OIL & FIL­TER

Car Mechanics (UK) - - Diy Servicing -

RE­NEW POLLEN FIL­TER

Re­move the plas­tic trim plugs se­cur­ing the scut­tle panel cover. Prise up the cover, but don’t re­move it, then ex­tract the old pollen fil­ter un­der­neath. Re­move all leaves and de­bris be­fore fit­ting a new one. Dirt around the fil­ter could block a drain hole for the in­ner wing, re­sult­ing in the fil­ter be­ing flooded and the heater dam­aged.

DRAIN EN­GINE OIL

Run the en­gine for a few min­utes to warm the oil, then switch it off and undo the 13mm sump plug. Up to six litres of oil will drain out, so have a suit­able con­tainer ready to catch it. Leave it for sev­eral min­utes to al­low the oil to drain fully.

RE­NEW OIL FIL­TER

The spin-on oil fil­ter can be ac­cessed from un­der­neath the en­gine. Place a cloth over the ex­haust down­pipe to stop oil drip­ping onto it. There’s just enough space to squeeze in a pair of wa­ter pump pli­ers or a chain-type fil­ter wrench. Add a smear of fresh oil to the seal of the new fil­ter to pre­vent it be­ing torn when it’s fit­ted. Only hand-tighten the new fil­ter.

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