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Can anyone post up a little about safely removing the ECU from the airbox (particularly what steps to take when completely removing the ECU from the car: disconnecting the battery process, etc.). Thanks!
 

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Re: Safely removing ECU from airbox. (Revolve40)

Get the Steps from the K&N site. They have a really good wright up on how to remove it for the K&N Typhoon install. If you give me a few min I'll get the link for you.<p>Edit:<br><A HREF="http://www.knfilters.com/instructions/69-9000_inst.pdf" TARGET="_blank">http://www.knfilters.com/instr...t.pdf</A><p>Looks like you need steps. 8,9 11,18 and 19. <br><B>Read through the whole instructions in case I missed something.</B> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by mad matt at 9:43 PM 5-24-2009</i>
 

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Re: Safely removing ECU from airbox. (mad matt)

Getting some intake and tuning work done. Excitement!
 

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Re: Safely removing ECU from airbox. (Revolve40)

Those instructions are impressively detailed. I noticed that the alternative BSR Optiflow instructions direct you to unbolt an engine mount and move the engine back 10mm or so in order to remove the airbox (not something I would be willing to undertake myself).<p>So K&N don't reckon it's necessary? Maybe that also explains why alot of posts refer to that task as being "difficult but possible" which would be ok with me.<p>Tom.
 

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Re: Safely removing ECU from airbox. (Tom F)

Coming from a guy that has removed the air box, difficult is an under statement!!! When you remove it bring a first aid kit (for the cuts and scrapes you will get) and a case of you drink of choise (to calm you so you don't break something on your car). But, yes, it is possible with out undoing a motor mount. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Safely removing ECU from airbox. (mad matt)

Be careful with the thermostat right below the air box. I accidently ripped out the sensor cable when i removed mine and caused a CEL. It wasn't fun trying to troubleshoot it at 8pm on a saturday nite. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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It may be because I knew from before that it would be difficult to remove but the airbox was actually really easy to remove for me I just used a bit of force and a lot of finesse from the get go. The hardest part for me was getting the connections to the ECU to reach that took over an hour cause the cable was barely long enough...
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>PasS40ion</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">It may be because I knew from before that it would be difficult to remove but the airbox was actually really easy to remove for me I just used a bit of force and a lot of finesse from the get go. The hardest part for me was getting the connections to the ECU to reach that took over an hour cause the cable was barely long enough... </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Ditto. The airbox came out, just used some force. The dang cables would hardly reach the ECU, especially at that weird, awkward angle that they need to go.
 

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As you look at the airbox standing in front of the car, it comes out to the right as it comes up. IIRC, it required more right force than up force when getting it started. <p>I thank my K&N intake every time I change my oil - I don't have to get past that blob of an airbox anymore.
 
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