heres another diy for you guys. Please remember safety first and be sure of what you are doing i don't like being responsible of anything but yes its my responsibility to caution you.
the engine bay has a lot of moving parts and can injure you seriously or even kill you.
The engine bay is very hot and you can be burnt seriously
the area where we will be working around has a stubborn fan which loves to wake up anytime it feels, and snap your fingers if you trespass its house.
my advice here never leave the keys in the ignition system, keep it in your pocket to prevent that irritating mishap of the keys getting locked in and you pulling your hair in frustration.
Preferably do these dies when the engine is cold.
never wash the air filter just used compressed air or dust it lightly against a wall. Unless you have an aftermarket filter and manufacture recommends you wash it and oil it ( i have no experience with these after market filters)
Be gentle while opening any locks they can break of and as we all know the after effects of that happening (like on my friends macbook he broke a keyboard cable lock and the only way through was changing the main board which costed the same as a brand new one)
Then the coolant that liquid will be hot and will scald your skin. Never open up any radiator caps or reserve tanks while the engine is of as it will always be hot and the radiator caps are pressurized, some cars have the reserve tanks pressurized just like chevrolets.
If the coolant is low use only distilled water, or add diluted coolant which has been diluted in the ratio of 1 part coolant one part water. the coolant should never be mixed in the ratio over 75%coolant and 25% water or 30%coolant and 70% water.( mixing depends on ambient temperature but 50-50 is safest)
wash your hands with soap thoroughly as your body seriously hates those chemicals in the coolant.
And have fun.
since we guys have services at 10K intervals doing this 2-3 times in between the intervals gives better performance and economy. never
run the engine without the filter installed and the filter box securely shut. The air filter
. (these steps can also be used while replacing a filter)
-open up the hood and secure it in place.
-locate the filter box its in front of the battery.
- there are 2 locks
- open them out wards carefully
- slide the filter housing the one on top towards the right and lift up
- remove the filter
- airflow is from bottom to top, the bottom portion will be dusty, so while blowing air blow air from the top, while dusting pat the dusty region against the wall or floor gently
- clean the inside of the filter housing to remove leaves and dust use a dry paint brush or a vacuum .
- place the filter back in, it will fit in only one direction.
- put the cover back by keeping it a bit towards the right and then slide it towards the left so it goes into the slots on the left, hold down the housing while you put the locks back in place. coolant
- check your coolant it should be between min and maximum. never let it go below minimum, and never fill it over maximum. as when the engine gets hot coolant will flow into the reservoir and may overflow.
- the coolant required is written in the manual or you can use distilled water just for topping up. the steps here is for a petrol engine
the coolant reservoir is in front of the engine hidden on the left of the radiator.
-pop open the cap and remove it along with the tube attached.
- slide out the extender and turn it anti clockwise to secure it and fill in.
-when your done turn it clockwise and slide it in and put the cap back in till its shut tight
for diesel(based on assumptions)
the resevior will be on the left of the engine bay
-open the cap
- fill in coolant
- close it tightly(do not overnight)
if you ever find any issues with you auto climate control a/c
perform these steps and the the display will throw up a code if any and then you just check with the list below to find your fault. steps
the car will have to be in the on position before ignition or the engine can be on.
start the ac.
then hold the off button and press mode button four times while holding off
then the diagnosis begins and let got of the button.
soon a code will be displayed.
to exit press the off button and the a/c will switch to auto mode.
ac diagnostic codes
00 = Normal
11 = In-car temparature sensor open
12 = In-car temparature sensor short
13 = Ambient temparature sensor open
14 = Ambient temparature sensor short
17 = Evaporator temparature sensor open
18 = Evaporator temparature sensor short
19 = Temparature control actuator feed back open
20 = Temparature control actuatore failure
21 = Mode Control actuator open
21 = Mode control actuator short
22 = Mode control actuator failure
25 = Intake potentiometer open
25 = Intake potentiometer short
26 = Intake potentiometer failure
did a check of my engine oil at the same time.
the oil should be at the f mark. and not over it.(company overfills it but its with all cars)
if its below f add in more oil
the levels should be checked while engine is cold preferably and on a leveled road.
if you just used the car no issues wait at least 15 minutes for the oil to settle back and be careful of hot surfaces.
i topped up my oil and heres how it looks after 4000kms
and heres the engine coating although it doesn't seem to good its fine.
bazooka please take the extended warranty anytime within 2 years as it is a saviour for many.