Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Elk Creek, Kentucky
Wow, awesome site. I was just checking in and have fixed the exact same issue this weekend.
1) The original clamp on mine was just a little loose so I used some flat face wire cutters and just tightened the crimp a little. Hose clamps would be OK too I guess but this fitting is under a high fuel pressure and the oem clamp applies a constant spring tension....no matter how cheesy you feel it is. So I kept it on mine.
2) The easy way to remove the air box is to remove the clamp for the rear TB but NOT the front. On the front, squeese the rubber horn coming into the box and give it a little spit or WD 40 for lube and push it down through its hole leaving it attached to the front TB. Then upon reassembly, do the opposite being sure the groove in the rubber horn is correct in the air box and seals correctly.
Warning, there is a bunch of EFI crap under the box, remember how it goes back. Install the TB clamps exactly as they come off, if on wrong, they could interfer with throttle linkage.
And lastly, it took me an hour to figure out how the push pins work. Also, blue painters tape around the plastic pieces keeps you from scuffing up your pretty parts shoving the gas tank back in while using your other 4 hands to make the pieces spread apart enough.
When done, I went out back and hit myself in the head with a 2x4...it was much more fun than this repair which took me 3 hours. (1 hour for the friggin push pin)
Last edited by Scott E. Bonds; 10-26-2010 at 05:00 PM.