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Air filter change Volkswagen Golf 2009 - 2012 Diesel 2.0 TDi

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Volkswagen Golf 2009 - 2012  | 2.0 TDi Air filter change

  • time 5 to 45 minutes
  • difficulty 2
1 The air cleaner is located in front of the battery in the left-hand front corner of the engine compartment.
2 Undo the cover retaining screws and lift the air cleaner cover, taking care not to put any strain on the intake ducting and air mass meter (see illustration) . Where necessary, unclip the vacuum hose at the side to access one of the screws.
Undo the retaining screws …
3 With the cover raised, withdraw the air filter element, noting how it is fitted (see illustration) .
… and lift off the upper cover
4 Remove any debris that may have collected inside the air cleaner.
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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