Serviced Toady the k12 ntec diesel!
I always have to fight the oil filter, i always hand tighten yet it's flippin solid when i try to take it off!
Very limited access, so i go in from above after removing air intake pipe and a breather pipe. This then...
look at it this way,
oil and filters are cheap, engine internals such as timing chains etc are not.
Make what you want of it,
There really isn't a right or wrong answer. I'm just boring so like to play it as safe as i can.
Do remember oil does also tend to degrade and start to lose it's lubricating properties over time.
My 2010 k12 does less than 2000 miles a year as i have other cars, however i still give it a oil and filter service every 12 months to keep it mint.
@ huttojb each to their own however after reading through the threads i 100% agree with you.
You are doing a fantastic job and keeping cars on the road without compromising anyone's safety.
My 2010 k12 touch wood is doing mighty fine however it would be nice to have your contact details if i or...
No my usb has not played up yet, you could try giving the port a blast with electrical contact cleaner or wet a cotton bud with isopropyl alcohol and insert it into the USB port to clean out dust and any sticky mess. Wipe all around the inside of the port, including on the contacts
i had a creak when slowly reversing, passed mot no advisories. Six months later spring gave way, replaced and no more squeak squeak when slowly reversing.
Failing springs are not always obvious / easy to diagnose.
I'm not saying you have the same issue,
I used to have a Honda civic ep4, 1.7 ctdi Isuzu engine, at around 170,000 miles it started to hit limp mode once warmed up, revs would be limited to 2500 regardless of gear etc. Cut a long story short, the turbo vanes and actuator were coked up with...