yes it is Richard, its so easy to service the car yourself honestly, mine is away to day to body shop then dealers for the B service ( couple of very small corrosion spots very bottom of doors 3, then get the B service, I was going to tackle =the diesel filter myself, but it has a water sensor underneath it, that needs to be programed in if the sensor needs replacing, and as we will be setting off on a trip to cornwall soon I let the dealer do it. air filter easy to get out. the oil filter is under the plastic tray at the top of the engine, in a plastic housing, when loosened prise out the filter with a flat head screw driver put the new one back in, remember to use the new "seal" for it, I also bThanks Jimmy, that makes a diy oil change easier, with the filter accessible from the top as well
Richard, I had said to you to use a suction pump to extract oil from sump, that's all fair and well if the tube fits down the tiny dipstick hole. I had used mine on family members cars. the tube on my oil extractor is 3mm . when I tried it on the jag, it would not fit down it would have to be 2mm . if yours can fit down. put it all the way down to sump, then pump outJust for clarification can anyone tell me, to change the oil by extracting it out of the tube, do I need to push a small bore tube all the way down inside down into the sump, or do I just connect onto the top of the tube and suck it up?
or to pit it another way, does that tube go all the way down to the low point of the sump?
I understood 3/4 was the ideal.I did the pollen filter, air filter and diesel filter myself last year, but as I do not have any off road facilities to work on it, so any work I do is in the road, and its a busy one at that! when I got under to consider the oil change, I realised that whilst the drain plug may be feasible in those conditions the plastic undertray was not. So I gave up and gave it to a garage to change the oil and filter, but they put too much in despite my strict instructions to put a measured 6.5L in, it was reading 3/4 when I picked it up, which is too high.
.....but I bought an oil suction pump in Lidl recently, armed with that a service will be a piece of cake