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COmtnBiker 04-19-2009 10:29 PM

Intake silencer removal walk-through
 
I've seen a lot of people asking for a walkthrough with photos as the one that was previously posted seems to be missing. So, I went ahead and removed mine took some pics and put it back in for the sake of the cause. I took the steps that jeepthrills (thank you for posting the steps and I hope you don't mind me using your steps. if you do, pm me and ill take it off no problem :) ) posted and simply added photos. Hope this helps those of you looking to remove the intake silencer.

It took me less than an hour to take out the silencer, take photos and then put it back in. If you are halfway decent at turning wrenches i cant see it taking more than 30 min. to complete this mod. Good luck!

Tools required: flat screwdriver, #2 Phillips Screwdriver, 3/8" or 1/4" drive ratchet, 10mm socket (I used a deep-well socket for a little extra reach), 8-9 inch socket extension , 10mm wrench (ratcheting is easier)

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1. Remove two popits from front of airbox scoop and lift scoop out of the way. loosen clamp on intake hose between airbox and intake, at the airbox.

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2. Remove MAF wire clip

3. Open airbox clips

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4. Wrestle the airbox half loose from the inlet hose, powersteering hose (on engine side of cover in clip)and remove airfilter.

5. Loosen 2 10mm bolts from bottom of airbox on top of frame between airbox and cylinder head (Extension used here).

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6. Loosen 1 10mm nut from top outside corner or airbox (behind and above pass side headlamp)

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7. Using careful lift, turn, twist, lift type technique you will be rewarded with the front half of the airbox and the wiley Snorkus.

8. [Remove] one more popit from the bottom of the airbox

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9. Twist the Snorkus roughly 90 degrees till the "nipples" are within the tube and pull it down

10. Start back at number 7 and work backwards for reinstall of airbox.

11. Enjoy the new sound of WWOOSSHHH!

ru2003 04-27-2009 09:54 PM

Has anyone done this mod and had a check engine light issue? I just did mine, but the stupid light came on.....lame.

COmtnBiker 04-27-2009 10:52 PM

i left it off for about a week before i put it back in and no CEL.

TRSCobra 05-01-2009 08:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ru2003 (Post 2425185)
Has anyone done this mod and had a check engine light issue? I just did mine, but the stupid light came on.....lame.

Forget to reconnect your MAF sensor?

nka 05-07-2009 07:31 PM

woah... it's kinda simple. On my civic I had to remove the bumper... :lol:

spect2k 05-09-2009 12:43 PM

Is there any purpose to this other than "whooooosh"? Any less air restriction than before? - i've never looked at the part...

vtbimmer 05-09-2009 02:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by spect2k (Post 2446228)
Is there any purpose to this other than "whooooosh"? Any less air restriction than before? - i've never looked at the part...

None whatsoever. Its simply a silencer

Max713 05-09-2009 03:56 PM

You will see a 1-3mpg drop in your average...

issai 05-09-2009 08:06 PM

Frankly I don't even hear any "whoooosh." So I want an intake silencer to get back into mah LGT's bellay~~~~!

nka 05-10-2009 10:29 AM

Did it, took me about 10 mins.

no "whooosh" sound, but I hear the rumble and turbo a lot more. I love the boxter sound :)

HarryN 05-10-2009 10:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ru2003 (Post 2425185)
Has anyone done this mod and had a check engine light issue? I just did mine, but the stupid light came on.....lame.

Check to make sure your MAF did not come loose or rather make sure you have it plugged in correctly (given there is only one way to plug it in). You could try reseating the plug.

This should not cause any CEL errors whatsoever since it is only involving the removal of that silencer. No change in airflow or anything else. Just a wee bit louder on hearing your engine. :)

Hey OP, I appreciate this post and am going to do this modification hopefully this weekend. But one question I have is, can you make the font BIGGER? I can barely read what they say. Or at least change the color.

Thanks again!!!

COmtnBiker 05-12-2009 09:49 PM

yeah i can change the font no problem

issai 05-12-2009 11:52 PM

FYI: Make sure you're OK with whatever impact the silencer's removal will have on performance:

http://legacygt.com/forums/showthread.php?t=100478

Max Capacity 06-25-2009 05:43 PM

My son did this for me when he installed a Parrin panel filter, back in the Summer of 2005. Car is still running great.

Love the sound, no adverse effects to gas mileage or anything else.

Noeladams 06-28-2009 10:20 AM

Just did this for some fun..... so far good. I have a K&N drop in also.


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