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M3fella
02-09-2004, 04:15 PM
...from: <a href="http://m3.madrussian.net/diy_gizmo.shtml">http://m3.madrussian.net/diy_gizmo.shtml</a>

I'm trying to take the top off the air box (realizing the MAF sensor wire is attached), but it doesn't seem to come out. It almost seems connected to the hose.. do you need to rotate it 90 degrees or do you just pull it out and up or what?

mike_m3
02-09-2004, 04:22 PM
before you pull the top off - if you disconnect the MAF you may be able to just rotate the cover - I tried this with a friends car but still had to pull the top off - also make sure the hose clamp is either almost completely open or all the way off <br><br><br><a href="http://m3.madrussian.net"><img src="http://osbdesign.com/webpics/m3v3.jpg" border=0></a><br><br>

jrw
02-09-2004, 04:27 PM
and the cover will come off the hose. Sorry to be so vague, but I don't think there's any magic answer; just keep working it.<img src="http://members.roadfly.com/jrw/Charlie's%20Angel.jpg">

M3fella
02-09-2004, 04:40 PM
Ok, I'm on step 8 now. I lined the Gizmo into that velocity stack body thing. I can tell it is flush in there (with the tab in the screen in the velocity stack thing).

However, the retaining ring tab doesn't go all the way down (i.e. the tab in the retaining ring seating in slot on velocity stack body -- it is about 1 mm short of going all the way down..

Is that right? Or, is the retaining ring that sits on the Gizmo supposed to slide ALL the way down?<img src="http://members.roadfly.org/m3fella/siglast.jpg">

M3fella
02-09-2004, 04:41 PM
<img src="http://members.roadfly.org/m3fella/siglast.jpg">

M3fella
02-09-2004, 04:47 PM
..talking about the retaining ring that goes on after the Gizmo has slid down.<img src="http://members.roadfly.org/m3fella/siglast.jpg">

tomperwu
02-09-2004, 05:42 PM
work. What I noticed was that the hose is sorta glued to the clamp. I used a small flat had to seperate the pieces and then jiggled it off. It does take some work. I would not take off the MAS at all. It costs a lot to replace .. just be careful. Secondly, to acutally insert the Gizmo into the velocity stack require work. The Gizmo is cut a big bigger and will require hammering with a rubber mallet. Remember to align the tabs on the inside ... good luck

mike_m3
02-09-2004, 06:06 PM
You mean the ring on top of the gizmo as in this pic? The two cars I've done the ring sits flush on the gizmo. If it does not it may make it hard to get the housing back into the top of the air box.

<img src="http://m3.madrussian.net/diy/gizmo/12.jpg"><br><br><br><a href="http://m3.madrussian.net"><img src="http://osbdesign.com/webpics/m3v3.jpg" border=0></a><br><br>

M3fella
02-09-2004, 06:23 PM
down?<img src="http://members.roadfly.org/m3fella/siglast.jpg">

mike_m3
02-09-2004, 06:35 PM
not sure if i remember - take a look and make sure that the gizmo is as far down as possible into the housing and that the ring on top of it is sitting flush on top of the gizmo - if that is the case than how far the tab is in does not really matter...
try sliding it back into the air box top and see if everything is flush once its in htere - if it is it should be fine<br><br><br><a href="http://m3.madrussian.net"><img src="http://osbdesign.com/webpics/m3v3.jpg" border=0></a><br><br>

M3fella
02-09-2004, 06:44 PM
..that one tab part of the retaining ring didn't go all the way down.<img src="http://members.roadfly.org/m3fella/siglast.jpg">

mike_m3
02-09-2004, 06:47 PM
<br><br><br><a href="http://m3.madrussian.net"><img src="http://osbdesign.com/webpics/m3v3.jpg" border=0></a><br><br>


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