[QUOTE=T0m;1299446]Thats because it is easy mate once you have done it you will wonder what all the fuss it and if you can do that then a full service is simple as the filters and spark plugs are all accessable and is a case of undo and replace walla save yourself £££ over dealer prices.
You can save yourself even more money if you are not bothered about OEM parts, for example at Audi all the parts for a major serivce will set you back £118 from an independant you might get them £20/£30 cheaper. Me my mum works for a car spares company and I get the lot all in for £68 ok not OEM but still an oil filter is an oil filter and the same for a air/pollen filter they just dont have the Audi stamp on them!!
Mattrs as for the old oil pour it back into an empty bottle and at the local tip as Quattrojames said there should be a place for you to empty it into walla....[/QUOTE
mate,i agree with you 100%, i just dont think i have 100% ability....lol will still give it a go though!!
Another point dont try to drain when the oil is hot as some advise .Its safer to let it cool down and drain as long as possible to get the sludge out which a garage would never do.Its enlightening to see whats there if you switch the drain tray after the oil slows to a trickle and come back later to see what and how much has dripped out.I am not convinced that this can be sucked out of the dipstick holder thats a great point mate, i would like to see whats in the collection tray(apart from oil) so will definately do this.