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How To Do An Oil And Filter Change 1.9d And Servicing


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Hi, ive just purchased a 1995 ZX Diesel with 115,000 miles on the clock.It has service history up to 90,000 miles but nothing after that.

Its running very well with no smoke or any issues at all. Please could you advise me what servicing needs carrying out and what needs replacing to maintain it effectively. Whatever needs doing I am hoping to attempt myself! I have only basic skill but imprepared to have a go at oll change and that sort of thing. Anyone got any guides or can give any advice on doing the oil change and anything else required. Cheers, Mal

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First thing - buy a Haynes manual. You can probably pick one up on ebay. Things to do are change oil and filter, put in a new air filter, change the fuel filter. If you have no record of a new cambelt having being fitted, it would be as well to have that changed. If it snaps in use the repair costs will be much more than the car's value.

 

To change the oil and filter it's best to have the front of the car raised either on jacks or ramps. You'll need a large dish to catch the old oil and then there's a sump plug to remove. That may require a 8mm hex socket or a 19mm ring spanner. The old filter will be tight and a filter wrench will help. The new filter should be only hand tight.

 

XUD engines uses air filters of different designs. Make sure you get the right replacement. Probably yours will have four screws to undo before lifting off the cover. Simply lift out the old filter, clean out the rubbish from the bottom of the box and drop in the new.

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First thing - buy a Haynes manual. You can probably pick one up on ebay. Things to do are change oil and filter, put in a new air filter, change the fuel filter. If you have no record of a new cambelt having being fitted, it would be as well to have that changed. If it snaps in use the repair costs will be much more than the car's value.

 

To change the oil and filter it's best to have the front of the car raised either on jacks or ramps. You'll need a large dish to catch the old oil and then there's a sump plug to remove. That may require a 8mm hex socket or a 19mm ring spanner. The old filter will be tight and a filter wrench will help. The new filter should be only hand tight.

 

XUD engines uses air filters of different designs. Make sure you get the right replacement. Probably yours will have four screws to undo before lifting off the cover. Simply lift out the old filter, clean out the rubbish from the bottom of the box and drop in the new.

 

Cheers mate, it has sevice history p to 90,000 miles so should the timing belt be ok for now? Also are any of these jobs difficult? Thanks

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Timing belt is not included in any service but if the belt has been done, it's usually recorded in the service book. On modern engines a belt change is recomended at 100K miles but on your XUD engine ASAIR the recomended mileage is 80K - not that I would recomend leaving them as long in either engine. My own HDI is coming up to 77K and I'll be doing that when the weather warms up. XUD's I've always done at 50K.

 

Hard to say if the jobs are difficult. Depends on your DIY skills. Changing the oil and filter is OK - messy maybe but not difficult.

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