Replacing the oil filter (and oil) on a Peugeot Partner Combi 1.6HDi
- A 21mm socket to undo the sump plug
- A 27mm deep socket to remove the oil filter cap
- Plenty of Plenty or other kitchen towel to deal with the mess
I have to confess that I did not have such a big socket to undo the oil filter cap and tried various other possibilities without success. Mine was on quite tight. I gave up and ordered a 27mm deep socket through Amazon.
Removing the sump plug
My Partner Combi has a sump guard underneath. It is not necessary to remove this as there is an access hole in it for the sump plug. If you are facing the car, it is on the left of the sump guard just between the wheels. The plug is at the bottom of the sump so the oil comes out vertically. This is a distinct advantage over other vehicles I have had where the sump plug is at an angle on a corner. The oil spurts out at an angle and then, as flow decreases, it then falls vertically. This makes it difficult to position a container to catch all the oil. With the Partner, it is easier to set up a container to catch the oil.
I am not going to give any more advice on changing the oil, as I am clearly not an expert at it. I always seem to end up with a right mess with the used oil going everywhere.
Removing items to get access to the oil filter
First, remove the air intake on the right of the engine. Undo the bayonet fitting shown, unclip the pipe at the back and pull out the intake duct.
Removing the oil filter
In the front of the engine to the right, you can now see the oil filter cap with its hexagonal protrusion.
Fitting the new filter
New and old filters
Run the engine for a short while and then recheck the oil level. It is probably a good idea to take it for a test drive and then, at the end of the drive, recheck the oil level and check for oil leaks.
If you want to reset the service indicator, I can recommend an article on the topic on the website www.peugeotdiesel.com. It is not that difficult.
Article dated: 01 August 2011