01-01-2016, 05:13 PM
(This post was last modified: 01-01-2016, 05:15 PM by Richard Farmbrough.
Edit Reason: Expanded a little
There are actually some tabs that make removing this lid difficult.
You can see an example at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xe_h8TVDWQk
round about 7 minutes.
Here's a diagram that shows the tabs, two double front and back, and a single at the opposite end from the outlet. (See http://www.donorspares.co.uk/Peugeot-dw8...ngine.html
for the full key - 36 is the bleed screw for draining the filter.)
Yep, came across that little bundle of fun on an earlier C4 of mine. I've always regarded that securing clamp ( pt No 46 in Richards post ), as a problem in the making. It's very easy to unclip the band and to push it away from yourself to remove it from the housing. What tends to happen is the clip then bends at a point close to to No 46 on the piccy as it doesn't "release" all at once. As soon as this happens, you've generated a weak spot and this - in my experience only I should say - then keeps flexing at this point every filter change until it eventually breaks. This will be of course, on a Bank Holiday, last thing before you put the car away for the day, or the day before a long journey. "Sod's law" in action I think !!
When I was an apprentice my mentor used to make me undertake a risk assessment and create a list off any pitfalls to avoid issues such as you mention with the clip, a ball ache to begin with but paid dividends over decades for me. Needless to say " my " apprentices " enjoyed " the same input too.