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Is there a twinair oil change guide?

Hello, is there a step by step guide for a twinair oil change or even better a video to follow, floating around? All I seem to find is info and questions about the oil itself.

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Re: Is there a twinair oil change guide?

@Phils panda - think you've done one?
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Re: Is there a twinair oil change guide?

My Panda TA is about due for an oil change, so I'll produce a guide if I have the time (and if no-one beats me to it). In the meantime I took some photos last year, which may be of help.
I can't remember details like what size tools I used, or what had to be removed for access, so this is a very rough guide:

Warm the oil (so it flows better), by running the engine, without getting it hot enough to hurt you if it splashes.
If driving the car onto ramps, do it now. I think I just raised it slightly on axle stands.
Take the keys out, so no-one can start the car before the new oil is in !
Open the filler cap / dipstick assembly, so air can flow in as the oil flows out.

Put an oil tray or other suitable container under the sump, so that the oil will flow into it.
Undo the sump plug:
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If replacing the washer, the measurements are shown on the next photo (14mm inner diameter, 16mm outer diameter):
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The next couple of photos may be useful if they need to be removed for access to the oil filter:
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The oil filter housing is shown, with paper around it:
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This has to be screwed off, after it has drained:
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The oil filter pulls off the plastic housing, and it is fitted quite tightly:
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After cleaning the housing, fit the new filter.
Make sure the O-ring is in position on the housing:
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Screw the housing back into position, taking great care not to cross or damage the threads. This doesn't need to be overly tight - remember it is plastic and you will need to unscrew it without breaking it next oil change.

Re-fit the sump plug. Normal advice is to reverse or replace the washer.
I can't remember what torque I used.

re-fit any other bits you removed.

Now to re-fill with the correct oil. It is very important not to over-fill, so give it time to flow down. (Remember that the dipstick has been designed the same colour as the new oil, to make it as difficult as possible to read).

Wait perhaps 20 minutes; re-check the oil level; start and run the engine briefly; wait a while (20 minutes again ?) and re-check the oil level, topping up if necessary. Repeat as necessary.
If over-filled, loosen / remove sump plug to drain a bit out.

Other people please add anything I've missed. I've prepared this quite quickly, without checking through, so I may have missed something obvious !
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