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How do you remove the air box?


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Hello all,

As I pull out parts for mods/replacements, I had tried to remove the air box this weekend and was unable to get it out. Is there a special trick to it?

This all started when I needed to remove the MAF and the screws were so rusted that one snapped inside and I had to hack it apart. I was thinking about installing a cold air intake instead so how the heck do you get the old one out?

Thanks,

Chris

1999 Boxster 2.5L 58k Miles

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Hello all,

As I pull out parts for mods/replacements, I had tried to remove the air box this weekend and was unable to get it out. Is there a special trick to it?

This all started when I needed to remove the MAF and the screws were so rusted that one snapped inside and I had to hack it apart. I was thinking about installing a cold air intake instead so how the heck do you get the old one out?

Thanks,

Chris

1999 Boxster 2.5L 58k Miles

You have to loosen off the intake manifold bolts and slide the whole upper part of the intake manifold out of the way. Then when you have the lower bolt for the air box out (most people forget) you can get the box out. Even then it's with great difficulty to get that damnd thing out of the engine bay. It's so tight it's just incredible. After getting the intake manifold slid outta the way and the box loose it was another 20 minutes fighting with it to pry it outta the engine bay. Its so tight it slightly bent side of the metal around the opening to the engine.

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Hello all,

As I pull out parts for mods/replacements, I had tried to remove the air box this weekend and was unable to get it out. Is there a special trick to it?

This all started when I needed to remove the MAF and the screws were so rusted that one snapped inside and I had to hack it apart. I was thinking about installing a cold air intake instead so how the heck do you get the old one out?

Thanks,

Chris

1999 Boxster 2.5L 58k Miles

You have to loosen off the intake manifold bolts and slide the whole upper part of the intake manifold out of the way. Then when you have the lower bolt for the air box out (most people forget) you can get the box out. Even then it's with great difficulty to get that damnd thing out of the engine bay. It's so tight it's just incredible. After getting the intake manifold slid outta the way and the box loose it was another 20 minutes fighting with it to pry it outta the engine bay. Its so tight it slightly bent side of the metal around the opening to the engine.

Yea, I used a special tool called tin snips to get mine out when I put the EVO on. :lol:

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  • 2 months later...

The EVO Hi-Flow produces the most intoxicating induction noise imaginable. I doubt it adds anything in the HP department, but the noise alone is worth every dime. To remove the airbox, big screwdriver and snips...who needs the thing anyway? Mine went into the trash in about twenty pieces...the last thing I wanted to do is loosen the intake manifold and possibly create problems.

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