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Old 12-10-2011, 12:31 PM
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Default Air filter change - Quick n' Easy (Part 1)

Ladies (if there are any on here ) , and Gentlemen, here are a few quick and easy steps for changing the air filter.

Step 1 - Recommended Tools: socket wrench, socket extension, 10mm socket (A 10mm wrench will suffice if you have small hands)

Step 2 - Locate Air Box Secure Bolt & Remove: This is a bolt at the bottom right side of the air box, next to the fuse box, and just above the battery. Remove this bolt.

Step 3 - Secure bolt in hand, note fit of air filter: This bolt isn't very large so don't misplace it. Note fit of air filter in air box, and then lift the two metal straps holding the filter in place.

Step 4 - Air filter removal: While pulling right side and snorkel away from the engine, rotate the air filter corner nearest to upward and remove the filter.

Step 5 - Snorkel pull illustration & air box lower teeth. Note the direction to pull snorkel and right side of air box. Also note the lower teeth of the air box that must remain engaged for proper air filter fitment.
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Old 12-10-2011, 12:38 PM
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Default Air filter change - Quick n' Easy (Part 2)

Clean or replace air filter as required. If you have an oiled filter, please take your time for each step as specified by the filter manufacturer.

Step 6 - Re-insert air filter: Insert far end of air filter first, and then end closest to you, rotating the filter downward as shown by my finger. Flip down metal straps to secure filter in air box.

Step 7 - Check fitment of air filter: I like to feel around all the edges and check with a flashlight that the filter is seated properly and that the bottom teeth of air box are engaged correctly.

Step 8 - Align air box to re-insert securing bolt: The air box will likely need to be wiggled a little to ensure the bolt can fit through the hole correctly. Insert the bolt and tighten. I'm not sure of the torque specs, but I try to estimate somewhere around 15-20ft/lb.


That's it!

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Old 12-10-2011, 05:35 PM
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Excellent write up..
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Old 12-10-2011, 09:39 PM
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Thanks. I wanted to give back to the community.

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Old 03-21-2012, 08:41 PM
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omg ... seems like i cant see the attached images.....
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:38 AM
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Images were lost due to the site crash
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Old 05-29-2012, 10:50 AM
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Going through my backups, I found a copy of the original pictures

First and second posts updated.

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I went ahead and reinserted those pics in the first two posts for you.
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Old 05-29-2012, 02:11 PM
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Thank you kind Sir
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