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Martin Tyas
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« on: October 03, 2007, 03:31:32 pm »

Anyone who has changed the oil on a 2.2dCi will know that removing the oil filter housing cap can be a pain without the correct cup-type wrench. After previously using a strap wrench on it in the past I decided to get a proper tool.
Both Draper and Sealey in the UK have one listed for use on Renault's but it is 76mm with 12 flutes whereas the one for the 2.2dCi needs to be 96mm diameter with 18 flutes as the attached photo.
The Sealey part number, if anyone wants an addition to their toolbox, is VS7004-96.18
Sealey list this as only for Volkswagen Audi Group vehicles but it is definitely the correct item for the 2.2dCi.
Prices vary from £3.17 to over £8 plus postage so Googling the part number is worthwhile.

To drain the oil you also need an 8mm square drive to remove the sump plug. If having shelled out on the proper cup type oil filter wrench you don't want to buy a square drive as well then simply remove one of your house door handles  Grin  Those little square section bars that connect between the handles on either side of a door are 8mm (or at least they are in the UK)....  and together with a 3/8" socket make the perfect tool for removing the sump plug

Martin
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« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2007, 04:21:07 pm »

type oil filter wrench you don't want to buy a square drive as well then simply remove one of your house door handles

laughing out loud! Why haven't I thought about that before? Cheesy
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Martin Tyas
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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2007, 06:12:33 pm »

type oil filter wrench you don't want to buy a square drive as well then simply remove one of your house door handles

laughing out loud! Why haven't I thought about that before? Cheesy

Because Anders you are probably too well organised to start a job not really knowing what you will need and then had a HTFAIGTDT moment that results in either much scratting around in the toolbox, garage and garden shed or a further moment of inspiration  Wink
(If you've never had one before a HTFAIGTDT moment is "How The F*** Am I Going To Do This")

By the way, thinking carefully about which door handle you remove ensures that you don't get disturbed  Grin ... but on the other hand you don't then get a coffee brought out  Sad ...but that's often as an excuse so they can see what you are up to and have their opportunity to remind you that you'd said it was only going to take half an hour  Embarrassed

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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2007, 07:13:04 pm »

Because Anders you are probably too well organised to start a job not really knowing what you will need and then had a HTFAIGTDT moment that results in either much scratting around in the toolbox, garage and garden shed or a further moment of inspiration  Wink

Organised? Me? No, Martin, I have lots of those moments!! Lots and lots... apparantly it's the only way I can learn Huh

I remember the first time I wanted to change oil on our 24v, the filter is actually easily accessible from underneath but it was stuck anyway and I tried everything to get it off. Finally, I had to rush off (30 minutes before closing) to the local car-things-shop to get a good tool, and with that I managed to remove it - lying flat under the car pulling the tool with my feet against the right wheel!

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have their opportunity to remind you that you'd said it was only going to take half an hour  Embarrassed

...well my wife can easily remind me about that WITHOUT bringing me coffee! Cheesy
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