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Title: Broken oil filter cap
Post by: denboy on October 17, 2015, 12:50:16 pm
HELP..!!
I have broken the oil filter cap on my 2008 2.0 Galaxy tdci Ghia, it was on so tight I tried to undo it with a 27mm socket, I heard a crack and saw oil seeping out the top of it, as you can imagine my issues are: where can I get a new one today? how am I now going to get the old one off, I cannot drive it so cannot get it to a garage.
Many thanks in advance
Den
Title: Re: Broken oil filter cap
Post by: insanitybeard on October 17, 2015, 01:06:34 pm
You'll struggle to get one from a factors I think, neither GSF or Euro list 'em. If you need it now your only hope is a local Ford dealer but most of their parts departments will be shut on a Saturday afternoon (if our local one is anything to go by). I would think there's a good chance a decent sized dealer would carry it in stock, Ford part number if the parts diagrams are to be believed is 1303477 (http://eucatparts.com/?action=cat_ford_part&s_id_part=1199429&s_id_model=118&s_code_image=D011153314) (item 6A832). As for getting the old one off, you'll either have to resort to a chisel or if you can get a strap type wrench round the circumference of the cap that might do it.
Title: Re: Broken oil filter cap
Post by: denboy on October 18, 2015, 08:58:01 am
Thanks Paul, I couldn't find one on the ford sites, I tried calling my local ford but got no answer, I found one on ebay 'Neat Car Parts' they're called, for £12.50 best they can do is delivery Tuesday. As for the old one, I got some pretty hefty grips round it but it would not budge, I couldn't believe it, a bit of plastic, I ended up chiseling it out with a screwdriver as you said, that took some doing as well. Now I wait till Tuesday with no car, oh well..!!
Thanks mate
Title: Re: Broken oil filter cap
Post by: insanitybeard on October 18, 2015, 12:16:55 pm
Ford parts Uk (http://www.fordpartsuk.com/shop/search.php?keywords=1303477) have got 'em but you still won't get it before Tuesday if you mail order it. At least you got the old one off! It is a worry with those plastic filter caps, some people wind 'em back on so tight when refitting when there's no need, it's the O-ring that forms the seal, not the amount of torque you apply to the cap! It's only meant to be about 20-25nm (usually says on the cap as well).