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2017 - 991 Air filter design dilemma ?

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After being away from this site for almost 2 years, due to my old 996 getting wrecked by my UK friend visiting, with me in it !  ( That's another story )

Anyhow, I just bought a new 2017 Porsche 911-991. 

I love to do a lot of the maintenance myself, as I did on my old 996, but was quite surprised the way things have changed over the last 15 years ! (My old 996 was a 2002)

The main thing that really shocked me was the access to the twin turbo  air filters ! (all 2017 911's have twin turbos now) 

It appears you have to actually remove the rear bumper to access the air filters !

Why the hell they designed it like that is anyone's guess ? But considering I've only had it for 3 days it appears that's the only way.

Anyone have any ideas on this ?  I'm really frustrated about it, and if I do decide to take it to the dealer, any idea of the cost , to replace the air filters ? Thanks Britdave 

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11 hours ago, JFP in PA said:

Do a search, servicing the 991 air filters has been covered before.  Not fun, but doable.

Ok thanks, but I looked on here, and couldn't find anything  and very little on the 2017 ,s ? I guess it's because they are so new ? 

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On 11/15/2017 at 3:27 PM, JFP in PA said:

OK then try this video:  How to change a 991 air filters   This is for 2112+ 991 cars.



the design isn't that bad....fender bolts holds verticle support and tail light hold support horizontal support, there isn't any drag coeffeicnet challenges at the back end, I would love to try to convert these oem  to quarter turn dzus  fasteners and that would be awesome!!  lol

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