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air box failures?
While attempting to change the air filter on my '87 5kSQ, a ten minute
service blossomed into a major headache. I opened the air box and
removed the old filter and noticed some daylight coming through the
bottom of the air box. After shouting a few explatives I surveyed the
damage. The airbox was cracked in multiple places, all of which
couldn't be noticed from the outside unless you were looking for them.
Even though there were no large pieces of plastic missing, the box was
warped enough so that the cracks were opened up allowing grime to be
sucked into the box. This car was in an accident not to long ago but
the front was not that heavily damaged in that area. I went to get
the box off Huw Powells' '87 parts car and that air box was broken in
different places with big pieces of plastic missing, and that car did
not look like it had front end damage. Any one else experience these
plastic boxes falling apart after 10 years? The dealer price is
around $170 so I would rather get a used one, unless they're all
breaking do to age. If anyone has a spare in good condition, please
contact me privatly.