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where to put the oil in to fill up?

Discussion in 'Bay Tech Clinic' started by will shelley, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    Well that makes you ignorant.:D

    (I also change my oil/filter at max 5k. Oil $60, genuine vw filter $24)

    I have seen statisics on vehicle collision causes and mechanical failure is minute.
    25% of fatalities have alcohol involved. May or may not be the cause.
    25% of fatalities are not wearing seat belts. Direct cause of death.

    Speed and fatigue are bs dodgy figures. I had these explained to me by the government statisticion that if the police investigators can't find anything else they just use this. On a corner = speed. Straight road = fatigue. It's a bit like the fire investigators just blame it on an electrical fault if they can't see anything else.


    I do like my cars to be checked for reliability purposes.
     
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  2. will shelley

    will shelley Member

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    hey thanks for all the great advice guys, btw its only done about 1200kms this year and my mechanic did give it a top up and new air filter seeing as the other one had a giant rusty hole in the side of it being practicaly pointless... -_- but does anyone know a good special kombi mechanic in geelong or even a KC member that i could drive over to and could give me a quick lesson
    cheers will
     
  3. Dingostrategy

    Dingostrategy Active Member

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    Speed and fatigue are bs dodgy figures? No, Serena Williams is a dodgy figure. Speed and fatigue kill and suggesting otherwise seems unwise to me.
     
  4. KombiMadness

    KombiMadness Well-Known Member

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    Good onya Will. Hopefully, a Geelong area KC member will help you out...

    I have 3 vehicles and do my own oil/oil filter changes. I am mechanically challenged so if I can do it, you can too. But besides the $$ it saves me, I feel one should at least know how to do that AND suss out your fuel system/lines regularly for safety. Plus, it's good to just get under your Kombi and 'connect' with the old girl, get your hands dirty, if you know what I mean... :)

    I still get my Kombi tuned properly and checked over by a good VW mechanic fairly regularly as well. Maybe check the KC recommended mechanics thread for a good mechanic in the Geelong area.
     
  5. ttmck

    ttmck Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I would like to know what people do with there old oil once changed , i still have wooden fence posts and i pour the old oil over them , no termites , fence posts 30 years old still looking good !
     
  6. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    That's easy! I live near a river.
    Just joking:lol:

    The problem is that if I put it on fence posts it would go into the ground water and into the river.

    Your friendly workshop should take it for free.
     
  7. KombiMadness

    KombiMadness Well-Known Member

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    My local tip has a free oil recycling deposit - not many things are free in NSW the Nanny State any more. When I do oil changes I pour the old oil into a 20L drum - when it's full I take it to the tip and pour it down the waste oil container... I wonder how much longer this will be free? :lol:
     
  8. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    Free tips are becoming rare in Sydney nowadays although there is a pick up point for oil, paint etc once per year in most areas. You do not need to be a resident.

    This saturday we have an "e-waste" collection at Bankstown. I have to take 2 perfectly computer good monitors and a word processor there. That is a waste. Wouldn't it be good if we could send this type of stuff to third world countries.
     
  9. Dingostrategy

    Dingostrategy Active Member

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    There is no such thing as the third world. There's only one, we just share it badly. And no, it's not a good thing to send your e-waste abroad. The postage alone can buy a good computer.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    That's good, now I won't have to give them any donations.
     
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  11. DakDak67

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    I do my oil changes directly over storm water drains.. perfect! *joke
     
  12. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    No, that's a really good idea as it stops the grates from rusting. Very environmentalist.
     
  13. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Our tip takes small quantites of oit. 10 L only. Pain in butt with 5 cars in the family to service.
     
  14. Rev.

    Rev. Active Member

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    Only change the oil once a year? I change the oil every 2nd month and set the valves every month.

    Rev.
     
  15. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    My working e-waste (computer monitors, TV and word processor) are on their way to Africa. It's good to see that they are to be used and not going in to land fill.
     
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  16. saabman

    saabman Well-Known Member

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    Afetr you service your Kombi you should post the old oil back to middle east and they can put it back in the ground to refill the subteranian oil reserves :eek:
     
  17. Dingostrategy

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    They are, just that the land is in Africa. For the cost of the UPS needed for a desktop and monitor - and adaptor to your power supply alone, they could buy a brand new tablet.
     
  18. TasDevil

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    Hi guys.

    Forgive me for the dumb question I'm about to ask.
    I just bought my first 74 Bay and noticed a oil fill point near rivers side seat.
    What is its purpose?
    Cheers
     
  19. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    I take it you mean Drivers side seat (rivers:rolleyes::oops:) It would be for brake fluid with the reservoir fill up point. Rectangler shape plastic bottle, under seat metal pedestal .
     
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  20. TasDevil

    TasDevil New Member

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    That's it. thanks Wayne.
     

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