would anyways
dodge   
Wed Aug 24 2011, 07:17am
Member No: #21422
Joined: Aug 17 2011
Location: ulverston cumbria
Be prepared to have another elbow fitted when you try and get to the air filter!.
wozza   
Wed Aug 24 2011, 07:40am

Member No: #2
Joined: Aug 12 2006
Location: Manchester
dodge wrote ...

Be prepared to have another elbow fitted when you try and get to the air filter!.


Petrol's are very easy to change. Take him a couple minutes at most.
Shaneygreen   
Fri Aug 26 2011, 11:22am
Member No: #15135
Joined: Aug 20 2010
Location: Cleator Moor (Cumbria)
Yeah it was a very quick job wozza, same for the pollen filter.

changed them both ealier before i picked my mam up from morrisons, had a few minutes spare ha.

and the results were shocking! the pollen filter was absolutely BLACK!! the air filter was dirty but not too bad, got a fresh new filter in now though.

also was pleased to see genuine parts were fitted in the last service the car had done. got oil filter and plugs to do next, getting to the coilpack looks a tricky little job though.
Dan12   
Mon Feb 06 2012, 09:49am
I managed to do the spark plugs and pollen filter myself pretty easily and ive never done anything like it before
 

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