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Hello all,<p>I ordered a BSR sports filter and will receive it next week. It is just a replacement filter so install should be easy.<p>BUTTTTT...I just checked under my hood to look for my stock filter... I noticed a black air box so I suppose it is in there.<p>My question now, how do you open this thing, do you need special screwdriver ???I have no clue and I dont want to open too much so that afterwards I am stuck with screws etc <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">) Can somebody please advise what to do and what to use...I dont even know which screws should be removed in order to open the airbox...<p>All help is welcome, especially on how and where to unscrew the airbox.<p><br>Thanks,<br>Joa<p><br>
 

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Re: BSR SPORTS FILTER (jsalien)

does anyone know the static pressure drop differences between the OEM filter and the BSR (or similar) aftermarket filter?<p>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>R_Rated</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">you need a torque screw driver... I have heard it caled different but that is what I was brought up calling them.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I believe "Torx" is the correct term <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Regards,<p>Derek
 

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I never knew the name. I always thought it was a safety screw, atleast that is what I grew up calling it. Then again I live in the South but according to this <A HREF="http://www.alphadictionary.com/articles/yankeetest.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.alphadictionary.com....html</A> I am only 43% southern. <p>To answer your question there are 6 of the "torx" screws and once you unscrew them the lid comes off. The filter takes a little bit of force to get in but it fits. Good luck. <p>Oh, you can by the torx bits at any hardware store. <p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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torx. they look like little hexagons....<p>you can find small cheap sets that will go into most standard socket sets....i think I picked up a cheapy set at the local auto parts store. you'll need the same style tools to get the valve cover off too...just a larger size.
 

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Re: BSR SPORTS FILTER (Stratton)

It is a tight fit but I found that if you apply a little saliva to the end of the filter it will seat much easier into the airbox. May the twisted comments begin, but it really did work. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: BSR SPORTS FILTER (phuz)

don't buy the screwdriver from the dealer, they want to charge some crazy figure. I got one at one of the auto stores for like $15 and it has a ton of different pins that I can use for different size applications. Forgot what they call it though.
 

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Re: BSR SPORTS FILTER (Red60R)

Hello all,<p>Just installed the BSR laserblue drop-in filter in the R,<p><br>First impressions (my s60r is stock):<p>- sound isnt incredible difference though engine has a more RAW sound and is louder then stock, especially in advanced mode and sports mode there is an obvious difference.<br>- engine behaviour is a lot smoother and more relax. I just tried it out at 23 degrees celsius and you feel the engine picks up better and feels more at ease.<br>- looks, the laser blue looks awesome !<p><br>Regârds,<p>a happy s60r owner <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: BSR SPORTS FILTER (jsalien)

you noticed a difference in sound by switching it to advanced mode?!?! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: BSR SPORTS FILTER (Stratton)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Stratton</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I believe it's a Torx 20</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Yes, it's definately a Torx 20 (T20). Be careful not to over-tighthen them, they thread into some pretty strong plastic but still easy to strip the PLASTIC threads.<p>Make sure the top of the box is seated properly BEFORE you put the torx screws back in.<p>LTA<br>
 
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