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IF YOU CREATE A PROBLEM AFTER FOLLOWING THIS GUIDE YOU MAY VOID YOUR WARRANTY.

This is a really easy job, well done to the designers who created an air filter that doesn't need any tools to access.

Here is the new genuine filter in its bag. Locate the air box behind the battery.

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Air box:

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Squeeze the tabs on either side of the box and pull the tray up at the same time. Index fingers on the tabs, thumbs gripping the top to pull out.

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Pull it straight up:

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Old filter in the tray:

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New filter vs. old filter:

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Clean in here with a vac if there are leaves etc.

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Remove old filter from tray and replace with the new one.

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Slide the tray back in and make sure it is secure:

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All done!

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I fitted a K&N 33-3007 to my Stepway, cannot say that I have noticed any improvement in 'go' or mpg, but at least I will never have to change it again, just wash it out now and then !! ;)
 

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I fitted a K&N 33-3007 to my Stepway, cannot say that I have noticed any improvement in 'go' or mpg, but at least I will never have to change it again, just wash it out now and then !! ;)
But K&N filters need oiling my little padawan and as your car runs a Maf it can seriously damage the sensor..this is a good post and the kind of post a forum needs ..the filter change was one of the things I first looked at and it was an easy change as shown in the guide..the other was how to get to the oil filter ..also shown by another poster..with prospective members of dacia cars looking for how do we do its ..I feel its this kind of post that will bring good rep to this forum..well done to Dizplay and to any member following his example.. :)
 

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But K&N filters need oiling my little padawan and as your car runs a Maf it can seriously damage the sensor..this is a good post and the kind of post a forum needs ..the filter change was one of the things I first looked at and it was an easy change as shown in the guide..the other was how to get to the oil filter ..also shown by another poster..with prospective members of dacia cars looking for how do we do its ..I feel its this kind of post that will bring good rep to this forum..well done to Dizplay and to any member following his example.. :)
I have a K&N cleaning and 'oiling' kit. I know that I have to make sure it's 'dry', to make sure no damage to the MAF occurs, before refitting ! ;)
 

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I have a K&N cleaning and 'oiling' kit. I know that I have to make sure it's 'dry', to make sure no damage to the MAF occurs, before refitting ! ;)
Just thought I would give you fair warning,I have friends that have come unstuck using them..would have been better off with a cotton gauze type if you can get one..personally they are a waste of time give no improvement of BHP and are two expensive when you work out filters can be bought cheap enough and last a fair amount of time..your choice so no more to be said.. :)
 

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Just thought I would give you fair warning,I have friends that have come unstuck using them..would have been better off with a cotton gauze type if you can get one..personally they are a waste of time give no improvement of BHP and are two expensive when you work out filters can be bought cheap enough and last a fair amount of time..your choice so no more to be said.. :)
Just thought that I'd give the K&N a try ! After all, it's only money !! :eek:
 

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But K&N filters need oiling my little padawan and as your car runs a Maf it can seriously damage the sensor..this is a good post and the kind of post a forum needs ..the filter change was one of the things I first looked at and it was an easy change as shown in the guide..the other was how to get to the oil filter ..also shown by another poster..with prospective members of dacia cars looking for how do we do its ..I feel its this kind of post that will bring good rep to this forum..well done to Dizplay and to any member following his example.. :)
Thanks, so far I have created photo guides for oil change, air filter and cabin filter replacement. My goal is to document all the servicing procedure as I do it.

I have appreciated photo guides on other car forums so I thought I would make some for the Dacia because there aren't many websites in English about the Dacia models.

Just thought I would give you fair warning,I have friends that have come unstuck using them..would have been better off with a cotton gauze type if you can get one..personally they are a waste of time give no improvement of BHP and are two expensive when you work out filters can be bought cheap enough and last a fair amount of time..your choice so no more to be said.. :)
I have also heard about the oil from washable filters gumming up the MAF but I've never felt the need to fit that style of filter. I think as long as you don't over saturate the filter with oil it should be OK but personally I wouldn't bother fitting them as replacing it is cheap and easy.

I fitted a K&N 33-3007 to my Stepway, cannot say that I have noticed any improvement in 'go' or mpg, but at least I will never have to change it again, just wash it out now and then !! ;)
Out of interest, did you choose the K&N over standard because you were hoping to improve performance or fuel economy or because its a lifetime washable filter?
 

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Dizplay :- Out of interest, did you choose the K&N over standard because you were hoping to improve performance or fuel economy or because its a lifetime washable filter?

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Roger :- A bit of them all ! ;)
 

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Just thought I would give you fair warning,I have friends that have come unstuck using them..would have been better off with a cotton gauze type if you can get one..personally they are a waste of time give no improvement of BHP and are two expensive when you work out filters can be bought cheap enough and last a fair amount of time..your choice so no more to be said.. :)
The spray oil is quite tacky / sticky. However, I would let it dry before going WOT. I have used several on different vehicles over many years and feel more confident it is trapping fine particles (dust). I prefer its aural sensation to the high metallic pitched (Oh! I can hear my turbo spooling) noise a low restriction paper or cotton gauze one provides. I love that low guttural induction noise at full tilt.

MAFs should be cleaned periodically anyway. Some use carb cleaner aerosol, but I prefer electrical contact solvent thinking it is probably less aggressive. Just be careful to not damage the O-ring. Give it a slight twist before lifting out. I apply petroleum (Vaseline) or preferably, naval jelly to ensure an airtight fit and to ease the next removal.

Actually, one should calibrate the MAF, if one can access the appropriate ECU map 2D table (non-linear voltage x g/s - yes, even non-metrics use g/s) using the LTFT in the closed loop portion and AFR difference (commanded vs actual) in open loop.
 

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My mechanic has a kid who comes in with a laptop to do all the electrical stuff and reading your post Dust Buster I can see why ????
 

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My mechanic has a kid who comes in with a laptop to do all the electrical stuff and reading your post Dust Buster I can see why
I didn't mean to sound all superior or worse, not communicate properly at all (like some kids?). Let me try again. The mass airflow (MAF) is just two wires dangling in the airstream. Simplistically (see potentiometers for more details), the more the wires are deflected, the more it registers a voltage change. Being analogue, it registers different voltage with low deflection vs high deflection (non-linear). Being mass produced, the computer (engine control unit - ECU) is mapped to reflect the "average" voltage differences at low and high deflection. What is mapped against the voltages? The answer is grams / second. So, the ECU uses the MAF table with the fuel tables to determine the amount of fuel to inject (pulse width).

My previous statement referred to more accurately reflecting the actual g/s for the specific vehicle's MAF in the MAF table (instead of using an industry "average") to get the air fuel ratio (AFR) correct.

Let me know if you want to know how to calibrate the MAF. I don't want to be thought of as talking down to anyone if this is common knowledge.
 

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Hi dizplay. Thank you for your guides. A couples of questions:
1. Do you have a guide for draining/filling the AT on a 2010 1.6 petrol?
2. Which ATF fluid is required?
3. Are there any English repair manuals for this car?
Thanks.
Jeff
 

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Hi dizplay. Thank you for your guides. A couples of questions:
1. Do you have a guide for draining/filling the AT on a 2010 1.6 petrol?
2. Which ATF fluid is required?
3. Are there any English repair manuals for this car?
Thanks.
Jeff
Hi, sorry I don't have this information. You can look at the Shell or Castrol websites, they can tell you the correct ATF. Look at some guide for Renault AT if you don't find a Dacia one.
 
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