Renault Clio 1.4 Oil Filter Removal
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    Default Renault Clio 1.4 Oil Filter Removal

    I've been having a hell of a time trying to loosen the oil filter on my Clio 1.4. Is any one able to recommend a good removal tool to get into a tight space?....other than a screwdriver and hammer, that is!
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    I have no idea how my mechanic got it out to service!

    Going back about 15 years when I got my licence, I used to service my Sigma myself. I had a tool thing for removing the filter that I bought at a petrol station. No idea what it's called, but it had a handle, then a long flat metal thing that curled around, with a clip that locked in ot the other end (towards the handle) so the metal formed a circle/loop. The inside edge of the metal loop had rubber on it. The idea being that you put it around the oil filter, locked it in place, and pulled up or down on the handle to loosen the filter (the rubber would grip the filter).

    Never really looked for them in the last 10 years, but I presume they'd still make them.

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    See attached link. I do not endorse them its just convenient.

    http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/sea...k.x=0&look.y=0

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    Default oil filter tool...

    Quote Originally Posted by Inspector Clouseau View Post
    I've been having a hell of a time trying to loosen the oil filter on my Clio 1.4. Is any one able to recommend a good removal tool to get into a tight space?....other than a screwdriver and hammer, that is!
    Thanks

    Inspector,
    If the filter is a Purflux brand there is a cap like tool that fits the multi hex indentations on the filter body.
    I think French Connect may have them ?

    I recall the Renault 19 had the tool on the original filter. Often thrown away with the filter.
    I used to collect these and pass them around to French car owning friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nt reno View Post
    See attached link. I do not endorse them its just convenient.

    http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/sea...k.x=0&look.y=0
    That was it, the first one on the left.

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    Carravelle also sell the purflux tool.

    I just use the screwdriver and hammer trick though if needed!!

    If you use those disposable rubber gloves (and one should anyway as used oil is not overly nice stuff) they help with traction to grab it and turn - if you have that sort of access.

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    Thanks for the advice. I have a fairly good strap filter remover but it won't work. I will try to get the Purflux tool. Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inspector Clouseau View Post
    Thanks for the advice. I have a fairly good strap filter remover but it won't work. I will try to get the Purflux tool. Cheers
    In desperate cases use a loop of seat beat self tapped to piece of 1/2 square steel tube.

    Loop the belt around the filter and use your socket set ratchet wrench to tighten.

    Eventually the steel tube "bites" into in the filter and filter, tube and all will turn.

    It's never failed me, but you need enough room next to the filter.
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