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Old 11-07-2004, 04:21   #1 (permalink)
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Servicing old cars

As most would know by now I am looking at buying an xb gt coupe.

Im wondering whats involved in servicing these oldies.

Is a general service just replacing filters, oil, plugs etc and setting the timing? Or is there more to it?

Anything special I need to know for these old cars.
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Old 11-07-2004, 04:25   #2 (permalink)
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Adjusting mixtures on the carbies, mmmmm grouse fun that is.....not.
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Setting points is another favorite...
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Re: Servicing old cars

Just out of interest, what to you guys who self-service do with the oil? I did a self-service at my ex-gf's dad's place, but I left before he disposed of the oil (and I don't know how he did it, but I'm assuming he was naughty & tipped it down the drain).

Is there a set procedure for disposing of the oil (ie storing in containers and taking to an "oil recycling/disposing" place)? I'm curious...

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Once you've drained the old oil into the oil catch pan, and put the new oil in, use the empty container to put your old oil in.

I generally wait until I have a few, then take them to the recycling centre..

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Don't put it down the drain!!!! Its not naughty its F#*king criminal .
Im using 20liter thinners drums to store waste oil that i will take down to the local collection facility
Used oil recycling facilitys
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Re: Servicing old cars

What 302xm said.
Use the old containers to put the used oil in, wait till you get 20 litres, then take it to the local recycling facility/transfer station and get rid of it that way.

Also grease any grease nipples if it has any, ie front suspension, unis etc
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Setting points is another favorite...
i keep a spare set in the glove box, along with spare fuses and a small screwdriver. i know i'll be able to get home.
i don't know of too many people who keep a spare engine management system in their glove box
after my oil change i pour it into a 20l container then deliver to the tip. used filters go in a plastic bag then into the wheelie bin
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Usually use excess oil to treat the property fence posts... termites are mighty nasty little beggars...
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I'm lucky, I can take mine to work and put it in the used oil tank.

....or pour it in a hole behind the shed.
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