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Elan S2 - how to remove airbox?

PostPost by: dogmotor » Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:24 pm

Does it just pull straight off? Mine doesn't seem to want to move!

Thanks,

Mark
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PostPost by: Quart Meg Miles » Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:40 pm

Mark,

Assuming you're talking about the airbox over the Webers then, yes, once you've removed the bolt from the back (it fits through the cable-supporting bracket base) the front cover does pull off. But it may have been fitted with a sealant on the rubber face which is sticking it to the backplate. Then you'll have to dig a lever in somewhere to slowly prise it free.

It you are talking about the intake filter housing then it is always a battle as it is a metal to metal joint like a paint can (in England anyway) once the wing-nut has been released. Plenty of rust release fluid and brute force but watch the brackets attaching it to the bodywork.
Meg

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PostPost by: dogmotor » Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:47 am

Thank you! :)
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