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Any suggestions on how to get the oil filter off my 2011 2.0TDCI?

I have the 27mm socket...but can't get to the bloomon thing!! It appears to also be jolly tight!

I'm thinking a new swan neck 27mm spanner will do the trick?

Or am I missing something obvious? There's various "bits of engine" preventing straight forward access. Or...does that bits of engine need removal!? :oops:
 

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Long extension on your socket/ratchet so you can get a good grip onto it. I would use enough to get the ratchet above the engine.

If you have a good grip but its not budging try warming the car and tapping the filter housing with a small mallet. Not too hard
you only want to shock it a little.

Make sure you lubricate the seal when refitting, should help prevent this in the future.
 

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Thanks purple...buy that's just the issue...I can't access from above!

Do I need to remove..whatever it is that sits above it? It looks like some plastic that is part of...erm, I don't know...

I can just get the socket on, by bending my hand under...there's not even room to put the wrench on top of it!

I guess I could see if I can get an extension to come through where the dipstick tube is, possibly.
 

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Frequently bought together with the filter housing. There's a surprise.
 

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Thank you twincarbs...my special spanner is delivered today!

Out of interest, to change just the oil filter, do I need to drain the sump? There's no "pressure" in the system is there so oil won't force out when I change the filter, will it?
 

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There's no reason to in terms of risk of leak, but I'm not sure why you would change the filter but not oil.
 

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There's no reason to in terms of risk of leak, but I'm not sure why you would change the filter but not oil.
Thanks SteveyG...agreed.

I drained and changed the oil no problem yesterday...but when I came to remove the filter I got stumped...as I couldn't get it off!

I have fresh oil in now, but hope to get the filter changed later...when my "wrench around corners" spanner turns up and I can actually then get to the filter! I just wanted to check that there is no oil pressure in the system when I come to do this filter change...
 

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Shouldn't be oil pressure otherwise when checking oil with dipstick,which is at similar height as oil filter, would be a release of pressure no??
As with petrol engines the oil filter should have a dribble amount as most oil is drained down to the sump.
 

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I unscrew the lid until the slots appear and leave it to drain for 10 minutes
and put a towel below the area along the path where the lid will be removed.
Do not overtighten when installing: 15Nm max.
 

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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
Thank you! Tool arrived. Made the job totally easy and filter changed and oil topped up within 10 minutes.
 
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