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    Default Tools required for oil & filter change

    I am borrowing a hangar in work to do this out of the weather, but rather than taking all my tools, just want to take whats needed

    I am attempting an oil & filter change and also changing my fuel filter for the first time, i am quite confident at the DIY part of things, but never done this, i always end up bottling out and going to the garage instead lol

    Anyway as far as i can figure out im going to need a 32mm socket for oil filter, 13mm for oil sump and a flat blade screwdriver for fuel filter (why oh why cant they just settle for the good old in line filters?) anyway will i need owt else?

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    Plenty of rags for cleaning up.

    Some fresh fuel/ fuelncleaner to top filter housing up to aid starting.

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    washing up bowl to catch the old oil, car jack so you have enough room under it, funnel is a good idea, disposable gloves,

    Its not hard to do, once oil had drained I like to pour about half a litre in the top and let that run straight through

    Good Luck!!

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    I'm pretty sure if it's a 1.9 150 diesel as per your profile you'll need a 36mm socket not a 32mm one. Don't forget to pick up a replacement sump plug washer from the dealers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian-Highlander View Post
    I'm pretty sure if it's a 1.9 150 diesel as per your profile you'll need a 36mm socket not a 32mm one. Don't forget to pick up a replacement sump plug washer from the dealers.

    Definately a 32mm socket is needed for filter removal on a CDTi 150.

    I have both 36mm & 32mm sockets, 36mm I used on my Omega TD filter.

    BTW I never got a new sump plug, reused the old one.


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    Oh and if you don't have access to a ramp/pit, so working off the floor you will need to remove the complete engine undertray. There's not enough room to drop the service flap when jacked up, so easier to remove the whole thing. You'll also get easier access to the oil filter as well. You'll also need a light to see where that hard to get at filter is.
    Hope it's not put you off, done once it's easier next time.

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    I'd get a new sump plug (and washer) in case you mash up the old one which they have a tendency to do, mine did even with a six-sided socket. I needed a hammer and cold chisel on the flange to get it started.

    As for the service flap, I removed the 'hinge' tape at the front and riveted an ally plate on to act as a lip - now it is a removable panel.

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