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Easy way to remove air filter box

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Easy way to remove air filter box

Post by 850TurboTurtle » Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:50 pm

I always struggle with those plastic clips that hold the lower half of the air filter box down. Both on my 850 and S80, and probably all other Volvos too. Today I put a 9mm socket on the end of an 8" extender and pressed it onto the 4 split prongs that stick up. It worked perfectly to compress them and pop them down through the hole easily. Finally, made that part of the job easier!
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Re: Easy way to remove air filter box

Post by oragex » Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:54 pm

There's also the 'Hulk' way: pull strongly on the box. But I prefer the socket way just to be safe

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Re: Easy way to remove air filter box

Post by ThommyKent » Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:14 pm

Thanks for that!

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