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Old 22-03-2012, 09:43 AM
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Default GUIDE: Changing your Air Filter (W208)

Step 1 - Locate the air filter at the front of the engine bay



Step 2 - Undo the spring clip holding the air box to the inlet pipework



Step 3 - You will find several clips around the air box, simply pull the lower half up and fold the upper half out of the way to release the air box


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Old 22-03-2012, 09:44 AM
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Step 4 - Repeat for all the clips on the air box




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Step 5 - Unclip the hose from the air box, this is flexible and pops out easily




Step 6 - Release the bottom clip from the intake hose (as in step 2)



Step 7 - You can now wriggle the air box clear of the engine bay, be gentle, there shouldn't be much/any resistance


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Step 8 - You can now see your (filthy) air filter, simply pull this out




Step 9 - Give the pre-filter side a clean of any leaves/dirt, just wipe with a cloth or similar

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Step 10 - Grab yourself a nice new air filter (note the two heights of the filter fins) and lay it in the airbox. Squeeze the edges down so it is well seated




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Step 11 - Drop the air box back in, sliding the pipework together first



Step 12 - Note if you want a bit more room, you can depress the tab by the hydraulic rams for the bonnet and allow the bonnet to sit vertically as shown




Step 13 - Refit the clips on the air box

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Step 14 - Refit the clips on the induction piping



Step 15 - Pop the hose from step 5 back in place

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Excellent write up.
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Mine doesn't look like that

But a comprehensive write up , agreed , good job !

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