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Old 02-12-2012, 01:49 AM
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ENFORCER'S Oil Change Guide for a 2011 VM Motori CRD

I changed the oil in My 2011 Australian Spec CRD today and did a full write up with pictures for everyone to enjoy. Please do not try this at home if you are not familiar with this type of work.
I am open to questions or comments on how it can be improved.
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Re: ENFORCER'S Oil Change Guide for a 2011 VM Motori CRD

Excellent. and I added a Thankyou to your profile. I take it you supply the oil free to everyone who Thanks You?
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Re: ENFORCER'S Oil Change Guide for a 2011 VM Motori CRD

Thanks Enforcer great guide. Btw when do you intend changing the oil in relation to the scheduled services?

Upon reading the guide it seems you intend doing the oil changes. If so how did you get the dealer to agree?
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Re: ENFORCER'S Oil Change Guide for a 2011 VM Motori CRD

I have never had a problem with telling my dealer that I do the oil changes, it has saved me a fortune. I will do the oil every 5,000km.
Dealers have now way they can make you get oil changes with them, as long as the filter and oil are spec and you do it according to the logbook (every 10k km) they can only charge you to kick the tyres. My servicing with Ford was $450 with oil change or $90 without. The oil and filter were about $100. They also use Castrol oil and charge a bomb for it. I will also be doing all the replacement parts for major servicing, being a mechanic (not for 20 years), I get trade pricing on parts.
It is very rewarding doing work on your car, the money savings are just a bonus for me.
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Re: ENFORCER'S Oil Change Guide for a 2011 VM Motori CRD

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I will do the oil every 5,000km.

wow every 5000km..?

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Re: ENFORCER'S Oil Change Guide for a 2011 VM Motori CRD

Nice write up, the last car I changed the oil on was my 1978 HZ kingswood 4.2 ltr V8. I miss that old girl. We all used work on our cars at uni. Over tightening the sump plug was the most common (and costly) error some guys made. I'll leave it to the experts these days.
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Re: ENFORCER'S Oil Change Guide for a 2011 VM Motori CRD

I have US gas model, however +rep for the great PDF writeup to help others. Thank you
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Re: ENFORCER'S Oil Change Guide for a 2011 VM Motori CRD

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I changed the oil in My 2011 Australian Spec CRD today and did a full write up with pictures for everyone to enjoy. Please do not try this at home if you are not familiar with this type of work.
I am open to questions or comments on how it can be improved.
Mal, Thanks for the great write up, contributions like this really help other owners.

Maybe you should note that the engine should not be started for 15 minutes after changing oil, (see WK2 Jeeps oil change guide).
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I changed the oil in My 2011 Australian Spec CRD today and did a full write up with pictures for everyone to enjoy. Please do not try this at home if you are not familiar with this type of work.
I am open to questions or comments on how it can be improved.
Thanks Enforcer,
well done and much appreciated.....

I intend to supply the dealer with the oil if they will agree (down the track a bit for us as we don't get the JGC until the end of this month, fingers X).

My choice for the oil is Shell Helix Ultra Extra 5W-30 - readily available to me from Repco or Supercheap.

I noticed your Nulon oil selection and wondered if you had considered the Nulon Full Synthetic 5W-30 EURO Engine Oil - there is a slight difference in the spec and approvals.

Our 3l Patrol has had 5k oil and filters changes all its life and I am looking forward to 10K intervals.....
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Re: ENFORCER'S Oil Change Guide for a 2011 VM Motori CRD

Thanks for the feedback guys. It was surprisingly easy to change the oil, I was expecting a tougher job. It make a huge difference having the 27mm socket to undo the filter housing, this could be a problem if you do not have this.
5,000km is a short oil change interval, but due to the many short trips we make, it is worthwhile.

@Mendo - I know how easy it is to strip a sump bolt and what a pain it is to repair, especially with alloy sumps. Hopefully people reading this guide knows how much pressure to put on the sump plug to ensure a good seal.

@hiland - I did read this, but I made sure that oil was in the sump before starting. As long as there is enough oil in the sump, you are fine. I guess in sub arctic conditions oil could take 15 mins to travel the 1m from the top to the bottom of the motor, but if you can see oil on the dipstick, then you are fine to start. That is why I said to check for oil before starting.
@John47 - As long as the oil is ACEA C3-08 standard approved, you can use whatever you want. The Nulon oil you listed is only ACEA A3 (not that I have a clue the difference) so I stuck with what Jeep recommend as far as the approved certifications. I initially was going to use the Euro oil, but was pointed out the difference. The Shell oil you listed looks to have the right certifications.
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My feeling is either of the Nulon oils would be good, particularly if it is getting dropped every 5k.
There has been a bit posted about extended service life in Europe as against our recommended change interval and I did a bit of digging around and found this: http://www.vwwatercooled.org.au/foru...nes-47140.html
It relates to VW diesel engines and VW specs for oil and particularly the late model engines similar to the VM CRD. It does go on a bit but I found interesting stuff in there.

It seems to be critical that the right oil goes in these things.....
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Excellent guide, thank you for posting.

Have you noticed any difference with the Nulon oil compared to what was in the sump from Delivery?

Quieter / Noisier startup?

Difference in fuel economy?
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