Car Mechanics (UK)


Below are shown the of­fi­cial change in­ter­vals for the var­i­ous com­po­nents. How­ever, we rec­om­mend that these are at least halved.


En­gine oil Ev­ery 10,000 miles or 12 months, which­ever comes first

Oil type SAE 10W-40 semi-syn­thetic Ca­pac­ity (ser­vice fill) 8 litres

Air fil­ter Ev­ery 20,000 miles or three years

Spark plugs Ev­ery 20,000 miles. Use Cham­pion RC9YCC or NGK BCPR6E-VG (or equiv­a­lent), gapped to 0.9mm

Fir­ing or­der 1-5-3-6-2-4

Idle speed 800rpm 50rpm ±

Fuel fil­ter Ev­ery 60,000 miles.

Brake fluid Ev­ery two years

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