Well the air filter for my brothers megane finally arrived today. £9 delivered from
for a genuine Renault filter.
Details of his car: Megane1 2001(51) 1.6 16v K4M.
The only tool you will need to do this job is a T25 screwdriver. Oh an maybe a chicken cup a soup as its cold out there at this time of year.
Ok so the first thing to do is identify the air filter housing. From the picture you can see a large plastic box with a white label on it, I presume this is just to quieten the sound of the air being taken in. this needs to be removed to get at the filter housing. Its secured by a little rubber clip at the front, but its fallen off in this case.
Once its removed you can clearly see the filter housing.
The filter housing is held in place by 2x T25 torx screws.
Once these are removed the filter housing will seperate from the engine with a little wiggling about.
The housing is quite hard to remove from its location because of the size of it, a little bit of fiddling and its out.
As you can see in the next pic, the filter was very dirty on my brothers car compared with a nice new one.
there is nothing difficult about replacing the new filter and the housing, just a simple reverse of what has been done so far.
On the black box that fits onto the housing, there is a rubber seal around the end of it, this can be a little tricky to fit back on.
As the air intake pipe on my brothers car was no longer in one piece i used some 'duct' or 'duck' as some may call it to fix it.
This is a very simple job to do, takes around 15mins to complete. Almost seems silly to make a post on it but I hope its useful to someone on the forum.