UN­DER­BON­NET CHECKS & FIL­TERS

Car Mechanics (UK) - - Diy Servicing -

CHECK FLUID LEV­ELS

The coolant, power steer­ing fluid, wind­screen wash and brake fluid can all be checked from within the en­gine bay – see the an­no­tated un­der­bon­net pho­to­graph for more in­for­ma­tion. Brake fluid should be DOT 4. Coolant should be a pink colour. The power steer­ing fluid should be ATF.

GREASE BON­NET RE­LEASE

Ap­ply grease over the two bon­net catches lo­cated along the front slam panel. Check that the safety catch on the un­der­side of the bon­net has not seized be­cause it pre­vents the bon­net fly­ing up when driv­ing – lu­bri­cate it if it’s stiff. Grease should also be ap­plied to the hinges for the doors and boot.

RE­NEW AIR FIL­TER

The air fil­ter is lo­cated in­side a plas­tic hous­ing at the front of the en­gine bay. Undo seven crosshead screws for the lid of the hous­ing, then ex­tract the old fil­ter. Re­move any de­bris from in­side the air fil­ter hous­ing be­fore fit­ting the new fil­ter ele­ment.

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