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Air filter element renewal (Every 30 000 miles or 3 years)
Routine maintenance and servicing / Air filter element renewal (Every 30 000 miles or 3 years)


1 The air filter element is located in the air cleaner assembly on the left-hand side of the engine compartment. Release the clips, and lift the air cleaner cover (see illustrations). If the additional working clearance is required, unclip the cover from the air mass meter, and withdraw it completely.

29.1A Release the wire clips to detach the cover from the air cleaner
29.1A Release the wire clips to detach the cover from the air cleaner assembly . . .

29.1B . . . noting the long clip normally hidden by the battery . . .
29.1B . . . noting the long clip normally hidden by the battery . . .

2 Lift out the element, and wipe out the housing (see illustration). Check that no foreign matter is visible, either in the air intake or in the air mass meter.

29.2 . . . lift the element out of the housing, and wipe out its interior
29.2 . . . lift the element out of the housing, and wipe out its interior before fitting the new element

3 If carrying out a routine service, the element must be renewed regardless of its apparent condition; note that the small foam filter in the rear right-hand corner of the air cleaner housing must be cleaned whenever the air filter element is renewed (see Section 30).

4 If you are checking the element for any other reason, inspect its lower surface; if it is oily or very dirty, renew the element. If it is only moderately dusty, it can be re-used by blowing it clean from the upper to the lower surface with compressed air. Because it is a pleated-paper type filter, it cannot be washed or re-oiled. If it cannot be cleaned satisfactorily with compressed air, discard and renew it.

Warning: Wear eye protection when using compressed air!

Caution: Never drive the vehicle with the air cleaner filter element removed. Excessive engine wear could result, and backfiring could even cause a fire under the bonnet.

5 Refitting is the reverse of the removal procedure. Ensure that the element and cover are securely seated, so that unfiltered air cannot enter the engine.


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