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I HAVE ALL THE DISK AND INFO SHEETS TO MY RX8, AND I SPENT TWO HOURS SEARCHING FOR A SHORT CUT OR A SIMPLE WAY TO REMOVE THE AIR BOX HOUSING. LMAO, I READ THIS ARTICLE AND REMOVE MY BOW LESS THAN A MINUTE.
Thanks.. That's how it is.. the design isn't THAT stupid anymore...
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anyone else having trouble when replacing the airbox that the lower centre rubber grommet keeps falling out the bottom into the radiator fans?
it's really beginning to annoy me as each time I put the airbox back in it falls into the radiator and I have to take out the lower tray to fish the grommet back out
This is probably the single most important post in this thread! That grommet does not stay in like the rest and drops directly in to the fan.
Pay VERY close attention to it when you are pushing the box back in and feel around to make sure it is still there once the box is reinstalled! This just happened to me 2x in a row and I finally just left it out also. It is kind of a pain to fish it out but an 18" grabber tool worked for me (the type with the little prongs on the end that you open and close from the top).
I found that there is an useless plastic clip where the air box inlet gets pulled up. It looks like a little hook, no use in sight. I simply cut it and the air box now is so much easier to take out
So true about that little plastic hook. I cut it too.
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Any of you guys with K&N filters feel any difference?
its louder..other than that, i dont notice much of a difference, i know there have been at least 2 different variants of the typhoon, the first ones (they look like a double width cone) are the ones that have been known to have an issue with idling, the newer generation was designed to correct that (filter in an inferted cone in a carbon fiber housing), it also comes with a heatsheild that mounts into the same area as to stock air box to try to keep the heated air from getting pulled back into the intake
that being said about the warranty issue, as has been said its really up to the dealer, when my motor failed (04 mt 18,000 miles) the first thing they did was try to blame it on the intake, through a combination of a mechanic who was cool, myself, and a father who was pretty irate over hearing about it (he was the one who had to give me the ride to the dealership) we ended up getting it taken care of under warranty, but it was alot of stress and hassle, over something that shouldnt have been. i go to the other dealership in town and i get compliments about how the car sounds with the new intake. and not a one issue with it being on there
hope some of that awnsered a few of your questions
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That sucks. What were you doing when it broke? Pushing back to pop out the first two posts, or lifting to remove the lower two? I used this technique to remove my airbox this weekend and it worked great. Sorry to hear you had problems with it.
I took the top part of the box off to check the filter. Anyways now theres these two latches that I cant get snapped back, stole the pic to help point it out The box seems to open a tad it seems without those, car seems a little louder too.
Well, I just followed the directions on the first post in order to drop in the K&N filter.
They worked like a charm, but everyone want's pics, so here you go.
- Cesar -
Very Nice DIY, Thanks for the pictures and to the OP. Good to see we are getting more DIYs up on the forums to encourage owners to do things to their cars which make them more marketable. Keep up the good work!
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I used this method for the first time today. Can't believe I've been prying the accordian hose off for the last two years. Very easy, very convenient. Did not see the center grommet that seems to bedevil others. Only two upper and two lower gormmets. Upper driver side grommet came out when removing the box. Was there a design change that eliminated the center grommet or am I missing something?