Why engines need oil changes.

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Re: Why engines need oil changes.

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lexi wrote:.Viva's were bad for it.
Vivas were bad for everything :evil: I had one. Hateful thing. Put me off Vauxhalls for life.
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CitroJim wrote:
lexi wrote:.Viva's were bad for it.
Vivas were bad for everything :evil: I had one. Hateful thing. Put me off Vauxhalls for life.
Didn't you have a cavalier after that?
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Chris570 wrote:
CitroJim wrote:
lexi wrote:.Viva's were bad for it.
Vivas were bad for everything :evil: I had one. Hateful thing. Put me off Vauxhalls for life.
Didn't you have a cavalier after that?
I did and it nearly redeemed things but the Viva experience was just too painful...
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I've seen a Focus with the 1.8 TDCi Lynx engine where the bloke didn't service it for 4 years. The oil had turned to jelly in it when we tried to drain the oil from the sump. We had to put a heat gun under the sump to melt the oil for 2 hours before anything would even come out. We eventually got about a litre out of the engine but it was toast already. :mrgreen:
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If you leave that unattended for too long someone might try spreading that on a slice of toast.