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Oil filter change Land Rover Freelander 1997 - 2006 Petrol 1.8

OnDemand step-by-step maintenance & repair BETA

Land Rover
Freelander
1997 - 2006  | 1.8 Oil filter change

  • time 20 minutes
  • difficulty 4
General location of the oil filter
The oil filter is located here
Using an oil filter wrench, unscrew the filter anti-clockwise and remove the old oil filter. Catch any waste oil with a tray. Now clean the area with a paper towel
Before fitting the new filter, smear the sealing ring of the oil filter with a thin film of fresh oil, which makes it easier to remove next time. Now clean the filter area on the engine with a paper towel and screw on the new filter until it touches, then tighten
You are now ready to refill the engine with fresh oil. Open the oil filler cap and use a funnel to avoid spillage
Pour half the new oil in first, wait a minute for the oil to go to the sump, then start adding smaller amounts. Keep checking the dipstick level and fill to the upper mark on the dipstick. DO NOT OVERFILL
Keep checking the dipstick level; it should be just below the MAX level on the dipstick
MAX-MIN dipstick positions
Always replace the dipstick and oil filler cap. Now start the engine and idle for a minute or so. Switch off and check for any leaks. Finally, check the oil level again on the dipstick