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Okay here's a write up for an air filter change. Some things may vary since I have no heat shields but this should get you through it for the most part.

Tool needed-
Phillips screwdriver

Parts needed-
New airfilter

Begin.

1.Open the hood



2.Disconnect maf. (push down on clip and pull wire harness to your right)


3.Unscrew your hose clamp.


4.Pull coolant line off of box:
here

and here


5.For more maneuverability you can pull up on these two small hoses to dissconnect
them from the rubber intake tube.


6.Push forward on these two brass clips that hold the airbox lid on from the front.
They will swing forward and remain on the bottom of the airbox so no need to worry
about them falling off.
Here on the right side

and here on the left side


Optional step:
If you want to remove the top of the airbox completely then you will have to
unscrew the screw to the left (be careful that little bugger is easy to lose) and either
unclip the wire to the right (leaving the clip on the box) or use a pair of needle nose
pliers or flat head screwdriver to get the clip off of the airbox. (leaving it on the wire)
btw you may have to take the top rear strut top bar off to get it out if you have
heat shields still.


7.Now pull up on the front of the airbox (by maf sensor) and rubber tube.
Then while holding airbox up push down on rubber tube, like this.


8.Now slide the box forward to release the back retainers for the airbox.
Here's what they look like.


9.Now your airbox should be free to pull up and expose your filter. You may have
to lift up on it enough to get your old filter out and then try to slip your new one in.
I'm able to slide the box over to the right since I don't have any heat shields in.
Just make sure the filter fits in flush with the box and your in good shape.
 

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10.Now make sure when you put your box back on to slide the back retainers in
like they were. Make sure they line up like my pic in step 8.

11.Now slide your rubber intake tube to the right side like this:


12.Then slide it over the top of the airbox. Now lift the front of the airbox (by the maf)
and line it up with the bottom of the rubber intake tube. Now you should be able to push
down on the airbox and tube to form this:


13.Now just push down and pull the tube tight to form a good seal.

14.Tighten your hose clamp down.


15.Clip both brass hooks back.
Here on the right side

and here on the left side


16.Plug maf wire harness back into maf.


17.Put coolant line back into place:
here

and here


18.Reconnect two small tubes back to rubber intake tube.


(if you did the optional step make sure to screw your left screw back in and
wire and clamp on the right side back to box)


19.Clean up and your ready to go. :icon_thumright:
 

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Thanks, SC! You rock.

One question, though--is your car built backwards? My frunk only has the spare tire, plastics, and other miscellaneous bits. My engine's in the back. :icon_razz:
 

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (hokiemule @ Oct 15 2008, 01:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
Thanks, SC! You rock.

One question, though--is your car built backwards? My frunk only has the spare tire, plastics, and other miscellaneous bits. My engine's in the back. :icon_razz:[/b]
:eusa_doh:

:icon_lol:
Idk why I did that. :icon_lol:

yw!
 

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Bean'sShadow @ Oct 15 2008, 01:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
Great write up, SC. This thread reminds me how grateful I am to have an aftermarket intake. :icon_thumright:[/b]
Thanks, I would like to get one if che ends up making his. If not I will just go custom. :icon_mrgreen:

<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (OmesMR2 @ Oct 15 2008, 01:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
Thanks so much for this... it's a great help![/b]
yw
 

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Not bad sc, not bad at all :icon_thumright:
 

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Thank you Jeremy!
 

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Brad @ Oct 15 2008, 11:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
Might as well take some MAF cleaner and hit that while ur at it too :icon_thumright:[/b]
Can't hurt!

<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (MrZ-MR2 @ Oct 16 2008, 02:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
Thank you Jeremy![/b]
Sure thing buddy. :icon_thumright:
 

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Any hints about making it easier to refasten the brass clamp between the air box and battery? The other one's pretty easy--just put a little pressure on the curved part of the clamp with one finger and push the top part over the filter box top. I couldn't get to the other one well enough to do that, and couldn't get it reclamped. It was already unclamped, which makes me think Mr. T (who did the last air filter change, right before I bought the car) couldn't get it, either.
 

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Hokie, I think the entire process is made much easier by removing the rear strut bar before attempting the change out. Yes, it takes a few extra minutes before and after, but the free space it gives you to work with more than makes up for the inconvenience. The torque specs for both sets of bolts are easily found with a search. JMHO. I hope this helps.
 

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (hokiemule @ Oct 16 2008, 10:26 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
Any hints about making it easier to refasten the brass clamp between the air box and battery? The other one's pretty easy--just put a little pressure on the curved part of the clamp with one finger and push the top part over the filter box top. I couldn't get to the other one well enough to do that, and couldn't get it reclamped.[/b]
hm, if you loosen the battery and slide it forward, that clamp is much easier to reach and get enough force on it so it'll fasten. I want to add a comment, but no matter how I word it, it just comes out wrong... :naughty: :eusa_silenced: :eusa_snooty:
 
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