Just did my first oil and filter change on my 172 today..... geeez I dont fancy doing that too often.Getting the filter off is a pain in the a$$ .... are there any methods for removing it.I undone it using a chain filter wrench and by jamming my arm down the right hand side of the manifold.Do Renault have a special tool to reach down there or do they remove something? Just curious.
I ended up filling up with Castrol Magnatec 10-40.... Renault told me they use semi-synthetic in the 172?!? ... they also could supply Mobil 1 at £9.41 per litre !!! blimey.