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 Post subject: DIY oil and filter change?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 5:33 am 
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I know all you company car drivers won't be interested in this but of the real car owners amongst us ( :lol: ) have any done an interim oil/filter change on the engine?

Are the oil sump drain and filter easy to get to?

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 Post subject: Re: DIY oil and filter change?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 5:57 am 
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I'm a real owner.
I wouldn't be doing any of this while the car's under warranty. I think everyone still is?
If you don't get the servicebook stamped your warranty is gone as far as I know.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 7:11 am 
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Not interesting to do so. A real service is for the main part done hooked up to the computer and as the ICE gets less use than on a regular car 20.000 Km is rather short for an oil change anyway. Waste of money, time and effort. The warranty is linked to the factory's computer database. All work done to the car is recorded in Japan. It is stuffed with logs that get downloaded. Welcome to 2015...

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 Post subject: Re: DIY oil and filter change?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 7:16 am 
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My car is company owned. And the company is owned .... by me .... So, I still own the car. :mrgreen:

BTW: Tipper does nog suggest DIY instead off allowing the dealer do it, but in addition to. Should not impact warranty, should it?


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 Post subject: Re: DIY oil and filter change?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 7:23 am 
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Here is the EUR 2014 Outlander Service Manual in ISO format.

You can download it from Uploaded.net, link below. 640 Mb in size.

On a PC with Windows 7 or earlier you will have to get some (free) software to mount the iso.

On Windows 8 onwards you can mount the ISO directly, the process is essentially a “one-click” step: right-mouse click on the .ISO file and select “Mount” with a left mouse click. The extracted file list will appear. You then click the “set-up” file to install the software.

I hope the link below works . . . . . let me know.

Jeff

http://ul.to/ojamzfl6

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 Post subject: Re: DIY oil and filter change?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:27 am 
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anko wrote:
My car is company owned. And the company is owned .... by me .... So, I still own the car. :mrgreen:

BTW: Tipper does nog suggest DIY instead off allowing the dealer do it, but in addition to. Should not impact warranty, should it?
Basically maybe not But the question remains why? With present-day synthetic oils and engine tolerances there is absolutely no need. Thirty years ago, maybe, but service intervals were much shorter back then, for precisely this reason.

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 Post subject: Re: DIY oil and filter change?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:36 am 
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It depends on how you use the vehicle as to when an oil and filter change is required. In "normal" use it is 12,500 miles, in "severe" use it is 6,000 miles.

Severe use is defined as one or several of the following factors:

- driving in dusty areas
- rough roads, submerged areas or hilly roads
- driving in cold zones
- engine idling for a long time or short distance driving on ICE in cold weather
- frequent sudden application of brakes
- frequent towing of a trailer
- use as a taxi or rental car
- where more than 50% of driving is in city traffic at more than 32 degrees C
- where more than 50% of driving is above 75 mph (120 kph) and the temp is above 30 degrees C

Hope this helps - came straight from the UK service manual. Can someone check non UK vehicles manual and post any differences?

Possibly worth making the list sticky Jaapv?

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 Post subject: Re: DIY oil and filter change?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:43 am 
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westdevon wrote:
I'm a real owner.
I wouldn't be doing any of this while the car's under warranty. I think everyone still is?
If you don't get the servicebook stamped your warranty is gone as far as I know.


What I intend is a change of oil and filter by me or others which would use a Mitsubishi filter and their recommended oil. May even get my dealer to do it as an extra to their servicing purely because the oil is very dirty for such a young engine!
I can't see any impact on warranty because there would be no record just my satisfaction in knowing that I am prolonging the life of the 'many times cold started' engine.
I have always changed oil between services myself on all my cars even if I used main dealer servicing. I will say that the fresh oil substituted for the blackened oil in my diesel cars didn't stay clear for very long though. :(

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 Post subject: Re: DIY oil and filter change?
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Hi Tipper

Is it really that bad - mine is not showing any problem yet, but then I have only done 6000 miles.

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 Post subject: Re: DIY oil and filter change?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 10:14 am 
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In the past 25 years of keeping cars for 3 years from new, I've never topped up the oil myself, never mind changing it :mrgreen:

Mostly fairly low mileage, but I've never seen the oil level drop between services.

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