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Old 07-02-2003, 05:14 AM
neileg neileg is offline
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Drilling holes will introduce swarf into the filter. There is a small chance this will get into your engine. Driving a screwdriver into the filter casing seems a whole lot cruder, but reduces (but does not eliminate) the chance of creating swarf or other particles.

Just my opinion. I've never changed a filter on a 201 2.6. The 201 2.0 I had was the easiest filter I have ever changed.
Cheers, Neil
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