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    Help a noob! Oil filter change

    I know quite a few people have done their own oil & filter changes themselves and I'm about to undertake my first go at this too. I've looked in the How To section and searched through other posts that have been made on the subject, but can't seem to find out exactly where my oil filter is, or it's type.

    I have a 1999 X18xe1, is it the canister type? and is it this thing here, near the red arrow?



    Thanks in advance!
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    I'm sure when I read the haynes last night it said the 1.8 is the only type not to use the canister, it uses the other type. There's a how to for oil changes, you will see it on there
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    yes its in there and it uses the paper style filter, to get to it you need a 22mm sized socket, attach to the cover (the whole thing will twist) once off plop the new filter in (making sure the larger clip is facing the front of the car) also make sure the rubber seal on the cover of the housing hasnt snapped or got any bits that can snap it as this happened to mine. its a 2 minute job but just make sure its on there nice and tight. this is the filter you need

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/OIL-FILTER-VAU...d=p3286.c0.m14

    obviously make sure you have drained the oil from the sump before doing this, you may have a little bit dribble out so make sure you have something like an ice cream tub underneath to catch it

    hth
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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewdevlin86 View Post
    I'm sure when I read the haynes last night it said the 1.8 is the only type not to use the canister, it uses the other type.
    This can't apply for ALL 1.8's by the way, as i have a 1.8 also & can confirm i have the canister filter. Must be the older 1.8s i guess that don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev_83 View Post
    This can't apply for ALL 1.8's by the way, as i have a 1.8 also & can confirm i have the canister filter. Must be the older 1.8s i guess that don't.
    Actually I think you're right - my Haynes is R to W reg, so it probably will be the older 1.8s
    2000 1.8 CDX money guzzler a.k.a Bessie

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