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2007 S80 3.2 Auto FWD -- Engine Air Cleaner

Post by E Showell » Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:52 am

While changing oil yesterday, I noticed a gap in the air cleaner box in my wife's car, probably sufficient to allow unfiltered air into the engine. It seems like one of the holes for the torx headed screws/bolts that hold the lid on is stripped.

Anybody else experience this?

I am thinking I could drill through and just get a long bolt and put a nut on it to hold the lid down, or replace with junkyard unit if available.


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Re: 2007 S80 3.2 Auto FWD -- Engine Air Cleaner

Post by pbierre » Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:01 pm

Be thinking about passing smog test with whatever repair you do. The air cleaner box costs about $180, and is very easy to replace.
If the smog inspector sees a DIY repair, they will usually flag it (part of visual inspection).



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Re: 2007 S80 3.2 Auto FWD -- Engine Air Cleaner

Post by E Showell » Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:35 pm

In NJ, they don't even open the hood for inspection.


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Re: 2007 S80 3.2 Auto FWD -- Engine Air Cleaner

Post by abscate » Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:14 am

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Re: 2007 S80 3.2 Auto FWD -- Engine Air Cleaner

Post by Steve H » Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:32 am

air filter boxes on these are pure JUNK. Not to have a metal inserted threaded hole in the bottom section should be criminal. Not selling just the bottom failing section should be tantamount to fraud.



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Re: 2007 S80 3.2 Auto FWD -- Engine Air Cleaner

Post by E Showell » Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:53 am

How difficult would it be to find a threaded insert and jb weld same in place after boring out holes? Although I like my longer bolt with nut after boring out hole solution as well.


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Re: 2007 S80 3.2 Auto FWD -- Engine Air Cleaner

Post by Steve H » Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:59 am

The lower section is made of the most fragile plastic known to mankind. If you drop it because you handled it by the cool air snorkel and the snorkel falls out and it hits the ground it will split open. Guess how I know that? The sad part is that was my replacement part that this happened to after the original split all the screw holes it had.



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Re: 2007 S80 3.2 Auto FWD -- Engine Air Cleaner

Post by E Showell » Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:46 pm

Steve H -- Now tell me how you really feel.


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'99 V70 NA FWD Auto, dark blue (actively for sale)
'99 S70 NA FWD Auto, black (sold and resurrected -- Don't cry for me Argentina . . . )
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Re: 2007 S80 3.2 Auto FWD -- Engine Air Cleaner

Post by Steve H » Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:50 pm

Yep, frustrating to buy such an expensive part as the entire air filter assembly and it be made out of plastic that is sub-par to any injected molded plastic that you would find at your local Dollar Tree store. Also to see no corrective engineering changes to address this problem between the original part and a part purchased 10 years later is also a problem.



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Re: 2007 S80 3.2 Auto FWD -- Engine Air Cleaner  Topic is solved

Post by E Showell » Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:19 am

Mechanic put some longer and ever-so-slightly larger diameter self-tapping screws in. Problem solved.


'98 V70 NA FWD 5 spd, silver sand metallic (sold)
'99 V70 NA FWD Auto, dark blue (actively for sale)
'99 S70 NA FWD Auto, black (sold and resurrected -- Don't cry for me Argentina . . . )
'07 S80 3.2 FWD Auto, Barents Blue Metallic
'06 V70 R AWD Auto, Sonic Blue Metallic
'04 XC70 Ruby Red Metallic

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