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Old 17-04-2021, 09:33 PM   #651
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Got a few things delivered today



Another Oil change, roughly 2000mi since the last one and she's due I do it every 3 months regardless of mileage for this old girl!

The drain plug on this thing is at the rear corner of the sump and is a 15mm



I also stole my Grans mop bucket to use as my drain pan she won't notice, I hope



I like to remove the filler cap and dipstick to allow the oil to flow out easier.
Also a little trick to stop me forgetting anything I tend to leave the oil fill cap over the hole for the bonnet catch, so if I close the bonnet it gets in the way and stops me doing something stupid



Next up was the oil filter which i vaguely remember not doing up fiendishly tight, however it was stuck fast and took far too much effort to remove Nothing worse than cheap oil filter pliers and a shiny slippy oil filter!



A few minutes later I have 1/2 a litre of oil down my armpit and two bust knuckes..



Old filter off quite a messy affair especially if like me you drop it in the oil bucket and splash oil everywhere!



And the mating surface cleaned up.



The new filter itself I like to prime with new oil, for no other reason that it eliminates the dry start time and it can only be good right?!



New filter spun on, hand tight.



New sump plug with washer put back in and tightened up



And new liquid gold poured in



All good now until July

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Nice job Henry - those pesky filters eh.

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You should be a dab hand at the oil and filter changes now, if it’s every 3 months

Is there not a different way to remove the filter ??
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Could be time for one of these Henry - https://www.drapertools.com/product/...-Filter-Wrench

Used to move most of the argumentative filters that I had apart from my current VW which I've got a special filter socket for. Used it on my old P6 years ago to good effect.
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You should be a dab hand at the oil and filter changes now, if it’s every 3 months

Is there not a different way to remove the filter ??
Some people recommend punching a small hole in the bottom of the filter before removal to aid in stopping the mess #

I should of done that to be fair!
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Could be time for one of these Henry - https://www.drapertools.com/product/...-Filter-Wrench

Used to move most of the argumentative filters that I had apart from my current VW which I've got a special filter socket for. Used it on my old P6 years ago to good effect.
Thanks I'll be sure to get one
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Nice job Henry - those pesky filters eh.

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Thanks Chris. they're a pain in the ****!
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Thanks I'll be sure to get one
Henry, just make sure they haven't changed the diameter of the V8 filter since I had mine, but from memory that chain should go round and start to wind on itself around the socket attachment if you see what I mean.

It's not a problem being too big, but it is if it's too small.
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Some people recommend punching a small hole in the bottom of the filter before removal to aid in stopping the mess #

I should of done that to be fair!
If i did that, I'd end with an armpit full of oil
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If i did that, I'd end with an armpit full of oil
Ah yes, that sweet odour and feeling of old oil or even better EP90 gearoil invading your armpits - remind me why we all like cars please
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