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[Insignia] [08---] Vauxhall Insignia 2.0 CDTI Oil Change

Discussion in 'Cavalier, Calibra, Vectra, Signum, Sintra & Insignia owners forum' started by Mart36, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. Mart36

    Mart36 Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys

    I'm about due an oil change on the Insignia, although I'm not an expert with whats under the bonnet, I have done a few oil changes in the past so know what I'm doing. However after watching a few videos on the subject via YouTube last night, I notice 1 of the videos showed they had removed the Drive belt to access the oil filter. Now i'm not 100% if this was just to get an easier view for the tutorial or do you actually need to remove the belt?

    Also, having lost my Owners manual, I can't seem to find any details of oil capacities online. Does anyone have a link or can advise as to how much oil to put back in once the system is drained?
     
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    Nick H "Red One.." VxON Club Member

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    No belt removal required, the filter is accessible from underneath at the back of the engine - plastic housing with a 32mm fixing to attach your socket - I find a flexy head ratchet works well to access properly.

    Be aware they get very messy unless you fashion some sort of paper funnel to direct the draining oil from the filter housing away from your front subframe - the oil will fill through cavities in the subframe otherwise and drip for a long while.

    Sump plug has four holes in it too meaning the oil starts to drain out in all directions before you've completely removed the plug.
     
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    Thanks guys, yes it does get very messy your right. Hoping the weather changes by the end of the week, although its forecast snow.
     
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    should help ya out mate.
     
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    As far as oil and filter changes go the 2.0 Insignia isn't the easiest but still perfectly doable for a DIYer. Earlier filter housings had a drain hole. You can get a bit of rubber pipe and direct most of the oil away from the driveshaft etc. It will only drain out when the cap is spun to a certain location. Trial and error is the way there. The sump plugs not only spit oil out in every direction they are also have at least an inch of thread to undo too. Doesn't sound like much but it is!

    Other than that just follow what @Nick H has said.
     
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    Thanks guys, I have done oil changes in the past, never on an insignia tho, and with a filter so deep into the engine bay, they've always been on the front of the engine and easily accessible.
     
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    I'm an apprentice mechanic, and I so wish I knew about this this morning :'(. Whoever designed this engine, with that filter placement and that rediculous plug can go flip themselves so bad.

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