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Old 04-26-2004, 09:02 AM   #1
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How to change AIR Filter on Boxster 2.5????

Hi friends!!!!

Im new in the Boxster world (i have a 98 2.5 Boxster since 1 month ago. Im looking to change the filter (or filtersss ??) air, and im not sure, Where is it???
Could you help me with this? Has anyone any picture of the lows of the car where i could to see the filter??

I want to do the change but, i dont see it.

Thanks in advanced for your help.
Thanks from Spain.

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Old 04-26-2004, 03:39 PM   #2
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The US owners manual show how to get into the engine compartment. Check your manual and see if it has instructions.

The air filter is where the yellow X is.

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Old 04-26-2004, 06:19 PM   #3
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I'm going to replace the stock filter with the BMC in a few days. Is it fairly quick and painless to to swap out the old filter? What's the best way to to get the left engine grill out so I can desnork? I heard it was a pain and I saw some instructions somewhere else but they seemed way to complex. How hard could it be?
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Once you can see the engine, the air filter is exposed and easy to access. Good instructions in the owners manual.

Have a vacuum handy to pick up grit that falls to the bottom of the airbox after removing the filter.
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Old 04-26-2004, 07:55 PM   #5
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Mucho thankyou In the owners manual?? Damn I must have skipped that section.
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Old 04-26-2004, 09:38 PM   #6
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Why do you want to remove the air tube for the air box? Sound?

We let the women do that.



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Old 04-27-2004, 07:05 AM   #7
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Thanks!!!
But...its only one air filter??? i think that there are two filters...one on the right and one on the left lateral.

Im going to see on the manual again, but in my manual there isnt any graphic to change the air filter.

Thanks to all for the help!!!!
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Old 04-27-2004, 08:16 AM   #8
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There is only one air filter. On the drivers side.
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Old 04-29-2004, 08:03 PM   #9
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MMM. something is different about my engine grill toolpants. Mine is all one piece and painted. It has a phillips screw near the opening of the grill going up into the body. I took out the screw but the grill is still in there pretty good. I didn't want to go pulling on it to hard without really knowing what I was doing. I don't see anything else holding in the grill. Maybe it is a friction fit perhaps???? I'm thinking they may have changed the grill design for 03. Anyone have any thoughts on this? And yes I wanted to take out the snorkle for more sound. Anyone ever desnork an 03???
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Old 08-02-2004, 05:29 AM   #10
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Im still trying to change the air filter. Someones of your, speak about the "owners manual instructions" in my "Spanish Owner manual" dont say nothing about it. Do you know if its posible to see it on a electronic copy?.

Its imposible to me, open the "Motor BOX", i couldnt to open the cover of the top...because, " i dont know" how to open it.

;-( thanks in advanced.
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Old 08-05-2004, 07:15 PM   #11
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check this site out

http://www.realtime.net/~rentner/index.html

go to "miscellaneous" and there are very detailed instructions on how to get into the compartment.
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Old 08-06-2004, 12:38 AM   #12
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yes

YES!!!!!
Guauu!!! Thanks a lot!!!!
BR,
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Old 08-06-2004, 12:51 AM   #13
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What red or yellow?

Im not sure, what i must to unplug...the RED or YELLOW one?
Thanks,
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The yellow one. Are you trying to remove the engine cover?
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Old 08-06-2004, 02:41 AM   #15
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Yes...im trying to change the Air filter, and first to remove the engine cover....but im not sure how to do it.

Its the yellow one, who i must to unplug from the cover...no?

Thanks...
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Old 08-06-2004, 06:01 AM   #16
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After you put the top in the service position, turn the four black locks on the carpet and remove it. The engine cover is right there, just turn the screws to unlock the cover and remove it. Becareful it might be hot.
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Old 08-06-2004, 06:25 AM   #17
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Ill try this weekend......i think that is easy, but the problem, is that i dont wont to "crash" anything :-)

Ill tell you something about it,...

Thanks, and have a nice wkend!!
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Old 08-06-2004, 06:28 AM   #18
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snif..snif..

ufff...i dont be sure, that its the Yellow the one , that i must to unplug....on this picture, i could to see, that the RED one, y who i must to unplug no????
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I was told that if you replace the air filter with an aftermarket one(say K&N) that it will damage the Mass Air Flow Sensor. Is that correct?
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acamachobadajoz, it doesn't matter which end you pull off becuase both can come off.

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