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    Quick Help / Changing paper oil filter

    I am right in the middle of changing my oil on my car. I have an Astra 2.2 and it has a plastic holder for the paper oil filter. I don't know what way to turn the plastic housing (plastic bolt thing). Any help asap would be great! Thanks

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    It's a normal screw thread - turn it anti clockwise

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    Cool . Just what I needed. Now I need to find a socket that will fit it lol

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    it's 32mm or 1¼" IIRC - if you got one that big

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    Just done it, not hard at all for my first paper filter change . How much oil does the 2.2 take? I have put soo much in so far, but no reading yet on the stick, I think my new oil is still on 2 on the side of the oil tub (vauxhall oil)

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    You want a full five litres in a 2.2, but remember that a bit will will be left in the sump from before.

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    Thanks Ffoeg. I will put just under that then. I left the sump plug off for a while to try and get most of it out. Pluss I hope Vauxhall gave me the right oil for this, they handed me Semi Senthetic. Cheers for the help

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