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CHANGING AIR FILTER

2007 Porsche Cayman

2007 Porsche Cayman 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 20000 miles

Please provide steps to access/remove the air filter box in order to replace air filter. Wish to instal a K& N filter instead of standard paper filter. Thanks.
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Biotecky
August 29, 2009.



Hello –

I believe this is what you are looking for………

REMOVING AIR CLEANER ELEMENT
Removing air-cleaner element
NOTE: The air cleaner housing should not be cleaned on the outside with strong cleaning agents.
1. If the air cleaner housing is dirty on the outside, clean only with a damp cloth and some washing-up liquid.
Fig. 1: Air cleaner housing cover
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2. Undo two sheetmetal screws -1- and lift air cleaner housing cover -2- up and off. See Fig. 1.

Fig. 2: Fastening screw for air-cleaner element
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3. Unscrew fastening screw -1- and remove the air-cleaner element -2- from the flange. See Fig. 2.


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Fig. 3: Air-cleaner element in housing
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4. Guide the air-cleaner element -1- into the front part of the air-cleaner housing -in direction of travel- . Then turn the element in such a way that the opening is facing the observer. → Removing and installing air-cleaner element . See Fig. 4, Fig. 3.


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Fig. 4: Removing and installing air-cleaner element
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- Pull air-cleaner element up and out.
5. Remove any dirt in air cleaner housing.
Fig. 5: Air-cleaner element with holder
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6. Unscrew screw -1- , release clips and remove holder -2- (only necessary when installing a new air-cleaner element). See Fig. 5.

INSTALLING AIR CLEANER ELEMENT

Installing air-cleaner element
Fig. 6: Air-cleaner element removed
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1. Place holder -2- in position and screw in screw -1- (only necessary when installing a new air-cleaner element). See Fig. 6.


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Fig. 7: Removing and installing air-cleaner element
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2. Insert air-cleaner element -1- into the air-cleaner housing. See Fig. 8.
Fig. 8: Air-cleaner element in housing
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3. Place air-cleaner element -1- on the flange -2- . See Fig. 8.


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Fig. 9: Air-cleaner element flange
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- Air-cleaner element on flange
4. Screw in fastening screw for air-cleaner element -1- . See Fig. 10.
Fig. 10: Air cleaner housing groove
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5. Insert retaining lug of air cleaner housing cover into the groove -2- and fit air cleaner housing cover. See Fig. 10.


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Fig. 11: Air cleaner housing
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6. Screw in screws -1- . See Fig. 11.


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ImpalaSS
Aug 29, 2009.
Hi ImpallaSS,
Thanks for the information. Better than K& N Filter info. However, please help me with this. The filter is located on the left side of vehicle. Is the filter box accessed from the undercarriage and does the plastic undercarriage protection plate (closest to transmission) have to be unscrewed/removed to see the filter box? Thanks in advance. Biotecky
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Biotecky
Aug 30, 2009.
Hello –

Sorry – I haven’t had the pleasure of working on a 2007 Porsche yet……….so I will advise as I see and from the manual and if that doesn’t get us where we need to be I will contact another moderator that may provide more info if you wish.

This is the prep work below to the air cleaner housing cover.

PRELIMINARY WORK
Preliminary work for air cleaner element
1. Apply protective covers to vehicle and in passenger compartment (Cayman).
2. Remove engine compartment cover. Refer to 55 78 19 Removing and installing engine compartment lid - as of MY 2005 (Boxster, Boxster RHD, Boxster S, Boxster S RHD) . Refer to 55 78 19 Removing and installing engine compartment lid - as of MY 2005 (Cayman S, Cayman S RHD) .

The above refers us to the below

PRELIMINARY WORK
Preliminary work
Remove trim panel for convertible top rest. Refer to 70 08 19 Removing and installing trim panel for convertible top rest/engine compartment lid - as of MY 2005 (Cayman S, Cayman S RHD) .
REMOVING ENGINE COMPARTMENT LID
Removing engine compartment lid
Fig. 117: Removing engine compartment lid
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1. Unscrew fastening screws -1- and remove engine compartment lid -2- upwards. See Fig. 117.
INSTALLING ENGINE COMPARTMENT LID
Installing engine compartment lid
Fig. 118: Installing engine compartment lid
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1. Position engine compartment lid -2- and tighten with fastening screws -1- . → Tightening torque: 10 (7.5 ftlb.) Nm +/-20% . See Fig. 118.

If yours is a convertible then there appears to be some other info if you need it.

I would think by the pics this can all be accomplished from the top. However, like any task many times it is easier from the side or bottom….even at times from the fender well with tire removed.

Also, I apologize in advance….without seeing it I am unable to go by anything other than the pics …….again, I can contact another moderator if we need to.

When you look at it……do you feel from the top or better from the bottom????

Let me know if this helps.

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ImpalaSS
Aug 30, 2009.

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