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    What a load of F-ing grrrr.......

    can anyone guess?




    The engine cover / airbox / maf housing...what a ****e design!!! as soon as I can afford the ITG system it's going on.
    could I get it off with a warm engine...could I heck...kneeling in the engine bay and swearing...result

    Now after checking the intake and turbo system for splits and plugs....can I bloody get it back on!!!!!!

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    Mines a doddle now but yes it's a right ball ache when it's not been removed for a while. Another reason why I knew Guildford Audi had done Fcuk all the the Jaffa

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    Absolute b*ll ache...!

    I went to Harrogate Audi to ask a tech to loosen it (afraid of breaking the cover) and they told me that they couldn't do it for me but only instruct - sounds like he had broken a few in his time and didn't want the risk. I tried the warm engine trick and in the end just pulled so hard that I actually broke the rubber mount.

    Good tip is to put some copper slip onto the rubber nodules to make it easier next time. (Although I haven't had it off since!)

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    easy way to get it back on is to spray some Furniture Polish on the rubbers! slides on easy

 

 

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