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      11-21-2012, 08:34 AM   #1
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OBD update and oil change?

I've mentioned in another thread that I think I've got a problem with the gear changes, slight hesitation and wobble from cold start and a throbbing/unevenness when on cruise

The car is booked in for the OBD update next week and I wondered with 3,000 miles left till an oil change if I should have that done at the same time?

It's 187 for the oil change, or 59.95 for labour and 63.82 for 8 litres from Euro Car Parts

I was thinking this route so they can at least check the faults log (as it's 29.95 + VAT for a local indy to check the faults for me, which seems like a false economy really)

What are peoples thoughts?

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Your stealer will charge you about twice the Indy's price for a fault code check - daylight robbery for a 30 second plug-in IMHO...
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Yeah, they quoted over 70, but they also said they would check the fault codes on the key as part of the routine checks with the service
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Did you say 123 ish for 8 ltrs of oil from ECP? That cannot be right unless I'm missing something? I've just bought 8 ltrs of Castrol LL04 approved oil for 50 inc VAT and Delivery.. use promo code midmonth30
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My mistake! I meant 63, doh! Thanks for the promo code
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Had mine checked by a dealer - no fault codes, no issues - jog on. thanks!

I'd rather pay an indy to listen to you, check codes and possibly drive and diagnose an issue. Incidently, can a dealer or an indy tell you when a regen last took place when they hook up the diagnostics?
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Bit of a problem, I've realised that it's the third oil change, which means a much bigger bill (307 not including the oil itself) that includes, micro filter, air intake and fuel filter change

What's the consensus here? Is it a must?
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