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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hi,

Forgive the simplicity


Hi,

Forgive the simplicity of this question - I am, for the first time, taking stuff apart on my 308.....

I am in the process of changing the evap lines (those three little lines that go to the liquid/vapor separator were a PITA!) and installing my repaired (and refinished!)expansion tank and I would like to take the air box off, as I can not get at the line running to the charcoal canister.

I removed the air box cover to find 16 nuts (4 per carb) with a gasket under each mount. Do I have to replace these gaskets once removed? (They are new). Any tips/tricks in removing the air box?

I really appreciate all the help I have been receiving here, it has made my new owership experience really great and will try to give back info as best I can in the future!

Thank You,

Anthony
 
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
You can usually reuse the old

You can usually reuse the old gaskets, but as with anything it depends on there condition once removed. If they look in good shape reuse them. If they look dried out and ready to fall apart then replace.

As far as removing the air box,it's a pretty straight forward procedure. One thing you will have to be awear of are the small round brass tubes that go around the studs that hold the the gaskets in there propper form around the studs. These have been konw to fall into the carb when removing the air cleaner without paying attention. What I do is as I'm slowly pulling up the air box..I push these little guys down with a small srew driver so they don't get hung up in the gasket,and fall out once removed.
Oh..and don't forget to remove the one hose from the bottom of the airbox by the oil filter.
 
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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Thanks, Tom!

I can not s


Thanks, Tom!

I can not seem to get at the back nuts with any of the tools I have - any suggestions?

Thanks Again,

Anthony
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
I've struggled with the sa

I've struggled with the same thing, as well. I'm currently using a standard 1/4" socket driver with a regular 8mm socket. The problem is, the socket's diameter is too large, and as the nut comes off, the socket itself gets wedged vertically between the nut and the top of the airhorn.

I think I spoke with someone who once said the trick was to use a very short (i.e. not tall) 8mm socket, but I still don't see how.

Clearly, it can be done
. I too would be interested in hearing the right tool setup for doing this.

--Mike
 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Well I have a little wrench th

Well I have a little wrench that I made for the job.

But I have since discovered GearWrench and that little beauty fits right in there and makes the job alot easier.

If you take an 8mm wrench and bend it approx 90 degrees on the closed end that will also work well.
 
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Tom,

What is GearWrench, a


Tom,

What is GearWrench, a company? I'll do a search on them.

Also, to me it looks like the air box MUST come out in order to get the filter element out - true?

Thanks for your help!

Anthony
 
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Nope...you should beable to ge

Nope...you should beable to get the filter out. If the correct filter is installed there should be enough "give" in it to clear the lip of the air box.
 
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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Gearwrench is a normal wrench

Gearwrench is a normal wrench except on the box end it is enclosed and has a gear mechanism that allows it to work like a ratchet. I have a full set I bought at Ace Harware. They seem to be very well made (come with lifetime guaranty) and they work great in hard to reach spots.

To remove the air cleaner, I use a small 8mm swivel socket with an extension. No sweat.

Terry
 
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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Thanks again, everyone. I am

Thanks again, everyone. I am going to get a set of GearWrenches - they look like they would definitely be helpful.

Anthony
 
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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
I use a "nut driver" w

I use a "nut driver" which you can get in 8mm at any hardware store. It has a hollow shaft with a small nut socket on the end. This fits right on without any problems and works great.
 
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