User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17

Thread: Help!! - Oil filter removal on a Corsa C

  1. #1
    [Ex]Admin Duncan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    East Sussex
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Unhappy Help!! - Oil filter removal on a Corsa C

    Not Vec/Signum related I know (hence the general chat section).

    Doing an oil and filter change on Mrs Duncan's Corsa (SRi) and I'm bu**ered if I can get the oil filter off!! I've tried using one of those oil filter strap things that I've got, but I just can't get any purchase - not helped by where it's situated in the engine bay.

    Has anyone replaced a filter on a Corsa C? Any great words of wisdom?

    Ta

    D

  2. #2
    Regular Member MLC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    uk
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Stick a screwdriver through the wall of the filter and turn. Messy but effective

  3. #3
    [Ex]Admin Duncan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    East Sussex
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Don't I need to keep that part intact? It's an element oil filter - I'm only replacing the inside bit.

  4. #4
    Ex Vec-C Admin ed taylor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Looking Through a Camera Lens.
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vectra Estate

    Trim : Elite

    Engine : 3.2 V6

    Year : 04

    Mileage : 000

    Default

    Try wrapping some abrasive sheet [glass paper] round the oil filter then put the strap back on that might help to grip the filter, or a s MLC says bodge a screwdriver through, but you will be in the 5hit if it does not come off then.

  5. #5
    Ex Vec-C Admin ed taylor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Looking Through a Camera Lens.
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vectra Estate

    Trim : Elite

    Engine : 3.2 V6

    Year : 04

    Mileage : 000

    Default


    This is the oil filter remover I use it will get most filters off the tighter the oil filter the tighter the claw thig grips, it is a brilliant idea.

  6. #6
    Regular Member The Doc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    'Norf Yorks.
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    I use the exact same one as Ed. But it can crush them if trying too hard.

    Yet to touch the Missus Corsa C. Gimme 2 mins ill have a look for you.

  7. #7
    Regular Member The Doc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    'Norf Yorks.
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Just looked on our lasses 1.2 Litre 16v engine and just to right of the oil fillter cap is the oil housing. Big socket (looks like 24mm) and spin it off.

    But yours is the 1.8 being the SRi right? So could be different.

    Is it a standard looking filter like this:


  8. #8
    [Ex]Admin Duncan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    East Sussex
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Thanks guys. I've just realised the muppet in the parts dept (think he was new) has given me the wrong filter!!! He's given me an element type filter for a different engine, not the all-in-one style for the 1.4 in this car. Aaaaarrrrrrggggghhhhhhhhh!!!!

    The dealer is now shut, Halfords shuts in three minutes, the Corsa is on axle stands on the drive, the Vec inside the garage so I'm screwed basically!!!

    I'll have to get the right one from Halfords tomorrow!

    Edit: Just seen your post. Yep, that's what's on this one, but I've been given the wrong replacement. Once I get the new one tomorrow I can use MLC's 'method'! lol

  9. #9
    Regular Member The Doc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    'Norf Yorks.
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    8ugger mate.

    Element type is for the 1.2 16v like we have

  10. #10
    Ex Vec-C Admin ed taylor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Looking Through a Camera Lens.
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Vectra Estate

    Trim : Elite

    Engine : 3.2 V6

    Year : 04

    Mileage : 000

    Default

    could you get a chisel or an old screwdriver and try tapping it undone, see the "chrome " edge at the hole end, try putting the chisel just off center [ie if vertical is 12 o,clock] then put it at 1 oclock if you hit it hard enough it might just loosen it enough to put the strap wrench on and use that to undo it.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Fuel Filter Removal
    By andsaw in forum Engine & Drivetrain
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 5th January 2013, 21:00
  2. oil filter removal
    By tomo610 in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 25th April 2012, 16:49
  3. Fuel Filter removal
    By hefilump in forum Engine & Drivetrain
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 21st July 2010, 23:00
  4. Fuel filter removal?
    By Ian T in forum Engine & Drivetrain
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 2nd May 2008, 22:33
  5. Corsa Mirror Glass Removal
    By Jim Bob in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 22nd March 2007, 16:41

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •