I have just signed up so am very much a Newbie....(and Australian, but please don't hold that against me!).
I have a 2001 1.8 litre Astra that I have performed an oil change on a couple of weeks ago and now have a monster oil leak. It has the element type oil filter on it, and when I went to undo the cap it was bloody tight. Tight enough for the housing itself to move. Anyhoo, replaced the element, bunged a new o ring on the cap and tightened it back up. I noticed a slight leak a couple of days later, so decided to give it a bit more of a tighen up and actually managed to spin the housing around a bit more. (Looks like I have damaged the lip where it meets the engine block).
Anyhoo, I noticed a reply by DarrylB in another thread that there is a torque setting for "Oil filter housing to block bolt (element type) = 45NM / 33lbf ft".
Question is - where the hell is this bolt? Is it inside the housing? And how much trouble is it to remove the oil filter housing to replace it?
Cheers for any assistance.