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    Default 1985CX gti oil filter....

    Does anybody know where this is...

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    On the motor, or where to buy one?

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    found it. This is going to be interesting....

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    Best to work from underneath with the car on ramps or, ideally on a hoist!
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    On ramps with the car on maximum height. This so you will have some room to move your arms around. I use a filter wrench made from seat belt webbing. You need a long extension and put it up the drivers side gap, just loosen and then your hand up the passengers side gap with a rag to catch oil and then unscrew. If you can catch all the oil, i.e. don't spill any buy yourself a lottery ticket.
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    Once you get the car on the ramps on maximum height (hint do not try to drive it onto the ramps on max height but one notch below) allow the engine and exhaust to cool for a while - unless you have asbestos forearms. Put the car on high once on the ramps.
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    easiest filter of the lot to change.... Put the car up on ramps, roll under, and using one of those contracting 3legged 3/8th .......... something like this:

    Kincrome 2 WAY 3 JAW OIL Filter Remover Wrench Tool Removal Engine NEW K080004 | eBay

    then use a few long extension bars and feed it up and unscrew the filter. Simple

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    Screwdriver and a hammer. Not elegant, but very effective.

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    The oil filters with the hex shape welded on the bottom are even easier - but I havn't seen one like that for a long time. I must change the oil on my wagon sometime - its been so long that I have almost forgotten how.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken W View Post
    The oil filters with the hex shape welded on the bottom are even easier - but I havn't seen one like that for a long time. I must change the oil on my wagon sometime - its been so long that I have almost forgotten how.

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    For little driven cars, I do an oil change every Christmas regardless of distance, then I can't forget when it last happened.

    I confess to paying for a BX filter change along with a timing belt job - I'm still puzzled about how to get in to it.
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    How you refit the filter is very important. If you want to remove it easily next time then do not over tighten the filter. Lubricate the rubber ring gasket with fresh engine oil. Then spin the filter on by hand until the gasket contacts the sealing face of the filter housing. Then turn it by hand for a further 2/3 of a turn and no more! It will not come loose and you will be able to remove it easily next time!
    Last edited by gerrypro; 26th April 2014 at 12:28 PM.
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