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Old 03-24-2019, 08:34 PM
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Default Worst air filters to change of all time ..

The 981 has the worst air filters to change of all the cars I have ever owned. BMW 550 was second but not really close. Is there any car worse?
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Old 03-24-2019, 08:50 PM
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Old 03-24-2019, 09:00 PM
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991s require rear bumper removal..
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Old 03-24-2019, 09:21 PM
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Wow.. okay so that sucks worse.
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Old 03-25-2019, 09:32 AM
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I'd argue that it's easier to do filter change in 981 than 987 since you can do it from the trunk without having to remove the engine cover.
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Old 03-25-2019, 09:42 AM
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Originally Posted by blacksheepSpyder View Post
Is there any car worse?
To replace the air filter (where the red arrow is) on my Morgan you need to:
a) Remove bonnet (both sides)
b) Remove cowl
c) Remove side wing

I do not think there is anything worse in the world.

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Old 03-25-2019, 12:48 PM
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That is insane. How many bumpers get scratched during this sheet show? He almost dinged that one against the rolling tray right before he set it down.

And the sound of all that plastic crunching as he took off the engine compartment fans. Those mounting tabs probably survive one or two of those procedures before they break.
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Old 03-25-2019, 01:17 PM
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It takes me 10 minutes to replace my air filters on the Boxster. I don't get the issue?
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It takes me 10 minutes to replace my air filters on the Boxster. I don't get the issue?
What year is that?
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Old 03-25-2019, 06:11 PM
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The first thing I thought when I read the thread title was the 991 air filter change. The 987 isn’t too difficult an I can’t imagine the 981 is much worse.
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Originally Posted by blacksheepSpyder View Post
The 981 has the worst air filters to change of all the cars I have ever owned. BMW 550 was second but not really close. Is there any car worse?
981 Boxster engine air filter is not too bad. 981 Cayman engine air filter requires some extra trim parts to be removed that make it more difficult. You can hurt your fingers on the ring pulls, which is why people use zip ties or a tool to get the filters out.

It helps to have an extra set of mounts and pre-fit the filter. Then it is simply pull the old one and push in the new. Use silicone grease on the green seal or it my be a real pain to get them out the next time.

The interior cabin air filter is a pain to get to and get it out and the new one back in. Fortunately the pre-filter extends the cabin air filter life.

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Old 03-25-2019, 07:31 PM
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987 Air filter change is easy. I made a video on how to do it. I almost did it with one hand. But as soon as I used both hands, it slid into place in a matter of seconds.
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Old 03-27-2019, 02:11 PM
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Are you counting the time to get to the air filter? Putting the top in service position, removing carpet top, removing top engine compartment cover, remove/replace filter and reinstall cover and carpet in 10 minutes I've done mine twice and it was more than 10 minute.

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Old 03-27-2019, 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by algiorda View Post
It takes me 10 minutes to replace my air filters on the Boxster. I don't get the issue?
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Old 03-27-2019, 09:33 PM
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I agree. Very simple job. I rank it a 1 on the diy scale. Plus a fair comparison would be to other mid engine cars.
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