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pchristy
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
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Posted - 14 Oct 2014 :  14:36:54 Show Profile Reply with Quote
...the one in front of the windscreen, that is!

As some of you may know, my 96 is currently in a body shop undergoing some major renovation work, including a complete, glass-out re-spray. I went down to the bodyshop today to check progress, and they asked me how to remove that airscoop! I though it just unbolted (2 bolts), but it appears not to be held by captive nuts.

It looks as if it should be possible to remove the "manifold" that goes between the bulkhead and the heater intake without disturbing the main heater unit, and gain access to the airbox that way.

Is this right? I've never had this part of the car apart before!

Cheers,


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melle
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 14 Oct 2014 :  15:24:10 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
Just pull! It's held in place by a spring clamp in each of the holes for the pins.

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1977 95V4 van conversion project
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ianh
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United Kingdom
228 Posts

Posted - 14 Oct 2014 :  16:38:25 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Keep the spring clamps safe! Both mine were lost at the body shop and I couldn't find any replacements, I couldn't even remember what they looked like. A local enthusiast gave me a pair from an old shell he had at the back of his garage. Thanks again Tom.
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melle
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 14 Oct 2014 :  16:47:57 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
If they're not broken I would leave them where they are.

1970 96V4 "The Devil's Own V4"
1977 95V4 van conversion project
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Woody
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 14 Oct 2014 :  18:12:48 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Longer one on left upto 1970/71 shorter thereafter

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pchristy
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United Kingdom
1748 Posts

Posted - 14 Oct 2014 :  19:06:57 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Thanks all!

"Just pull it out"! Why didn't I think of that! D'oh!



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Woody
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 14 Oct 2014 :  20:17:58 Show Profile Reply with Quote
A gentle levering with a block of wood to protect the body and a screwdriver at the posts will help avoid bending the scoop.
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ratty
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226 Posts

Posted - 14 Oct 2014 :  20:48:21 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Should have popped over to your new saab neighbour , would have given you a free demonstration!
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pchristy
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 15 Oct 2014 :  12:29:07 Show Profile Reply with Quote


Thanks for the advice, Woody and Ratty!



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