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Air filter change Volkswagen Golf 2004 - 2008 Petrol 1.6

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Volkswagen Golf 2004 - 2008  | 1.6 Air filter change

  • time 5 to 45 minutes
  • difficulty 1

Engine codes BCA, BAG, BKG, BLF, BLN, BLP, AXX, BPY and BWA

1 The air filter element is located in the engine top cover. First, remove the engine oil dipstick (see illustration) .
Remove the engine oil dipstick . . .
2 Release each corner of the engine top cover by pulling sharply upwards. This will also release the air cleaner housing from the throttle valve module/housing (see illustration) .
. . . lift the engine top cover/air cleaner . . .
3 Disconnect the wiring from the inlet air temperature sensor (see illustration) .
. . . then disconnect the wiring from the inlet air temperature sensor . . .
4 Disconnect the crankshaft ventilation hose from the air cleaner housing or camshaft housing, and lift the assembly from the engine (see illustration) .
. . . and disconnect the crankcase ventilation hose from the camshaft housing
5 With the assembly inverted on the bench, if necessary remove the rubber grommet, then undo the screw and remove the air temperature sensor (see illustrations) .
Remove the rubber grommet . . .
. . . and air temperature sensor
6 Undo the screws and separate the air cleaner housing from the top cover, then remove the filter element (see illustrations) .
Undo the screws . . .
. . . separate the air cleaner housing . . .
. . . then remove the filter element
7 Fit the new filter element using a reversal of the removal procedure.

Engine code BUD

8 The air cleaner is located on the inlet manifold at the rear of the engine. First, press down the clips and release the air inlet duct from the engine compartment front crossmember.
9 At the front left-hand corner, disconnect the hose from the non-return valve.
10 Release the right-hand rear and left-hand front corners by pulling sharply upwards.
11 With the assembly on the bench, undo the screws and remove the cover, then remove the air filter element.
12 Fit the new filter element using a reversal of the removal procedure.

Engine codes BGU, BSE, BSF, AXW, BLX, BLY, BLR, BVX, BVY and BVZ

13 The air cleaner is located in front of the battery on the left-hand side of the engine compartment. First, remove the engine top cover.
14 Undo the screws and remove the lid from the air cleaner.
15 Undo the screw and slide out the clamp, then remove the filter element from the housing.
16 Fit the new filter element using a reversal of the removal procedure.
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