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    Default What's The Knack?

    At getting to the oil filter housing nut on the 1.9cdti engine...

    I changed my oil/filter today and jesus pain in the arse....had it up on ramps as well...just can't seem to get anything in there....

    Is it better with a 32mm spanner rather than socket/ratchet?

    Eventuall i came at it from the top...under the coolant bottle and down the back..only way i could get any purchase on it....

    Surely gotta be a simpler way?

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    i changed mine from underneath the car using a socket and ratchet then once loosened unscrewed it by hand

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    they are a pain thats for sure, a 32mm spanner with an angled ring is good and i know people who use a straight 32mm ratchet spanner aswell but that aint really necessary

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    A 2 handed job from underneath is easier, One with a socket & ratchet, with the other hand armed with a screwdriver to ease back the locking clip.

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    Did this yesterday on a 120 from underneath. Complete pita job to do, not at all like my old Z22SE

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    Depends if you've got the use of a garage ramp or not if not I think its easier getting to it & removing it from the top of the engine, reach down the back of the engine & you can get too it no bother. You'll need to get underneath the car though to remove & fit new filter. Then tighten filter housing from the top again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phil-h View Post
    Did this yesterday on a 120 from underneath. Complete pita job to do, not at all like my old Z22SE
    Tell me about it..i had the 1.8 vvt before i got this and the location on the vvt is right at the front..a doddle to do compared to this.

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    Did this on the driveway on axle stands, neck ached, arm ached, back ached, full of oil p***ing everywhere all over the steering rack and exhaust, lovely!
    Last edited by phil-h; 7th March 2011 at 12:14.

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