oil filter removal

Do you have any tips on which tools to use in place of special tools, or know the sizes of important fixings?
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how do you get the oil fillter out of the 1.6 c3 i found the black holder how do you get in it :roll:


Citroen C3 oil filter removal help
Citroen C3 oil filter removal help
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If its like the 1.4 diesel, it nothing like the old metal can that you grab and turn with both hands.

There is a large hex head moulded into the black oil filter cover. Attach a socket to the 27mm hex head (like this one - click here) coupled to a Extension Bar and unscrew the whole cover with your teebar or ratchet handle.

This 27mm will also fit:
27mm Hexagon Socket Chrome Vanadium 1/2-inch Drive

oil filter removal socket of a Citroen C3
oil filter removal socket of a Citroen C3
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If space is restricted, a Oil Filter Socket 27mm (from here) may help.

Professional Citroen C3 Oil Filter Housing Removal Tool
Professional Citroen C3 Oil Filter Housing Removal Tool
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The whole cover comes off, with the paper filter inside the cover.

The old filter just pulls out of the black cover and the new one aligns a spigot into a hole in the cover and it all screws back into place. (replacing the big o-ring, if it has one).

You can get a new oil filter for your Citroen C3 by clicking this link to Euro Car Parts.
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I have found some pictures of the Citroen C3 Oil Filter housing that needs to be removed to replace the oil filter.
Citroen C3 oil filter housing with moulded nut
Citroen C3 oil filter housing with moulded nut
The moulded nut takes a 27mm socket
Citroen C3 oil filter housing takes a 27mm socket to unscrew.
Citroen C3 oil filter housing takes a 27mm socket to unscrew.
Which allows the oil filter housing to be unscrewed, bringing the oil filter and some used engine oil with it.
Citroen C3 oil filter removal
Citroen C3 oil filter removal
The filter needs a good pull to detach it from the filter housing and the new filter needs a push to engage it with the filter housing. The new filter has a spigot which should be positioned facing out and at the lowest point (you can see the hole in the engine that the spigot fits into).

Fit the new o-ring seal around the filter housing and ensure its not twisted.

You can find the correct oil filter for your C3 here: at Euro Car Parts (click here).

Oil Filter for a Citroen C3
Oil Filter for a Citroen C3
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This is a new oil filter for a C3 I am sure you can imagine what the old one that is removed will look like :lol:
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Whilst this is the intention, the plastic may not be up to the job depending on how tight its been screwed down, I resorted to the Stilson Wrench on the outside of the cover which enabled greater leverage although did little for its appearance, still better than ripping the thing apart and having to drive 60 miles round trip to buy another!!! Plastic and nut are two words that should never appear in the same sentence.
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Just doing this now. All working fine. Removed a plastic air vent tube to give access to the filter housing. One grub screw to do this.

Then used ordinary wrench.


The actual filter is very resistant to a good pulling which is why I'm checking here. But it sounds like I just need to persevere.
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