Oil filter problem

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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2003 (53)
Engine Size: 1.4 (8v)
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 80000
Trim Level: Other
Gearbox: Automatic PRND
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD
Engine name: TU3 (75 PS)
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Model: C3 2006-2009, Facelift model
Year: 2006 (56)
Engine Size: 1.4 (8v)
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 60000
Trim Level: Desire
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: Yes
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Engine name: TU3 (75 PS)

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I have finally worked out where this mystery plastic bit goes. It is the guard that you referred to & is a perfect fit around the spring in the housing, however when this is fitted It is not possible to insert the filter as it is in the way.
I found this plastic guard loose behind the aluminium casing & I’m beginning to think that this was never fitted to the filter & was left there by a previous owner who had the same problem as me.
I have fitted the new filter without this bit & driving the car with no problems.
I would love to resolve this puzzle but I think this is going to remain a mystery.
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