COVID-19 Coronavirus Message Updated: 17th September
Mail Order Customers:
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Our carrier DHL is operating near normally across the world. Allow an extra day for delivery (2 days for Australia, 6 days for New Zealand), just in case. However, regular international postal services can have additional delays, and are not recommended for anything required within 6 weeks.
  * For the UK only, Royal Mail are delivering the vast majority of orders on time according to our data, but is experiencing higher levels of staff absences, so there may some local delays.
  * We will be working normally and have a large warehouse full of parts that will help keep your car on the road. However, we are beginning to see supply delays from factory lockdowns around the world.
Workshop Customers:
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Following government guidance, we are open as usual. Taking your vehicle to a garage for repairs is a permitted activity (safety) as long as you observe the social distancing rules. We have strict social distancing processes internally and disinfect daily (not least because we have staff in vulnerable groups). In the circumstances, we have had to close our waiting room. Our mechanics wear gloves at all times and we will disinfect your vehicle with our Zaflora sprays on handing back to you. We would respectfully ask you to show our staff the same courtesy. We also have full amount contactless payment systems.
  * MOTs due for renewal from 30th March to 31st July will be extended for six months. However, you are still legally obliged to keep your vehicle in a safe and roadworthy condition, so if you need to use your car in this period, it is still strongly recommended to get one done.







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Changing the oil and filter on a Brera or 159 2.2JTS

Changing the oil and oil filter on a Brera or 159 2.2JTS.

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Using the correct size socket undo the oil filter casing (circled in red).

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Remove the oil filter, note how this filter has started to crush due to contamination.

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Fit new oil seal on housing.

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Clip new oil filter into housing and refit to vehicle.

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To change the oil, first remove the oil filler cap and put it on the slam panel so you cant close the bonnet with it there. Then get the car to a suitable working height and make it safe. Once this is done remove the undertray, It is secured by lots of fastners.

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Remove sump plug and drain oil into a suitable container and then dispose of the oil carefully, you council waste tip may have the facilities to do this for you.

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Replace sump plug washer if damaged.

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Re fit sump plug.

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Fill engine with the correct ammount of oil, replace oil filler cap and run engine up to check for leaks.

Replace undertray and lower vehicle to the ground

Related Links: More Brera spares are available here

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