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How to change the air filter on a Range Rover DSE

Air filter housing showing location of clipsHaving taken delivery of my Range Rover DSE, the first thing I wanted to do was give it a basic service.

I had noticed on the drive home the engine seemed to be a little hesitant, and there was whiffs of black smoke out the exhaust on higher rev's, which usually indicates overfueling (or not enough air!).

So as the air filter is a cheap service item that is easy to replace it was the first thing I did! Its a very easy job, and this is how you do it!

Changing the air filter on a Range Rover

Air filter housing showing location of clipsOn a Range Rover, the air filter is located on the right hand side inner wing and is square in shape.
1: Undo the clips on the air filter box. (see pic)

2: Lift up the lid and remove the old air filter.

3: Clean any debris from the bottom of the air filter box. You might find dust/dirt and leaves in the bottom, so clean everything out.

4: Fit the new air filter

5: Replace the lid, and fasten the clips.

That's it, a simple operation that takes less than 5 minutes.

The dirty de-formed air filterThe difference between the old and new air filtersThe new air filter in place

As you can see from the photos, the old filter was restricting the air flow so much, the suction was deforming the filter! I wonder how long this filter has been in place!

The result: Much better throttle response, noticeable from the moment you pull away. Job done!

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