Vectra Oil Filter & Plugs Location

Discussion in 'Vectra' started by group_stuff_etc, Jun 9, 2006.

  1. (X Reg / 1.8 Ecotec)

    On the front of the engine adjacent the Cat' is an aluminium casting
    with the name of a filter manufacturer (Hengst) on it, on the end is a
    24mm hexagon. I assume is the oil filter casing into which I pop a new
    element - or does it come complete? i.e. like my old J reg escort.

    While changing the oil & filter I'll replace the air filter (no problem
    locating that) and take a look at the plugs. Removing the plastic
    Ecotec cover exposes a distribution rail over the centre of the engine
    - presumably if I remove the Torx screws securing the rail it gives me
    access to the plugs.

    Can anyone confirm if my assumptions are correct?
     
    group_stuff_etc, Jun 9, 2006
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    me140 Guest

    The 24mm top part comes undone - if you are lucky and it hasn't been over
    tightened in the past.
    The plugs are under the black coil pack - just undo the screws.
     
    me140, Jun 9, 2006
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    Mike Guest

    Pop into your local kwik fit and see if they do oil/filter changes. Mine do
    it on our cars for £10, and thats with semi-synthetic. Got to say though
    that No 1 son
    works there, but I know other people who get it done for same price.
    Mentioned son as I can be sure I'm really getting semi.
     
    Mike, Jun 9, 2006
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    anonguy Guest

    Called Kwik-Fit.... price, inc filter £17.95 (multigrade) / £23.95
    (semi Mobil 1)
     
    anonguy, Jun 10, 2006
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    anonguy Guest

    PS

    I'd have been surprised to be quoted £10 given their tyre prices!

    In Derby there's a long established family run business that beat
    Kwik-Fit hands down on Like4Like tyres without haggling, and not just a
    few pence or couple of quid either.

    But thanks for the suggestion and your comments anyway
     
    anonguy, Jun 10, 2006
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    Mike Guest

    Called on No. 1 son at work and mentioned that our zaf was soon in need of
    filter&oil. he mumbled something about about it having gone up a bit but
    that he would "sort something out". Ah well, I suppose it help to have
    connections....:)

    Mike


    PS

    I'd have been surprised to be quoted £10 given their tyre prices!

    In Derby there's a long established family run business that beat
    Kwik-Fit hands down on Like4Like tyres without haggling, and not just a
    few pence or couple of quid either.

    But thanks for the suggestion and your comments anyway
     
    Mike, Jun 10, 2006
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