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Hmmm Alfa GT - can't find the oil filter??

Does anyone know where the oil filter is on the GT 1.9JTD 16V engine - I have done a methodical search - even removed the undertray and can't find it.

Of course the handbook does not mention such basic items - Alfa obviously think all GT owners would not dirty their hands changing an oil filter. I assume it must be some type of paper element as there is definitely no screw on filter on this engine
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Re: Alfa GT - can't find the oil filter??

Just checked on ePER, it is in the normal place but it has a protective cover over it to shield it from the heat of the turbo.
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Thanks - That's what i was thinking - where did you check it - is that a website?
Might be handy for other enquiries if it is
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ePER is a computer program used by Alfa Dealers. You can get it on eBAY.
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I tried to download ePER from eDonkey without success - guys my car is up on the stand without oil - can't put in the new oil till I find the oil filter - pity Dave C could not be more specific as to its location.

It must be the same as in the 147 so it should be well known???

The filter is not obvious or in the 'normal place' wherever that is - as I have searched the entire engine - of course the Alfa dealer was not able to help either

Me:.......Where is the oil filter located in the engine?
Garage:..Don't really know - they put covers on those engines you see
Me:....... Do I have to take off the undertray?
Garage: Mmmm - can't say - I never did that job.

The idea of checking with someone who did know of course never occurred to them. That's the problem here the dealer is not located in the same building where the servicing is done and nobody knows anything service related.

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Just done a search under 'filters' but could not find anything - plenty about air & pollen filters but all I could find was this thread - not sure what he is talking about

http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/showt...ghlight=filter (k&n goodness)
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Where has he got to
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Signatures only appear in your first post in a thread.

As for the oil filter, sorry can't help as my version of ePER is too old to feature the GT

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Ahh, hang on, might be able to help...back in a bit.

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Re: Alfa GT - can't find the oil filter??

Going by David C words it had to be somewhere in the circle:

Hope this helps:

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Re: Alfa GT - can't find the oil filter??

I was told by the garage that once I used the recommended oil & filter it would not affect my warranty so this is the screw on type filter that my local Fiat dealer supplied to me ( Fiat/Alfa have the same distributor in Ireland) so its not exactly small.

Thanks for the engine pic Alfajack but I have looked in that area with great care and can't find any housing or cover which would hold the oil filter.

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Item "5" in the attached pic.
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I know its not a GT jtd engine but this may help u out.Its a view of the underneath of a normal twinspark engine.The black round lump of metal by the red/blue Aeroquip hose fittings is the oil filter.Hope this helps u out.The filter is usually just to the side of and underneath the oil sump itself.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y92...o/MVC-008S.jpg
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Thanks Dave & Paddy - just back in from it - mission accomplished at last . Found the filter myself as well - it can only be seen from looking under the engine - its near the turbo - ie; to the left front side of the engine as you look at it from the front. It is well hidden being covered with a stainless steel cover. Two nuts hold it on - being an Alfa these are naturally of differing sizes - one being quite difficult to reach.
Needless to say the undertray has to come off - a tricky job in itself being held on by five allen key screw on fasteners at the front and 4 10mm bolts at the rear.
It takes 5 litres of Synthetic 10W 40 oil (this includes the filter capacity)
I can just imagine an apprentice garage worker fiddling with that undertray - requires care to replace properly - obviously the most important being not to loose any of the 9 retaining bolts.
Not a job for the average diy mechanic requires ramps and a pretty wide selection of tools.
It is also a job that has to be done with the engine cold - too near the turbo and I am sure the heat from it would make the job impossible on a hot engine.

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Just one point I forgot in my above post is that it is not necessary to remove the undertray if you only want to change the engine oil as the plug is accessable towards the rear of the sump. Opening it requires a large allen key.
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I didn't realise you were trying to do it with the undertray still in place... yes that would have made it difficult to see the filter
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Just one point I forgot in my above post is that it is not necessary to remove the undertray if you only want to change the engine oil as the plug is accessable towards the rear of the sump. Opening it requires a large allen key.
This info is handy to have on record here for future reference of the membership
Just changed oil and filter on my "56" GT 1.9jtd without removing undertray (mine secured by Torx not Allens) without too much trouble.............just jacked up O/S, crawled underneath and did it. Filter cover held on by 1x10mm nut and 1x13mm nut
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Just changed oil and filter on my "56" GT 1.9jtd without removing undertray (mine secured by Torx not Allens) without too much trouble.............just jacked up O/S, crawled underneath and did it. Filter cover held on by 1x10mm nut and 1x13mm nut
i'm sure the guy who wanted to know, 6 years ago will be interested lol.

but seriously, i didn't think you could even see it with the undertray still on!

welcome to the board by the way. have you tried to change the air filter yet? set aside some time!
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5 years on again and people (i.e. me)are still getting underneath and saying where the bleeders is the filter? So useful, thanks all.
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