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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:25 pm    Post subject: Air box plastic cut-outs snapped off - repair options? Reply with quote

I noticed that a couple of the plastic square-shaped "cut outs" on my airbox which are used to retain the three tabs for the "snorkel" air intake have snapped off. This means that the snorkel is only retained by a single tab. I'd appreciate if anyone who has come across this problem before could advise how they fixed it.

I think my options are:

(1) Duct tape to keep snorkel held to airbox (temp repair currently in place!), not particularly pretty or robust for the long-term
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(2) Buy a new airbox, cost £165 (!)

(3) Buy a second-hand one, the risk is quite a few I have seen online also have the same problem with the cut-outs snapped off.

(4) Use a glue (epoxy resin?) to attached the snorkel to the airbox, but it means I'll never get them apart again. Not sure this would be a problem though

(5) Add a couple of self-tapping screws to retain the snorkel to airbox.

I would be grateful for any advice!
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ive never been quite sure why Porsche made it as a 2 piece item and not just a single one ..

Ive tryed just removeing that end section before but it never comes out and anyways its almost as quick just to remove the whole airbox .

But i digress .. as usual ..

It cant actually fall out as the boot lid rubber locks it in place .. ive seen the same as yours many times but have never fixed one so far .. usually better things for the customer to spend money on once im working on it lol

Glue .. duct tape ( black ) or a small screw will all work with a small screw just below the broken clip being the best solution i feel.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks deMort!
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd just glue them together. I've had my airbox in bits umpteen times and never once separated these 2 parts.
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Stotty
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Broke mine like that years ago... just slapped a bit of tape on it.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine did the same. I used a small self tapper screw in each. Seems to work great, much more secure than before
 
  
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Griffter
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If bonding it I’d try silicon sealer. Will allow flexibility and could be quite easily separated if needs be.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Griffter wrote:
If bonding it I’d try silicon sealer. Will allow flexibility and could be quite easily separated if needs be.


+1. The translucent stuff.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for all the replies. I used self-tapping screws in the end. Bought some glue but didn't use it, since the screws seem to hold it in place very well. Pic attached!
 



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