and Filter Change
This is a pictorial record of my 2.0 16v Petrol Renault Grande Espace
You follow this at your own risk, if it all goes horribly wrong for you it is your problem.
First make sure you have all the tools needed to do the job.
The front of the car will need to be raised to give you access to the sump
The easiest way is on a hydraulic ramp, but it is unlikely you will have one of those.
A pair of ramps you can drive the front wheels onto is also an option.
Without either of these luxuries you're back to using a jack and axle stands.
Do NOT under any circumstances venture under a vehicle without proper axle stands, jacks break and you really don't want 2 tonnes of car on your head.
A trolley jack is quickest, I use a bottle jack, but theres no reason you couldn't use the car's spare wheel jack to raise it to a point you can put the axle stands in.
The Espace uses an 8mm square drive for the sump plug, I got one off
for £4 + £2 p+p.
is horrid stuff to get on your skin so use gloves. Marrigolds or if you have a Latex allergy like me Nitrile.
filter remover. There are three main types, the chain or fabric band that wrap around the filter, the claw type or a hammer and chisel.
The former are difficult to use and I have found prone to slipping, losing knuckle skin is painful.
The claw type I recommend, cost around £15 but well worth it if only to save frustration.
Hammer and chisel are not recomended because they make a mess and leave lots of sharp edges to cut yourself on.
catcher, some kind of pan to catch the
, make sure it holds at least 5L or it'll go all over the floor.
Measuring jug and funnel, you'll need to see how much
you put in, with a funnel less goes over your shoes.
Newspaper, to catch the drips, and a rag or two to wipe things down.
Then go to your local motor parts store and purchase
* Sump plug washer
I went to Halfords but your Renault dealer or another should be able to help.
Halfords lookup charts told me to get HOF266 (
filter) £7.29, 15W40 Semi Synthetic
5L £15.99 and a Renault sump plug washer £0.99.
So to work.....