New member - New (old) Almera

Hi all, great forum by the way!
Just bought myself a 2004 Almera 2.2 DCI SXE, mileage 44k, the guy has changed oil, filter etc himself at home, fair bit of history with the motor.

I'm pretty much a noob with cars, but feel a project coming on with this Almera. My first thoughts are to give the enginee some TLC, I've searched the forum and found several things I'd like to do, at home, as a DIY project.

Oil + Filter change - Found the oil to use on forum

Fuel Filter - necessary?

Clean MAF (Mass Air Flow sensor)

Also thinking about changing the air filter - any suggestions?

I have already researched the airbag light flashing, will check all connections under the seats as well as perform the reset procedure here

Sorry if this information has been posted before!

Thanks very much!

Last edited:
Well if anyone is interested.

Oil & Filter changed.
Fuel Filter changed.
Air filter changed.
MAF cleaned.
EGR Valve cleaned.
Air Bag light fixed with link in this forum.
Fuel pump/ECU reset done.
New discs & pads all round.
Caliper piston repair kits done.

Passed MOT with flying colours.

45K on the clock.

Next is to clean the Air Intake with Wynns spray cleaner.
Top Bottom