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What oil to go for?
#16
For the filter use the Mahle OC460, it's tried and tested: http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-62542-mahle ... type-.aspx


RichH Wrote:I may be wrong but don't think you'll get a ratchet on the back of it. The sump plug is (stupidly) level with the chassis cross member so you've not got a lot of clearance.

I use the Draper version of one of these, which you can get a spanner around:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/151276697267
I bought one of those socket type plug keys initially, you can't get a ratchet on the back of it.

I use one similar to the version on the ebay link, works a treat.
VIN# 04708, Grey interior, 5 speed, October 1981
DOC 649
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#17
MikeWard Wrote:For the filter use the Mahle OC460, it's tried and tested: http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-62542-mahle ... type-.aspx


RichH Wrote:I may be wrong but don't think you'll get a ratchet on the back of it. The sump plug is (stupidly) level with the chassis cross member so you've not got a lot of clearance.

I use the Draper version of one of these, which you can get a spanner around:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/151276697267
I bought one of those socket type plug keys initially, you can't get a ratchet on the back of it.

I use one similar to the version on the ebay link, works a treat.

I think I used an open ring spanner or shifter on the opposite end. Just need something to crack the seal initially then it just spins out.
Rissy
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May 1981 vin#1458
"LEX" aka "Wonkey" - Officially used in Britain's Greatest Machines (80's episode) with Chris Barrie.
Grey Wheels
Grooved, flapped Bonnet
Black Leather Interior
Chassis: #1073
Engine: #2839

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2005 BMW M3 E46 Shape 3.246 Straight Six in Velvet Blue
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#18
So I tackled this the other day, used a Halfords HOF206 oil filter in the end as I was in a rush to get it done before a trip away.
Had to exchange my plug key as, you guessed it, not enough room to get my ratchet behind it!
Replaced with one similar to MikeWards ebay link that allows you to use a spanner to turn it.

Since finishing the job I have noticed my oil gauge is through the roof, -vertical in fact. I don't think I knocked the oil pressure sender or cable but need to check. Failing that it could be the sender itself but it was working fine before!
Vin: 4468
DOC No: 758
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#19
Dodgy wire on the end of the sender? Maybe bumped it while playing with the oil filter?

Where's the oil level up to on the dip stick?
Rissy
Chris M. Morionem qui loquitur multus sine cogitatione.
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May 1981 vin#1458
"LEX" aka "Wonkey" - Officially used in Britain's Greatest Machines (80's episode) with Chris Barrie.
Grey Wheels
Grooved, flapped Bonnet
Black Leather Interior
Chassis: #1073
Engine: #2839

Main Car(s):

2005 BMW M3 E46 Shape 3.246 Straight Six in Velvet Blue
1999 Honda Civic MB6 Shape 1.8VTi VTEC in Pirates Black
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#20
Quote:Since finishing the job I have noticed my oil gauge is through the roof, -vertical in fact. I don't think I knocked the oil pressure sender or cable but need to check. Failing that it could be the sender itself but it was working fine before!
Funny mine did exactly the same thing after I changed the oil at the beginning of the year. Though dropped down at idle. Had to change the sender in the end. I put it down to the lack of use the car had had and had pushed some crud up there, but may be another reason.
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VIN#15768 Ex VIN#4584 1972 Bond Bug.
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