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My Name: Rat Boy

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Model: C3 2009-2013, New shape (A51)
Year: 2010 (60)
Engine Size: 1.4 i
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 3500
Trim Level: VTR+
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: Yes
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Engine name: DV4 16-valve diesel (90 PS)

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Hi, How hard is it to change the engine oil and filter on a 2011 C3 HDI 1.4 Diesel?
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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2002 (52)
Engine Size: 1.4 (16v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
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DPF: No
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Rat Boy wrote:Hi, How hard is it to change the engine oil and filter on a 2011 C3 HDI 1.4 Diesel?
Not at all hard. Its a regular service item.

Disposing of the used engine oil takes a degree of responsibility.

UK waste engine oil disposal locations.

Click here for the correct filter and oil for the C3 models.
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Model: C3 2006-2009, Facelift model
Year: 2008 (08)
Engine Size: 1.4 (8v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 103
Trim Level: VTR+
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)

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Hi, I tried to change my oil the other day. Instead of removing the sump plug, I tried to use a vacuum pump to suck the oil out through the dipstick tube. For some reason the pump tube would not go right to the bottom of the dipstick tube so could only draw a small amount of oil out. Also it turned out the motor factors had given me the wrong oil filter, so I just replaced the old filter and topped the oil back up. I will have to tackle the oil change again when I get chance.
But to answer your question, the under engine cover needs to be removed. The sump drain plug is easily accessible. To get access to the oil filter it is necessary to remove the air induction pipe which just simply clicks out, you can then remove the filter housing with a 27mm socket.
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steveo59 wrote:Hi, I tried to change my oil the other day. Instead of removing the sump plug,
This is not the correct way to change the oil.

The oil should be drained out of the sump via that sump plug. If the engine is hot, the oil will flow more quickly, but it will be very hot - use gloves.

Change the filter after draining the oil, but before putting fresh oil in.

Replace the sump plug properly before refilling with the correct quantity of the right oil.

Have a look at this list to find the correct oil for your engine.
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