While most people, I guess, were looking at lazing in for another day on boxing day, I was looking forward to some fresh air.
I get the ramps out and wheel the car up them.
The bonnet is opened
and I look inside. Now this car has been fully dealership looked after, and putting my hands on the car is the first time it has been touched by an unprofessional. While I did my gearbox oil a few weeks back my dad suggested I did his too, so here we go.
We go under the car to remove the engine cover.
I tool up,
and using a T25 we get to work
undo the side screws that mount the panel in place.
the 2n is here.
the third is here.
the forth is here.
Onto the other side and the fifth.
and the sixth.
And the seventh
and the eight. And hence they are all here.
Next we tool up with a T40.
Undo the side rear screw.
And the other side screw.
And finally the third middle one. The panel will now slide rearwards and come off.
Next we tool up with a 10mm hex socket.
First we mount the socket in the plug and
undo the filler plug slightly.
And then we undo the drain plug slightly.
We get the 2 off 1 litre jugs ready.
and then we undo the plug and move it out of the way.
And let the jugs fill.
Let it fully drain until it stops. You should get two full litres out of it.
Then put the plug in.
Well it is certainly black.
Pour it into a container that can be disposed of properly later.
Once that is done.
Get the fresh stuff ready.
This is what is needed for this car.
With the filler plug removed…
Put the tube into the hole and invert the bottle. Then when that bottle is empty, do the same with the second bottle. We removed 2 litres, so we want to put two litres back in.
Once filled, put the filler plug back in,
And tighten it.
And then you can put the undertray back on, unless first you want to do something else. In the case of this car, the engine was surprisingly covered in oil. And so was the bottom felt cover and the tray is also covered in the stuff. On examination it looks like the oil filter top has not been sealed correctly. And so I wipe the oil off the engine, and note to replace the oil filter the dealer did.
And on with the cover ensuring ALL the fittings are screwed in.
I take a look at the top of the engine after removing the cover. This is the same engine as mine, but isn’t. Mine is a CBBC and this is a CBFG
Obvious differences are the plastic intake manifold.
Which makes getting at the oil filter so much harder, with the different pipe routing.
And on to the inside of the car,
Where I update the firmwear of the satnav and the maps.
And with that I pack up.
I head round the Greenies where I’m greeted with a little bit of Love and tender care, well at least by one of them.
We eat, we drink, and we play Who?
I’d like to say I won, I’d like to think it.
But you know what.
I went home sucking I didn’t .