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Old 26-05-2006   #1
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Does oil filer cap turn clockwise or anti

Got a ****tycento 4 weeks ago. After two days the heater matrix sprung a leak. Got it fixed by having it disconnected - now no heater. Today the oil light flickered when going down steep hills only. Checked oil and it's at minimum, so was going to top it up but I can't undo the oil filler cap! Before I get a large something to turn it, is it definitely anti clockwise to undo - with this car one can never pressume. Also any tips on what to use to turn it? Full title of car is Cinquecento LX L reg

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Re: Does oil filer cap turn clockwise or anti

What engine is it 899cc? On sportings (1108cc) its just a rubber cap you can lift up. Get a haynes and a gripping tool Would imagine Anti-Clockwise though like most threads are to loosen.
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Re: Does oil filer cap turn clockwise or anti

Quote Originally Posted by Moon
Got a ****tycento 4 weeks ago. After two days the heater matrix sprung a leak. Got it fixed by having it disconnected - now no heater. Today the oil light flickered when going down steep hills only. Checked oil and it's at minimum, so was going to top it up but I can't undo the oil filler cap! Before I get a large something to turn it, is it definitely anti clockwise to undo - with this car one can never pressume. Also any tips on what to use to turn it? Full title of car is Cinquecento LX L reg

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Anticlockwise is right They are a pain to undo - just need to persevere with it
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Re: Does oil filer cap turn clockwise or anti

Just remember Rightey Tightey Lefty Loosey, unless you've something with opposite threads!
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Re: Does oil filer cap turn clockwise or anti

Thanks for replies. It's a 899cc. Just bought a "baby boa" rubber wrench thing from Halfords but still having trouble. The engine space is SO CRAMPED the wrench thing won't fit in to turn it. I might try and saw a bit off the end. Or I might go to a garage and get ripped off and sell the baby boa on ebay. Just looked and they can sell for more than at Halfords - not if a bit has been sawed off the end though. What to do what to do.
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Re: Does oil filer cap turn clockwise or anti

Back again sorry. Do you think it prizes off? Anyone got this exact same car? Cinquecento LX 899cc L reg
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Re: Does oil filer cap turn clockwise or anti

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Back again sorry. Do you think it prizes off? Anyone got this exact same car? Cinquecento LX 899cc L reg
It definately turns - I had an 899 Like I said, you need perseverance and a good grip
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Re: Does oil filer cap turn clockwise or anti

Might wanna try Cinq SX btw. Cinq LX isnt a model Ive ever heard of

Its best to remove the oil filter with the engine warm. If you cant do that, I usually get bored and drive a screwdriver through it and wrench it off..

If you want a haeter matrix to replace your leaky one, PM me..Im breaking a Cinq SX atm.
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Re: Does oil filer cap turn clockwise or anti

Quote Originally Posted by arseofbox
Might wanna try Cinq SX btw. Cinq LX isnt a model Ive ever heard of

Its best to remove the oil filter with the engine warm. If you cant do that, I usually get bored and drive a screwdriver through it and wrench it off..

If you want a haeter matrix to replace your leaky one, PM me..Im breaking a Cinq SX atm.
think he/she means filler not filter tom
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Re: Does oil filer cap turn clockwise or anti

Definately a normal thread, can't have been off for a while if its that tight.

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SUCCESS! Sawed a chunk off the end of the wrench and cap came off eventually. Thanks for offer of heater matrix arseofbox but I'm not too bothered, I'm just running it till MOT is up then probably be scrapped, unless by some miracle it passes without spending too many 's. After 150 miles it's given me a busted heater matrix and an oil leak, I wonder what's awaiting me in the next 150 By the way ooops yeah it's SX
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Re: Does oil filer cap turn clockwise or anti

Water pump pliers are your friend here!

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Re: Does oil filer cap turn clockwise or anti

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Water pump pliers are your friend here!

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Ah, you mean those things for pushing brake caliper pistons back.

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Ah, you mean those things for pushing brake caliper pistons back.

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There is only one type of screwing I like doing slowly, brake pistons aint it. Big pipe grips for me, ta.

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