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Air filter change Volkswagen Golf 2009 - 2012 Diesel 1.6 TDi

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Volkswagen Golf 2009 - 2012  | 1.6 TDi Air filter change

  • time 5 to 45 minutes
  • difficulty 2
1 The air filter is located in front of the battery in the left-hand front corner of the engine compartment, as viewed from the driver's seat
2 Undo the cover retaining screws and lift the air filter cover, taking care not to put any strain on the intake ducting and air mass meter. Where necessary, unclip the vacuum hose at the side to access one of the screws
3 With the cover raised, withdraw the air filter element, noting how it is fitted
4 Remove any debris that may have collected inside the air filter housing
5 Fit a new air filter element in position, ensuring that the edges are securely seated
6 Refit the lid and tighten the screws
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