Just servicing my sons i20 1.2 Active 2013 and a bit confused by a few things - any advice greatly appreciated. The car has only done 42,000 miles so I'm following the time intervals rather than milage intervals (72 month - 6yr service).
1) Manual says to replace spark plugs (every 2 years or 25,000 miles). Autodata says to use Champion RER8YC but the car currently has Champion RER8WYPB4 which appears to be an upgraded iridium version. I can't find these for sale anywhere in the UK (don't really want to pay dealership prices) so should I just revert to the RER8YC standard nickel plugs?
2) Manual says that the coolant should have been replaced at the last service (5years) but Autodata says it should be replace this service (6 years). The car has green coolant but euro car parts list it as pink or orange (which I think are OAT coolants) the manual is non-specific and simply says to use ethylene glycol. Does it need changing and if so what coolant should I be using?
3) Both the manual and Autodata say that the fuel filter needs changing (6 years or 72,000 miles). Euro car parts don't list a filter and says it is a lifetime filter.
4) Autodata says that the gearbox oil should be changed (6years or 72,000 miles), Manual says gearbox oil should be changed at 80,000 miles but only if the car is used "under severe driving conditions", otherwise no renewal period is specified.
Why isn't anything ever straight forward?
Last edited by teecee90; 05-26-2019 at 04:32 AM.