air filter Citroen DS3 RHD 2013 1.G Owner's Manual
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Limit the causes of excess consumption
Spread loads throughout the vehicle; place the heaviest items in the bottom of the boot, as close as possible to the rear seats.
Limit the loads carried in the vehicle and reduce wind resistance (roof bars, roof rack, bicycle carrier, trailer...). Use a roof box in preference.
Remove roof bars and roof racks after use.
At the end of winter, remove snow tyres and refit your summer tyres.
Observe the recommendations on
Check the tyre pressures regularly, when cold, referring to the label inthe door aperture, driver's side.
Carry out this check in par ticular:
- before a long journey,
- at each change of season,
- after a long period out of use.
Don't forget the spare wheel and the tyres on any trailer or caravan.
Have your vehicle ser viced regularly (engine oil, oil filter, air filter...) andobser ve the schedule of operations recommended by the manufacturer.
When refuelling, do not continue after the third cut-off of the nozzle toavoid any over flow.
At the wheel of your new vehicle, it is only after the first 1 800 miles (3 000 kilometres) that you will see the fuel consumption settle down toa consistent average.
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Vent ilat ion
The air circulating in the passenger compar tment
is filtered and originates either from the outside
via the grille located at the base of the windscreen or from the inside in air recirculation mode.
The incoming air follows various routesdepending on the controls selected by thedriver:
- direct arrival in the passenger compartment (air intake),
- passage through a heating circuit (heating),
- passage through a cooling circuit (air conditioning).The temperature control enables you to obtain
the level of comfor t required by mixing the air of
the various circuits.
The air distribution control enables you to
ffuse the air in the passenger compar tment combining several air vents.
The air flow control enables you to increase or reduce the speed of the ventilation blower.
The controls of this system are grouped
together on control panel Aon the centre console. Depending on the model, the functionsoffered are:
- the level of comfort required,
- air flow,
- air distribution,
- manual or digital air conditioning controls.
Windscreen demisting-defrosting vents. 2.Front side window demisting-defrostingvents.3.Side adjustable air vents. 4.
Central adjustable air vents.
5. Air outlets to the front footwells.
6.Air outlets to the rear footwells.
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Recommendations for ventilation and air conditioning
If after an extended stop in sunshine, the interior temperature is veryhigh, first ventilate the passenger compartment for a few moments. Put the air flow control at a setting high enough to quickly change the air in the passenger compartment.
The air conditioning system does notcontain chlorine and does not present any danger to the ozone layer.
In order for these systems to be fully effective, follow the operation and maintenance guidelines below: )
To obtain an even air distribution, take care not to obstruct the exterior air intake grilles located at the base of the windscreen, the nozzles, the vents and the air outlets, as wellas the air extractor located in the boot. )
Do not cover the sunshine sensor, located on the dashboard; this is used for regulation of the air conditioning system. )
Operate the air conditioning system for at least 5 to 10 minutes, once or twice a monthto keep it in perfect working order. )
Ensure that the passenger compar tment filter is in good condition and have the filter elements replaced regularly. We recommend the use of a combined passenger compar tment filter. Thanks to its special active additive, it contributes to the purification of the air breathed by theoccupants and the cleanliness of the passenger compartment (reduction of allergic symptoms, bad odours and greasy deposits). )
To ensure correct operation of the air conditioning system, you are also advised to haveit checked regularly as recommended in the maintenance and warranty guide. )
If the system does not produce cold air, switch it off and contact a CITROËN dealer or a qualified workshop.
When towing the maximum load on a steep gradient in high temperatures, switching off theair conditioning increases the available engine power and so improves the towing ability.
The condensation created by the air conditioning results in a dischargeof water under the vehicle which is perfectly normal.
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Screenwash fluid reservoir. 2.Coolant header tank.3.Air filter.
Brake fluid reservoir.
7. Engine oil dipstick.8.Engine oil filler cap.
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Screenwash fluid reservoir.2.
Coolant header tank.3.
Brake fluid reservoir.5.
7. Engine oil dipstick. 8.Engine oil filler cap.9.
Priming pump (on fuel filter).
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12 V batteryAir filter and passenger compartment filter
Par ticle emission filter (Diesel)
Unless other wise indicated, check these components in accordance with the maintenance and warranty guide and according to your engine.
Other wise, have them checked b
y a CITROËN dealer or a qualified workshop.
The battery does not require any maintenance.
However, check that the terminals are clean
y tightened, particularly in summer and winter.
Refer to the maintenance and
warranty guide for details of the replacement intervals for thesecomponents.
place the oil filter each time the
engine oil is changed.
Refer to the maintenance and
warranty guide for details of the
replacement interval for this component. The presence of this label, in particular with
the Stop & Star t s
ystem, indicates the use of a specific 12 V lead-acid battery with special
technology and specification. The involvement
of a CITROËN dealer or a qualified workshop isessential when replacing or disconnecting the
e start of saturation of thepar ticle filter is indicated by the
temporary illumination of this warning lamp
accompanied by a message in the multi-
As soon as the traffic conditions permit,
regenerate the filter by driving at a speed of at
least 40 mph (60 km/h) until the warning lampgoes off.
If the warning lamp stays on, this indicates a
low additive level.
On a new vehicle, the first particlefilter regeneration operations may be accompanied by a "burning" smell, which is perfectly normal.
Following prolonged operation of thevehicle at very low speed or at idle, you may, in exceptional circumstances,notice the emission of water vapour at the exhaust on acceleration. This does not affect the behaviour of the vehicle or the environment. When carr
ying out work on the battery, refer
to the "12 V battery" section for details of theprecautions to be taken before disconnecting
the battery and following its reconnection.
Depending on the environment (e.g. dustyatmosphere) and the use of the vehicle (e.g. citydriving), replace them twice as often if necessar y.y
A clogged passenger compar tment filter may have
an adverse effect on the per formance of the air
conditioning system and generate undesirable odours.
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