The air filter element is located in the air cleaner assembly at the front of the engine compartment. Pull out the engine oil level dipstick, remove the oil filler cap and pull the plastic cover on the top of the engine upwards from its mountings (see illustration).
Remove the engine oil level dipstick and pull the plastic cover upwards from the engine
Undo the screws and lift up the air cleaner cover (see illustration).
Undo the screws, lift up the cover…
Lift out the element, noting its direction of fitting, and wipe out the housing (see illustration).
…and remove the air filter element
If carrying out a routine service, the element must be renewed regardless of its apparent condition.
If you are checking the element for any other reason, inspect its lower surface; if it is oily or very dirty, renew the element. If it is only moderately dusty, it can be re-used by blowing it clean with compressed air.
Fit the new element using a reversal of the removal procedure
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