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Thread: 4200 airbox removal.....

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    As per title...has anyone tried this "maneuver " ?
    I can see that the box doesnt drop clear without, I suspect, the lower valence coming off...maybe more..
    Any clues appreciated !!

    Grtzzz...!

    TimR

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    Senior Member mjheathcote's Avatar
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    Newton (2b1ask1) did removed his airbox on his previous 4200.
    There is a post about it somewhere!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjheathcote View Post
    Newton (2b1ask1) did removed his airbox on his previous 4200.
    There is a post about it somewhere!
    Thanks Mike....I have PM'd Newton. ...

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    Yup, I've done it. A bit fiddly made more fiddly by the screws/bolts/homes often being broken or not secure or oxidised or rusty. I'm sure Newton did a thread or piece on it.

    Basically n/s/f wheel off and liner out. Then I think from memory 2 bolts each side then the back/face end of the airbox wiggles off then air filter can be changed. I had to get further behind to get to headlight brackets etc. but never seemed to be able to get 2nd/back half of airbox out. I reckon it needs bumper off for that...or lift. Didn't have lift at the time I had the project 4200 so was doing it on axle stands.

    It isn't a great design but with some patience & careful wiggling it does come off easy enough. Once I had don't it 2 or 3 times I had a good knack.
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    Senior Member rockits's Avatar
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    Is this just to replace air filter BTW?
    2007 Maserati 4200 CC - Grigio Nuvolari
    2004 Mercedes E55K Estate - Cubanite Silver
    1999 Mercedes SL500 Auto - Obsidian Black
    2006 Volvo XC90 4.4 V8 SE LUX Auto - Shadow Blue

    2011 Land Rover Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Auto - Stornoway Grey
    2005 Alfa GT 3.2 V6 Busso Manual - Black
    1998 Peugeot 306 GTi-6 Manual - Silver
    1993 TVR Chimaera 400 - Blu Chiaro

    Now Gone: 2007 QP Exec GT ZF, 2003 Maserati 4200/GS Hybrid Manual Blu Nettuno, 2011 Jaguar XJ, 2013 Focus ST-3, 2005 Mercedes E55K 7 Seater, 2005 E60 M5 V10, 1997 R129 SL60 AMG, 2003 R230 SL55 AMG, 2005 987 Boxster 3.2S

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockits View Post
    Is this just to replace air filter BTW?
    The whole box was the plan...
    Newton has confirmed the bodywork needs off to get it out.
    Time for Plan B....!

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    Senior Member rockits's Avatar
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    Yup, I would agree with that if you need the whole thing out unfortunately. Good luck. Had the back bumper off to replace the parking sensors but not the front. I can't imagine it is too hard.
    2007 Maserati 4200 CC - Grigio Nuvolari
    2004 Mercedes E55K Estate - Cubanite Silver
    1999 Mercedes SL500 Auto - Obsidian Black
    2006 Volvo XC90 4.4 V8 SE LUX Auto - Shadow Blue

    2011 Land Rover Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Auto - Stornoway Grey
    2005 Alfa GT 3.2 V6 Busso Manual - Black
    1998 Peugeot 306 GTi-6 Manual - Silver
    1993 TVR Chimaera 400 - Blu Chiaro

    Now Gone: 2007 QP Exec GT ZF, 2003 Maserati 4200/GS Hybrid Manual Blu Nettuno, 2011 Jaguar XJ, 2013 Focus ST-3, 2005 Mercedes E55K 7 Seater, 2005 E60 M5 V10, 1997 R129 SL60 AMG, 2003 R230 SL55 AMG, 2005 987 Boxster 3.2S

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    Well...decided to bite the bullet today and after some initial trepidation, I managed to release the front bumper enough to wiggle the smashed aIrbox free...
    Honestly, I looked at the lower valance fixings, and feared the worst...That said- getting it back straight will be a different story Im sure. Quite amazed to notice how badly the headlights fit. I can see daylight between the rubber seals and the body panels. Makes the idea of moving the induction set up to a pod mounted inside the wing less than an ideal solution.There must be that much water guffing thru' the gap...!! I hope to get it back better than I found it. And Im going to have to release the driver's side light unit too...they both suck !**** me, Im sure Maserati didnt pass it through QC like that...
    There's been a significant oil leak at some point in the front left of the engine bay. Initially, I suspected an over filled oil change but the airbox is dry. So too the filter...I do hope it isnt my PAS oil cooler....
    I am yet to drive this car. I just didnt feel confident it was sensible given the report I got from McGraths tbh....
    Just waiting on a new airbox....

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