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Old 01-28-2016, 06:51 PM
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How to get air filter panel out..?

Hi,
I am buggered if I can work out how to get the filter panel out,
watched a you tube diy for removal..
I removed engine cover,
battery cover,
then un-did clips,
but I cant get enough clearance to get it out,
should the box section push back toward the engine, or does the whole box pop out above the mounting point?
Any tips? I thought this should be fairly easy..
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Originally Posted by sinkas View Post
Hi,
I am buggered if I can work out how to get the filter panel out,
watched a you tube diy for removal..
I removed engine cover,
battery cover,
then un-did clips,
but I cant get enough clearance to get it out,
should the box section push back toward the engine, or does the whole box pop out above the mounting point?
Any tips? I thought this should be fairly easy..
It's not really easy. It's a pain, stupid design if you ask me.
You have to push the whole thing back pretty forcefully.
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Old 01-28-2016, 07:47 PM
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Cheers for the reply,
good to know I am not just completely hopeless,
Ill give it a gently forceful push back and see if I can get the bastard out...
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Well bugger me I fiddked around and still could not get the bastard out.
Are there clips/attachments on the rear of the box?
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Well bugger me I fiddked around and still could not get the bastard out.
Are there clips/attachments on the rear of the box?
There are posts in the bottom, and in the front.
There is a DIY thread about it.
Also, I lube the rubber grommets on the bottom with silicone spray because the first time I did it, one of them fell out onto the radiator.
They can jam the fans and cause them to fail and possibly overheating.

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I've had a set of coils for about a year, & I can't figure out how to remove the SII air box. The filter video
- this worked for me a few times. need extra hands to hold the two clips out of the way when installing the new filter
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Nah, just follow the instructions in BigCajun's post above yours. Don't be afraid to put some force into it.
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^^That's a quick way, but I didn't like the crushing sound it made when he reinstalled it, something wasn't sitting right and he kind of forced it back into place.
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^^That's a quick way, but I didn't like the crushing sound it made when he reinstalled it, something wasn't sitting right and he kind of forced it back into place.
I'm glad you pointed that out, I haven't watched the videos in a long time, and forgot something.
The oval intake duct on the front of the box mates with a corresponding oval.
The first time I did mine, when putting it back together, I didn't line up the oval intake duct on the front of the box correctly and cracked it.
I used superglue to fix the crack.
I think that's the noise in the video, not getting the duct lines up correctly can damage the duct.

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The air filter assembly is a pain to work with. I asked the tech at the dealership to show me how he did it, he sort of shoved it in to pop it out and made it look easy. I didn't mess with it until recently when I changed the plugs and coils which required complete removal--then I saw one of the two bottom posts on the air box was broken, probably from that last time it was shoved in/out.
It seems the only good way to change the air filter it is to unclamp the hose and remove a few other pieces that are in the way.
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It's really not that hard.

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