4200 airbox removal.....

TimR

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As per title...has anyone tried this "maneuver " ?
I can see that the box doesnt drop clear without, I suspect, the lower valence coming off...maybe more..:baffle:
Any clues appreciated !!

Grtzzz...!

TimR
 
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Yup, I've done it. A bit fiddly made more fiddly by the screws/bolts/homes often being broken or not secure or oxidised or rusty. I'm sure Newton did a thread or piece on it.

Basically n/s/f wheel off and liner out. Then I think from memory 2 bolts each side then the back/face end of the airbox wiggles off then air filter can be changed. I had to get further behind to get to headlight brackets etc. but never seemed to be able to get 2nd/back half of airbox out. I reckon it needs bumper off for that...or lift. Didn't have lift at the time I had the project 4200 so was doing it on axle stands.

It isn't a great design but with some patience & careful wiggling it does come off easy enough. Once I had don't it 2 or 3 times I had a good knack.
 
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Yup, I would agree with that if you need the whole thing out unfortunately. Good luck. Had the back bumper off to replace the parking sensors but not the front. I can't imagine it is too hard.
 

TimR

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Well...decided to bite the bullet today and after some initial trepidation, I managed to release the front bumper enough to wiggle the smashed aIrbox free...
Honestly, I looked at the lower valance fixings, and feared the worst...That said- getting it back straight will be a different story Im sure. Quite amazed to notice how badly the headlights fit. I can see daylight between the rubber seals and the body panels. Makes the idea of moving the induction set up to a pod mounted inside the wing less than an ideal solution.There must be that much water guffing thru' the gap...!! I hope to get it back better than I found it. And Im going to have to release the driver's side light unit too...they both suck !**** me, Im sure Maserati didnt pass it through QC like that...:conf2:
There's been a significant oil leak at some point in the front left of the engine bay. Initially, I suspected an over filled oil change but the airbox is dry. So too the filter...I do hope it isnt my PAS oil cooler....:whistle:
I am yet to drive this car. I just didnt feel confident it was sensible given the report I got from McGraths tbh....
Just waiting on a new airbox....:smile:
 

TimR

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Finally got the aussie airbox my bruv posted, out of customs...jeez. Disproportionate tax vs the cost of processing - Its the wait that kills the joy of it though...
Anyway...Not the saving I hoped it'd be and questionable quality so Ive had to repair and reinforce it. Probably last better than a new one 'cos Id have just thrown a new one in and probably not thought to beef it up against damage...( K&Ns got to be the way forward with these things..1 Position. 2 Ease of maintenance. 3. Lasts a lifetime. 4 Better induction...)
Anyways, my first drive of the car in anger. The alignment is off but it feels great in the corners !
Going to try washing her down, followed by the clay bar treatment, then DA compounding and polish, then finish with some wax....! You cant polish a tur4 but Id bet its been a longtime coming for this paint.
As a newbie to the whole detailing thing, Im open to criticism and suggestions as Im only going by what I can glean from the internet....!:D
Grtzzz...!

TimR
 

2b1ask1

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Good on you; agree the mounts, well the whole air box is pathetic on these!

K&N is a no brainer for me, just need to sort the GS out and soon...
 

TimR

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Have to say, I was really surprised that the clay bar didnt come up as filthy as I expected it to.
If you've never tried removing scratches or swirls with a compound &/or polishing process, you could stand to be amazed by the results. Especially if you have a darker colour....!