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  1. camadoor

    camadoor New Member

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    Hi, really silly question, but i need to change the oil in my car, but i cannot find the oil sump plug, its not underneath, and is the oil filter visible looking down on the car? is it that brack cap to the right of the engine?

    many thanks
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    minidriver New Member

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    oil change

    Just about to do one myself on 2001 corsa sxi 1.2. On that the filter is to the right of the engine as you say. The drain plug is a very small round plug at the back of the sump, its a torx tx45 you need to get it off. The plug itself is aluminium and only tightened to 7lbs, leastwise thats what the manual says. Apparently alot of people burr the plug...thats what the guy at the spare parts told me. Let me know how you get on.
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    Go to a Vauxhall agent for a genuine filter. They are as cheap as the H*lf*rds ones, and the right part. The black plastic housing just unscrews, and the filter element unclips. The housing is only hand tight.
    While you are at Vauxhall, get a pollen filter. (I think all Corsa C have one.)

    To change pollen filter.
    From the front, lift up the rubber strip at the back of the engine in front of the window.
    Ignore the little torqx screw.
    Lift up the top black flap at the rim where the rubber was. The top comes up, and you can see the battery leads. The leads unclip and pull forwards, and you can lift the whole of the black scuttle up at the front and see the filter. The two clips at the top lift up, and it pulls out.

    Worth checking if you have one. If you haven't and the rim with two clips is there, fit one.

    I forgot, get a new o-ring for the drain plug too from vauxhall. If your plug is chewed up, a new plug isn't dear, and the old one wil come out if you carefully file flats on it, or use a pipe wrench.
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    camadoor New Member

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    Thanks

    Guess I know what I'm doing tomorrow :p

    thanks

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