"Does the oil filter just screw off" - well, that depends on whether it's stuck on or not. Many are difficult to remove. If it's the same 1.9TD in the 306 that's in my ZX, and it probably is, then it wants 4 litres to get it to the middle of min and max on the dipstick.
really would suggest you get a haynes manual as it covers a lot of the basic servicing stuff. also you'll probably need a filter wrench to remove the oil filter, i personally find the strap variety to be the best, or the old screwdriver hammered through it method will work but is messy
I normally put in 4 1/4 litres to bring the level to a fraction below the max notch on the dipstick.
The oil filter can be a right pain to remove, especially if it has been screwed on tight and/or if it has been on for a long time. I have a chain wrench which I have found works fine in removing the filter. Other than that, these cars are an abosolute doddle on which to perform basic servicing.
Hey Guys, I have just purchased 306 td (R reg) and having a few problems with what can only be described as sprayed oil over the engine? It isnt leaking onto the road but it does have a faint smell once driven. I dont know that much about cars but have had the hood up and had a look around. It seems that the oil fitre is new (ish) but around it there is the sprayed oil.
Am i to understand that these things can play up if not attached properly? or the fact that it may just be bust?
My question is that if I take this off will I need to change the oil? Or can it just be put back on with no worries? I think I can get hold of the wrench but could do with a helping opinion off someone who may knoiw more that I do, Namely all of you.....
Have you checked at the torque sensor? The ATF(power steering fluid) could spew through the valve if its faulty. Just check to be sure.If its ATF,then don't drive your car coz your pump will be gone soon.