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secuuda

Any Pictures On Changing The Air Filter On The 987

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Hi People,

Is there any one that has pictures or is there a video or some how to, in order to change the air filter on my 2007 Boxster.

I have decided to put in a new BMC filter and would like to know the procedure on replacing the filter.

Does the soft top have to be partialy open or what has to be removed.

Secuuda

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It's easy to replace the filter, but it does take some time to gain access. You are correct, you have to partially open the top to the "service position". This is explained in your owner's manual or you can download the owner's manual in electronic format from this website. You then remove the carpet and the aluminum cover to the engine compartment. The filter element is in a black plastic casing on the driver's side, if I remember, you have to undo a screw to get it out. I believe this has been covered on Caymanclub.net with photos - click on "articles" then click on "service items" on that website. The photos depict a Cayman, but the engine compartment is the same of course.

good luck

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Hi People,

Is there any one that has pictures or is there a video or some how to, in order to change the air filter on my 2007 Boxster.

I have decided to put in a new BMC filter and would like to know the procedure on replacing the filter.

Does the soft top have to be partialy open or what has to be removed.

Secuuda

Secuuda; I posted this a few weeks ago on Babblers Forum and here it is again. I don't have pictures, but the text is carefully worded. It's a 30 minute job. Follow the directions in the owners manual regarding access to the top of the engine. Open the top about 1 to 2 feet and remove the ignition key for safety. Lift up and secure the rear window with the velcro strap. Pop out the ball shaped fasteners held in place with stainless wire. Remove the upper storage compartment. Remove the rubber backed carpet to expose the aluminum engine cover. Remove the engine cover. Here is my posting "Well I just finished replacing the engine air filter P/N 987-110-133-00 in my 2006 Boxter, and have some notes to post. First of all there is little or no maintenance information on any 2005 and up (Model 987) on the web. Most sites specialize in the earlier 986. The air box on the 2006 is still on the left side of the engine. The curved black plastic air filter cover is held in place by 2 small phillips screws. Remove these and lift up on the cover. Once the cover is off, the filter is visible. The front (forward) end of the air filter is held in place by another small phillips screw. The back end of the filter is press fitted into the air box housing. Remove this screw and gently pull and wiggle the filter straight forward to the front of the car. Tilt up and remove the filter. On the forward part of the filter there is a black plastic hanger attached with a central screw. Clean this and attach on the new filter. Get the shop vac and clean out the whole air box. The new filter can then go in. Once in place I had to firmly (and I mean firmly) pull the filter assembly rearward until I could feel it slip into place. (You do this while laying over the trunk with a blanket over the paint) Put the filter cover back on and the job is finished. Now, go get a beer and pat yourself on the back for saving hundreds of dollars. The whole job takes about 20 minutes. I'm assuming you already know how to remove the engine compartment lid and rubber backed carpeting. This is clearly outlined in the owners manual. Good luck!"

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I will also add that getting the new filter over the plastic housing can be helped by first warming the end of the new filter with a hair drier for a couple of minutes to soften the plastic. Plus the addition of wd-40 (applied with a cloth) to the inner end of the filter will also help.

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Hey guys, we are talking about 06's and 07's here, are you changing the filter because it is obviously dirty?

I usually like to maintain my care at or above the factory recommendations but my 06 only has 24,000 km and the air filter replacement recommendation for a 987 is 60,000 km (40,000 miles)...

I know that Secuuda wanted to put in a non-stock filter, so I am curious why you would feel the need to replace the stock element so soon?

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Hey guys, we are talking about 06's and 07's here, are you changing the filter because it is obviously dirty?

I usually like to maintain my care at or above the factory recommendations but my 06 only has 24,000 km and the air filter replacement recommendation for a 987 is 60,000 km (40,000 miles)...

I know that Secuuda wanted to put in a non-stock filter, so I am curious why you would feel the need to replace the stock element so soon?

I replaced my air filter sooner because I thought that it would be dirty due to the sand/salt that's used on the roads here during winter. It takes a while for the city/town workers to clean the sand up after winter, so there's always a lot of airborne dust in the spring months. When I got my used oil analysis back, there were no indications of dirt ingestion (look for Si/Al in an ~3.4:1 ration) so I basically changed it for nothing (was at 17000 miles). If you're in a non-dusty area, getting to 40000 miles on the filter would be easy.

BTW, when you do decide to change the filter, use Nick_USA's advice -- I wish I thought of that when I did mine -- it took me 20 minutes (although 15 of the 20 were spent cussing) trying to align the filter element to slide over the mount since I didn't want to distort any of the filter paper.

Regards,

paul...

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Hey guys, we are talking about 06's and 07's here, are you changing the filter because it is obviously dirty?

I usually like to maintain my care at or above the factory recommendations but my 06 only has 24,000 km and the air filter replacement recommendation for a 987 is 60,000 km (40,000 miles)...

I know that Secuuda wanted to put in a non-stock filter, so I am curious why you would feel the need to replace the stock element so soon?

I replaced my air filter sooner because I thought that it would be dirty due to the sand/salt that's used on the roads here during winter. It takes a while for the city/town workers to clean the sand up after winter, so there's always a lot of airborne dust in the spring months. When I got my used oil analysis back, there were no indications of dirt ingestion (look for Si/Al in an ~3.4:1 ration) so I basically changed it for nothing (was at 17000 miles). If you're in a non-dusty area, getting to 40000 miles on the filter would be easy.

BTW, when you do decide to change the filter, use Nick_USA's advice -- I wish I thought of that when I did mine -- it took me 20 minutes (although 15 of the 20 were spent cussing) trying to align the filter element to slide over the mount since I didn't want to distort any of the filter paper.

Regards,

paul...

That makes sense, where I live it is pretty clean so the filter would likely last through the service interval without a problem...

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