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    I have been told, that if I remove the oil filter, that there is a pressure switch, that stops the engine from restarting unless it is reset by tech 2 first.

    How true is this>?

    Thanks

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    bull **** off the top of my head not had a play with a face lift on a oil change yet

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    errr...nope...

    just change the filter and the oil, and then restart it...

    no 'secret' tech2ing or the like... you've been had i'm afraid..

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    Ahhhh but changing the filter on a VXR is the quickest I have ever had to do. Well changing it is quick it just takes an hour to clear the mess up after the filter canister is taken off and the oil flows nicely into the heat exchanger area which is surrounded by a shield, which you cannot take off!!! easily. eeeeecccccck. Need to get a shield to protect that as well.KNow for next time.

    But just to clarify nope no reset needed.

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    I think I'd better delete this thread in case someone at VX sees it and thinks, 'ooh what a good idea' Seriously tho' what a load of borrow locks
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesr View Post
    I have been told, that if I remove the oil filter, that there is a pressure switch, that stops the engine from restarting unless it is reset by tech 2 first.

    How true is this>?

    Thanks

    someone needs for that one.

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    I think it would be illegal for any car manufacturer to do that. Would be against EU competition law

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    Nonsense but the filter is a Bu99er to get out on a V6 facelift ... really need a special tool to get into the limited access space underneath the engine and get enough torque to undo the super-tight factory fitting!!

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    It sounds like it's in the same place as on the 1.9 CDTI, at the back under the engine. You can only get to it by sticking your arm up through the quick relase panel. I can just get my rachet in there and turn it about 3 degrees at a time until it is loose enough to unscrew with my hand. There used to be a little cap on the spill off tube of the housing but apparently it didn't like its home and left...

    All in all, not a very friendly car to do an oil and filter change on. Vx put it up in the air and have a hight adjustable oil capture device (a tub and funnel that moves up and down). Personally I have rags, a Halfords plastic 6ltr oil tub with a little capture tray on the top of it and I make a ramp out of a piece of cardboard. It's good exercise any way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nutron View Post
    It sounds like it's in the same place as on the 1.9 CDTI, at the back under the engine. You can only get to it by sticking your arm up through the quick relase panel. I can just get my rachet in there and turn it about 3 degrees at a time until it is loose enough to unscrew with my hand. There used to be a little cap on the spill off tube of the housing but apparently it didn't like its home and left...

    All in all, not a very friendly car to do an oil and filter change on. Vx put it up in the air and have a hight adjustable oil capture device (a tub and funnel that moves up and down). Personally I have rags, a Halfords plastic 6ltr oil tub with a little capture tray on the top of it and I make a ramp out of a piece of cardboard. It's good exercise any way.
    Yep sounds right for the position but the cap for the filter housing doesn't come off after you undo the drain nut ... you have to remove thr drain nut, drain the oil and then the whole bottom of the housing unscrews and this is the bu99er to get off ... width of it is slightly wider than the filter element and it's slightly angled at the edges but getting a grip on it is really difficult.

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