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Old 08-08-2005   #1
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Changing oil filter

I have a 1.3multijet diesel van and have covered 57,000 miles since last November. In that time NOTHING has gone wrong. The original tyres are still on the rear and look like they will do 100k before they need replacing. My main complaint is the cost of servicing. I waited while the last one was done (55 minutes) and it cost 240. At least Dick Turpin had the decency to wear a mask when he was robbing people!!. I intend to do all future servicing myself, but am unable to remove the oil filter element housing. It it tackled from above or below? What is the purpose of the rubber stopper in the top which I also cannot remove?. Incidentally, the workshop told me 15,000 miles ago that I had less than 6,000 miles of wear left in the discs and pads. I checked them out last weekend and there is 8mm of friction material left on all pads. The discs are slightly worn but nowhere near replacement. Don't believe everything they tell you.
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Re: Changing oil filter

i would do an oil change before 12k miles regardless of what anyone says, if it was me,
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Re: Changing oil filter

Finally cracked it. If it's any help to anyone else with a 1.3. To change oil filter - first remove large horizontal air inlet hose (one 10mm nut) pull hose right out of engine bay. Unscrew oil filler cap. The sheet metal dome next to the oil filler tube is held with 2 star bolts and one 10mm bolt. Lift dome away to expose filter housing. I loosened it with an injector socket. Unscrew by hand. Paper filter element is a click fit in the housing top. Pull it out, fit the new rubber ring (supplied with element) and refit all. The sump plug requires a 12mm hex bar. No need to remove the rubber under-tray for access - there is a hole in it.
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