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PostSubject: OIL SERVICE DONE   Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:06 pm

Well

a trip to kwik fit this morning for my free oil service is now going to cost me a fair old bit.

Whilst up on the ramp i was dealt some bad news.........

Flexi on the exhaust has gone its just about hanging on and the inside has gone too.
Oil leak somewhere but they cant figur out from where

so what to do...... Decat and stainless steel straight through or by a new part where the flexi has gone


advice please

apart fom that all ok and running on upgraded 5w30 epoil
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PostSubject: Re: OIL SERVICE DONE   Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:34 pm

Depends if you just want it fixed cheap or want some more power better noise but more cost?
Check the rocker cover and the oil return on the turbo as these are both common to leak.
Oil wise i and quite a few others use 10w 40 semi from vauxhall.

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PostSubject: Re: OIL SERVICE DONE   Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:48 pm

Will see how it runs on this 5w30 epoil worst case is I just drain it and go back to 10w40 semi

Will have a look at the roker cover nd oil return

just up/down graded on the air in take was told that the K&N cone reduces power so back to the standard box for the time being see if it makes any difference

pic below from one to th other

from K&N


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PostSubject: Re: OIL SERVICE DONE   Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:33 am

Well just been out for a test drive after putting the standard airbox
back in and what a difference it makes not having the K&N

The pick up is quicker and the power cant believe the difference
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PostSubject: Re: OIL SERVICE DONE   Thu Jul 22, 2010 3:37 am

i use 5-30w oil only as its fully sinthetic and apparently better for the trubo.. as the fully synthetic doesnt coagulate in the turbo when the engine is turned off, whereas the semi (10-40w ) can..
when you say flexi has gone what do you mean.....is it blowing?? as its common for the trumpet ends either side of the flexi to come away from the pipes ..and this isnt a problem..(sons astra gsi just past MOT like this)


Re oil leak , just give everywhere a good wipe over and place news paper under car engine and run till temp up to normal ...88/90deg and look to where the drips are coming from , then have a closer inspection..to find exactly ...then let us know on here and amybe we can advise further..

Also good to hear about your orig airbox being better than k&n..unit

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PostSubject: Re: OIL SERVICE DONE   Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:27 am

supersterl wrote:

when you say flexi has gone what do you mean.....is it blowing?? as its common for the trumpet ends either side of the flexi to come away from the pipes ..and this isnt a problem..(sons astra gsi just past MOT like this)


Re oil leak , just give everywhere a good wipe over and place news paper under car engine and run till temp up to normal ...88/90deg and look to where the drips are coming from , then have a closer inspection..to find exactly ...then let us know on here and amybe we can advise further..

Also good to hear about your orig airbox being better than k&n..unit

Cheers for the advice on the oil leak something to do over the course of the weekend i think. yeah the end closest to the back of the car on the flexi has come away and also on the inside of it, its flexing badly. went under the car in kwik fit and had look myself. so thats why i am thinking stainless through nd through

Surprising you pay god money for a quality part and it drops the performance off on the car?!?!?!?!?!
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