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    hi all, typical gone to do a job and i get hassle!

    removed the sump plug no problem drained the oil but now the oil filter lid will not budge! aye proper tight! the housing behind started to move ever so slightly. am i likely to break any thing if i go full hog or just best to put new oil in with the current filter? are there any dangers to this aswell?

    any tips?

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    it certainly wont hurt putting new oil in tim .....

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    the oil that came out was black

    well overdue! the current oil filter isnt about to turn to mush tho and clog up the engine is it?

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    what were you trying to undo it with bud ?

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    If it's the same sort of set up as derv v6 with a drain plug on? Just remove the housing but beware that it will be full with oil. That way you no filter is changed to

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    you have the houseing and then there is a screw in cap wich would normally undo. not this time! new oil is in now anyway. will have to do till after the rr meet in falkirk then look into getting it done again just before the winter. cheers guys

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    With an old filter still on the engine, the new oil will get filthy very quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimTay View Post
    you have the houseing and then there is a screw in cap wich would normally undo. not this time! new oil is in now anyway. will have to do till after the rr meet in falkirk then look into getting it done again just before the winter. cheers guys

    Sounds like same thing mine stripped threads once I actually got it out

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    as long as i can get a couple o thousand out it i will be happy. just need a couple o months to recoup some of money ive had to fork out this week on the car.

    will have to go into a garage as no way am i stripping threads! would have had a better go at it but wife needs the car in the morning and no way could i risk not having it thru breaking sommit.

    engine sounds smoother already

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    You need to watch what you are doing with the filter housing. I am assuming the Vectras and the Signums are the same. There were locating lugs for my filter housing which I did not know was there before I did my oil change. My filter cover was really tight, and when I tried to take it off the whole housing started to turn with the result that it broke the retaining lugs on the housing. Needless to say small fragments of the aluminium housing were lying around the holes. Fortunately I managed to fish them all out with no damage done. What I am really trying to say is make sure you secure the housing using mole grips or a small set of Stilsons before you try to remove the cover if it is very tight. Either way as someone else said the new oil will get dirty pretty quickly if you don't change the filter. Hope this helps.
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