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    Oil filter help.

    I'm doing a full service on my 2001 1.8 16v coupe tomorrow morning and need to know what type of oil filter i've got, Is it a paper or canister?

    Also I read somwhere that you need a special tool to remove the fuel filter, what is this tool?

    any help would be great.

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    there is a special tool but its not nessesary if it is a canister type, you can depending how strong your feeling undo it by hand, or using a hader and chisel/punch hit the rim of the filter in an anti clockwise direction. if not and you dont mind cleaning up a bit of split oil, stab a screw driver through it and lever it undone.

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    X18 XE1 - paper filter
    Z18 = canister iirc

    easy enough to undo, there is a chain type oil filter removing tool but as said if you feeling strong,

    remember to wet the new sealing ring with some new oil to get a tight seal and to prime the filter with a little bit of the new oil too

    MK4 1.8 16V Sport and MK5 CDTi Estate




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    u can see from lookin at the engine if u have a paper or canister oil filter. if theres a black tower protruding from the right on the block (similar to the one pictured below) then u have a paper cartridge filter...if not then it'll be the normal type of canister filter

    heres a paper element (albeit on a corsa)


    if u dont have that black thing with the hexagonal top then youll need a canister filter.

    Genuine Vx part numbers are:

    PAPER FILTER: 9192426
    CANISTER FILTER: 93156954

    As for the special tool for the fuel filter....I'm not quite sure. I'll have a butchers

    EDIT: Bollox!!! Wasted too much time posting this that 2 ppl beat me to it

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    Thanks for all the help peeps

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    the paper filter you just use a 1 inch or 1 and a quarter socket iirc,

    snapped the casting on mine last time as the spanner i was using wasnt sitting flat and sum muppet tightend it too tight previous!

    MK4 1.8 16V Sport and MK5 CDTi Estate




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    You should be able to get away with using a 3/8" drive in the square socket on the front of the paper oil filter housing, no sockets required, it should fit straight in and given there isn't much room to play with anyway it might be the easiest solution.

    The sump plug requires a T45 Torx male, preferrably on a long drive as these are tight.

    Can anyone explain how the fuel filter is removed, I can't work that one out (situated under the nearside rear of the car). Seems some special clips retain the inlet and outlet hose - do you need a special tool and where can I get one?

    Kevin

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    how about this

    Quote Originally Posted by Haynes Manual
    Release the connectors and disconnect the fuel hoses from the fuel filter, noting their locations to ensure correct refitting. A Vauxhall special tool is available to disconnect the hose connectors, but provided care is taken, the connections can be released using a pair of pliers or a screwdriver.

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