Oil filter cap removal.

Discussion in 'Engine' started by Tetleysmooth, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. Tetleysmooth

    Tetleysmooth Active Member

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    I've got a 1996 C280 with the straight six engine.
    I tried to do an oil change today, but couldn't remove the filter cap.
    I know there are tools for this job, but there's a few different sizes. 74mm 76mm etc. 14 flute?
    I just don't know, so could anyone here tell me please?
    Thanks in advance.

    p.s. I tried to move it with an oil filter strap, but no go. My mate from down the road had a chain, but I said nooooooo.
     
  2. Tinkerer

    Tinkerer Active Member

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    Can't tell you what size it is, sorry, I use a strap (you do have to grit your teeth the first time if it is really tight) but you can get a universal kit from machine mart for £41.99 order code 040215222 apparently there is a vehicle application list but I don't know if you can get sight of this before purchase. Otherwise measure it and count the flutes ..... hope this helps.
     
  3. chubbs111

    chubbs111 Active Member

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    i bought one made by laser from my local factors only cost £4.99 and it fits my sons vw golf so a bonus really 74mm 14 flutes
     
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    Tetleysmooth

    Tetleysmooth Active Member

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    Thanks for the replies so far chaps, I was just hoping someone had come across this problem before with the 2.8 straight six.
     
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    Tetleysmooth

    Tetleysmooth Active Member

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    Job done.
    Thanks everyone.
     

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