Maintenance - Major Service

6. Renew the air filter element

Note that in severe conditions the air filter element should be cleaned, blowing from the top surface downwards with a blast of compressed air and removing any large particles of dirt with a soft-bristled brush, at the minor service interval. At the major service interval the element should be removed as described in Chapter 5 - Fuel & Oil and discarded.

Fit a new element, ensuring that it is seated correctly, as described, and secure the filter top half by springing the retaining clips into place. A light application of grease around the sealing edges will help provide a good seal in very wet or dusty conditions.

Filter casing top half is secured by spring clips

Ensure air filter element is correctly refitted to prevent entry of dirt into engine