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mapaed850 wrote:I have this same repair in my near future (as soon as the hoses arrive). I already took off the air filter box and battery (probably not necessary). I haven't removed the air intake hose yet. I was able to get both hoses off without incident. I'll be replacing the clips and o-rings because I don't want to do this repair again. Did you break the housing in the fire wall? Mine looked as if it were made from metal rather than plastic. Is this possible?
When installing the new hoses into the firewall should I lube the o-rings or is this not necessary?
Any thoughts on whether to install the firewall side first or the engine side first? I was thinking engine side but would appreciate anybody's experiences too.
Skatehouse wrote:You're on "hold" basically until you get the new junction thing. I pM'd you to call me since I JUST finished this whole endeavor...easier to verbally explain than snail post back and forth...oh well, good luck.