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2005 Vespa ET4-125 (Pearl White)
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Location: Hull, East Yorkshire
 
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2005 Vespa ET4-125 (Pearl White)
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Location: Hull, East Yorkshire
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As the title say, today I successfully completed my first oil change.

My scoot has had the oil changed numerous times but today was the first time with me doing it on my own. Recent changes to my employment status have meant that instead of taking into the workshop to be done, i've had to bite the bullet and do it myself.

Everything went really well. I just had to pop and see dad to borrow a large socket to remove the oil drain plug and a tool to get the oil filter out. Other than that it went ok. Got a bit messy but that's all part of the fun.

AFAIK the oil filter had never been changed before. I replaced it with a Malossi Red Chilli one as it was slighter cheaper than a Genuine Vespa part.

Total cost was just under £20 for Putoline Engine Oil, Putoline Gear Oil and Malossi filter. My local shop charges £70 for an oil change and they don't change the filter either.

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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uhhh....
they don't change the filter? A professional shop?
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2016 Honda NC750XD, 2007 GTS (sold),
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2016 Honda NC750XD, 2007 GTS (sold),
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Well, you did about 1000 times better than your shop does.........



(They should be shot for not changing the filter; That's like taking a bath with your clothes on)
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