- Unspring the three clips from the filter housing
- Loosen the wingnut bolt holding the filter in place
- Remove the washer [sometimes this sticks to the filter case]
- Pull out the air filter
To change the air filter on a Shogun Sport/Pajero Sport/Montero Sport is a very simple process. The steps above are for the 2.5td 4D56 engine.
While we have not covered many miles this year the driving we have done has been in the Andalucian countryside which is tremendously dusty.
Removing the air filter and giving it a thorough blow out with the vacuum is something that we usually do a couple of times a year however after seeing how dirty the filter was this time we’ll be upping the frequency and perhaps even cleaning it once a month depending on where we’ve been.
Dust, dust and more dust, it just keeps coming. It took a good ten minutes with the hoover to clear the filter so that nothing was left. The dust in southern Spain is also very fine – not good for the engine.
So cleaning the filter is something that we’ll be doing more regularly. The standard service on the Shogun Sport [first generation] is every 5000 miles according to Mitsubishi. We’ve just gone over that this year, with the oil change and a good going over ready for the forthcoming ITV we’ll be changing the filter too.
After two years of ownership and using the Shogun for what it was designed to be used for it has held up very well indeed, look after it and it will look after you. Next up will be some attention to the brakes and a new battery for the winter.