New Sirion Oil Filter


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!

As far as I know the Sirion

As far as I know the Sirion 1.3 engine is pretty much the same as that of the YRV that I have.

On the YRV the filter is a spin-on type and is vertical, in a cramped position. It would be very difficult to remove with a chain wrench. I bought a special tool to get it off. This looks like a huge socket spanner.

If you look on eBay at item 220299622231 you will see a traditional spin-on filter and if you also look at item 400041735828 you will see the type of filter wrench that's easiest to use. They come in all sorts of sizes. You need to get the right oil filter and check its diameter and number of flats in order to define the right tool for your filter.

YRV Tony

YRV Tony

The 2007 onward Sirion

The 2007 onward Sirion has the 3SZVE 1.3 engine not the K3VE and does'nt have the conventional tin can filter. It has the messy to change paper element as Jorustle said.
You should be able to twist it off using your hands with either a rubber, rigger, garden or other work type glove will help.
The plug on the bottom of the canister i suppose is to allow oil drainage to lesser the mess.
Posted a pic in the image gallery under Cars, sorry Lurch i dont know how to place a pic in the reply. Feel free to shift it or delete it.

Current- 04 Silver YRV TURBO
Past- 91 Black Charade GTti, 89 White Charade GTti, 1998 White 1.3 Hi-Jet.
A friend in need is a friend in deed, a friend always in need, an Effin nuisance!!

Current- 04 Silver YRV TURBO
Past- 91 Charade GTti, 89 Charade GTti, 98 1.3 Hi-Jet.
A friend in need is a friend indeed, a friend always in need, an Effin nuisance Wink

Update: Job Done.

Well, I have spent better Easter Mondays! I repeat an earlier remark, what a palaver. Who on earth at Daihatsu thought this was forward thinking? A simple job which used to take only 5 minutes, (including filling the new spin-on canister with oil), took me 50 minutes and made a big mess into the bargain. Unfortunately it also reinforced my opinion formed over 40 years of car ownership, that when you entrust your vehicle to the motor trade, you cannot trust them to do the job properly. If you want it done by the book, you have to do it yourself.

The car is just 2 years old and was serviced one year ago at a Daihatsu main dealership. What I found was, no washer on the sump plug when there should be a single use only soft metal washer as referred to in the vehicle's handbook, and the drainage plug in the filter housing which should be torqued to 10lbs/ft was so tight that it would not budge and unscrewed the filter housing which meant I could not drain the residual oil and it poured out around the sides of the filter housing. As BobF said "cover the floor".

After cleaning up the mess I tried to release the drain plug. It takes a 3/8 inch square key, (a socket extension will fit) but I struggled to hold the filter housing steady. My chain type filter removal tool, which is designed for use on soft bodied canisters, would not grip the hard alloy of the housing. In the end I dug out the water pump pliers from my plumbing toolbox and they did the job. I cleaned everything thoroughly, replaced the filter element and 'O' rings and reassembled with plenty of fresh oil on the rubber rings, and used the correct torque wrench settings. Hopefully the job will be easier next time.

I wonder if this type of filter is going to be common to all Daihatsus. Mine is the 1.3 but is it on the 1.0 or the 1.5?
In case anybody refers to this thread for guidance I would suggest the following:
Get an oil filter end cap wrench as referred to in this thread by YRV Tony. The main filter body has 14 flats around which measured a tight 64mm across. There is a 65/14 wrench available.

Always remove the drain plug first. If the filter housing moves, brace it until you can release the plug. There is a plastic nozzle included in the new filter kit which, when inserted opens a flap allowing residual oil to drain. A 1/2 inch tube or hose can be attached to the nozzle to allow drainage into a container. Should reduce the mess.

Use plenty of fresh oil around the new 'O' rings to aid reassembly, and only tighten to the specified torque. You do nobody any favours by overtightening.

The torque settings are 18 lbs/ft for the housing and 10 lbs/ft for the drain plug.

The filter element kit part number is: 01452-B1010.

The photograph posted in the Cars gallery by DaihatsuDave is an excellent reference.

Phew! This has taken me longer to type than it took me to do the job, but if it helps somebody else avoid the pitfalls it was worth it.

Regards to all.

Replacement PAPER filter for 05 Sirion

I have been blessed with the version that has a paper filter and have changed them before. Can original Daihatsu paper oil filters still be obtained (if so, from where) or does anyone have a recommended source for the many compatible types that I see such as those on eBay. I dont want to mess up the engine of this wonderful car for the sake of a few quid wasted on a poor quality filter. Thanks

(I very much like the new shape Sirion)

Oil Filter


I have been replacing these filters for many years and I use the BluePrint brand ones ADD62109 – I have compared one next to a genuine one and they are an exact copy and high quality. The cheapest I have found are from Kimber car parts. At £6.48 you shouldn’t grimble. BluePrint make very good stuff.

Incidentally having just the paper type is better than the spin-off/spin-on canisters because at least you can see what the filter actually looks like. Have a look on the www at some of the horror stories of what can be found inside a canister type and you will never trust one again.

As for removing the filter bowl I use the item below with a rag around the bowl to prevent damage. Don’t bother about the little plastic drain thing in the filter kit and save yourself the grief of undoing the big nut drain plug. Just remove the whole filter bowl and be done with it.

Good luck