How to Replace a Land Rover Oil Filter

Replacing a Land Rover oil filter is a quick task anyone can do at home. By replacing the oil filter yourself, you’ll be saving a some money in labor.

This tutorial will guide you through the oil filter replacement process.

Ordering an OEM Replacement Oil Filter

Land Rover oil filters

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The first step is to order a replacement oil filter. There are two different types of oil filters you can get: OEM and aftermarket. We strongly advise against installing an aftermarket oil filter in your Land Rover for the reasons outlined here.

If you’re thinking about ordering an aftermarket oil filter because OEM oil filters are pretty pricey, we have good news: you can find a great deal on genuine OEM oil filters on our website. We offer steep discounts for all genuine OEM Land Rover parts.

When you have your replacement oil filter, you can go ahead and replace the old oil filter in your Land Rover.

Safety Tips to Remember Before Starting the Replacement Process

  1. Let your Land Rover cool down before starting the project. If you replace the oil filter right after using the vehicle, you’ll be dealing with hot oil.
  2. Since you’ll be draining the oil and replacing the oil filter (which has a lot of residual oil in it), you’ll likely get oil on your hands and clothes. So be sure to wear old clothes and gloves while doing this.

The 10-Minute Process

Change oil

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Depending on your Land Rover model, the oil filter can be accessed from the engine bay. The oil filter replacement is a really easy process that’s outlined below. Please note that this set of instructions is based on a Land Rover Freelander 2, but you can still apply it to other Land Rover models. Without further ado, here’s the step-by-step tutorial:

  1. Slide an oil drain pan directly underneath the oil drain plug.
  2. Remove the plug and then let the oil drain into the pan.
  3. With a clean rag, wipe down the drain plug and then set aside.
  4. The oil filter is located in the front of the engine, and it should be easily visible and accessible when you open the hood. With your hand or a filter wrench, turn the oil filter counterclockwise until it comes loose. Remove it.
  5. If your new oil filter comes with a housing, simply screw the new filter back in. If your new oil filter doesn’t come with a housing, pull the old filter out of the housing and then clean the housing. Put the new filter into the housing and then screw it back into the engine.
  6. Put the oil drain plug back in.
  7. Fill up the engine with new oil. Make sure that the oil level is normal. Start the engine and make sure there is no seepage around the oil filter.

If you have any questions or if you need clarification about something, you’re welcome to contact us.