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    what oil filter for a 2.2?

    hi all im looking to do a service on my 2.2 zafira 2001 what oil filter has it got and where is it? its not where it used to be on my 1.8 vectra 1998 also what oil do you recomend shes on 38000 miles thanks for any help

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    It's got paper cartridge filter under the big black cap, to the right of (and slightly below) the inlet manifold.

    10w/40 semi-synth will be fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ffoeg View Post
    It's got paper cartridge filter under the big black cap, to the right of (and slightly below) the inlet manifold.

    10w/40 semi-synth will be fine
    cool is a paper cartridge crap compared to a spin on filter?
    i was also looking into useing a 0w 40 oil as shes only just run in

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    No difference in filters really - cut the outer shell of a canister and you'll find a paper filter. It's just 2 different methods of doing the same thing.

    IMO cartridges are better as they are easy to change and and a hell of a lot less messy than canisters

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ffoeg View Post
    No difference in filters really - cut the outer shell of a canister and you'll find a paper filter. It's just 2 different methods of doing the same thing.

    IMO cartridges are better as they are easy to change and and a hell of a lot less messy than canisters
    ok cheers for that what about useing a 0w 40 oil or magnitec 5w 40

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    I'd use what VX recommend

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    not sure if its the same for the front mounted engine application, but to get the filter cap off, jsut belt a 1/2" square drive in there. If space is limited the halfords ratchet spanners + the 19mm hex -> 1/2" adaptor provides just the right level of slimness to get in there

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    You'll probably be needing a 38mm oil filter socket. I got mine off EBay for a few quid.

    The paper jobs are far better than the bean-tin. I wish I had a quid for every bean-tin I had to remove using a screwdriver and hammer.
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    dont the front mount engines have a 1/2" square hole in the top of the oil filter caps then?

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    Unfortunately not - the VX220's have a metal cat with the ½ drive hole in the top. I'm not sure exactly why, but I suspect it's something to do the extra height of the housing for the oil cooler sandwich plate thingy

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