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are you sure its under the engine cover?? ive read that its somewhere just under the wipers on the right hand side of the engine bay???
 

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Quote: posted by Gti Fly on 24/11/2004 00:07:22

Isn't it in the Boot?

PMSL!!!!!!!!!!![:D][:D][:D][:D]
 

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nope. looked in the boot. can only find my spare, and toolklit - and even they are hidden under the carpet!!

just wondering where it as, as someone looked in my engine bay, and said "where the hell is your air box"
 

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When you say airbox I assume you're talking about where the air filter lives?

The engine covers vary according to engine and year - so yours may not be were others think it is.

If its a late model engine and has a large engine cover it could actually be inside the cover itself.
 

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Yes its deffo under the engine cover, if you look at the front right of it youll see the in-take pipe for the airfilter.

Getting the cover off is another thing tho as its baffled me[?]

Mine is on a 03 plate btw.
 

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The airbos is on the right hand side of your engine bay, directly above your battery. It has the large pipe with the MAF on leading towards the engine.

As for the engine cover, you'll see 4 very large screws... you just need to turn these 90degrees until they 'pop' up... do all 4 and the cover will lift off.

Easy peasy [:D]
 

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i hope it is under the engine cover!

if not, ive been sold a car with no airbox! and done over 1k miles without one! and god knows how many miles the previous owner did without one!
 

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golf ball thats exactly what i thought LOL

look for the intake pipe for the filter on your cover (right side near grill)

Dunno why VW changed the lay out and tucked it under the cover as its hotter!!?? Cheaper i guess [:(!]

Any pictures would help/ to dark atm as id take some.
 

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Isn't it the same as the 1.4? I've posted the answer here if so: http://www.uk-mkivs.net/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=44537

Even if it's not, you'll see the box to look for in that thread...

If there's something that looks like this, then your standard airbox has been replaced with a cone filter

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And you'd be hard pushed to drive around with no air filter/box I reckon - all the crap would go straight into your carbuerettor & you'd have one pretty sick golfy!
 

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i know what an IK is! lol.

i was just wondering where the airbox was hidden, as someone pointed out it should be on the right.

can see the cold air feed on the bottom right of the engine cover tho.

the airbox, so close to the engine - how poo is that!!!
 

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it was me that raised the question as to where golf balls airbox was when he popped round to mine the other week. Where i *thought* the airbox should be was just this huge empty space as if it had been taken off. There was even brackets for what looked like where the airbox should attach too!! very strange.
 
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