I have an '07 Sirion 1.3 which is due for an oil change. As it is still within the warranty period I decided to use genuine Diahatsu parts and toddled along to the nearest dealer for a new filter. I was surprised to find it is not a spin-on type but a replacement paper element. The instructions on the box suggest a special tool is required to remove and replace the filter housing. Could anybody confirm whether I will be able to unscrew the filter housing with a normal removal tool, (I have the chain type)? I haven't been under the car yet, and would like to be properly prepared before I start. The last paper element type filter I had to deal with was on a Hillman Imp 35 years ago! Any advice will be gratefully received.
These dealers know how to charge, £10.58 for a paper element and two 'O' rings, and £1.09 for a sump plug washer. Phew!