Renault Scenic 1.9dCI 04 plate.
Tried to do a quick "between service"
& filter change last weekend and ended up spending two days on the job.
filter stuck like it was welded on - serviced by Renault Aldershot 6000 miles ago.
Tried strap wrenches,
filter wrenches all no success - mainly because of the lack of space from above or below and therefore no leverage room.
Eventually resorted to removing the whole front of the car - front plastics, metal bumper, air scoops, intercooler, and moving air conditioning condenser and finally removing the electric fan and moving the radiator forward.
The extra space finally permitted leverage for a normal
filter wrench to work but I saw that I started moving the
pump housing as well that the filter is mounted to, before the filter finally letting go.
Bugger of a job!
Upside - discovered that the intercooler had jumped out of its mounts and have now made a small mod to prevent this in future.
Downside - have to find out why the intercooler is wet with
seals no doubt.
The Scenic IIs are great cars but just one thing after another.
Thank heavens for you guys!!