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This is a discussion on WS6 and SLP lids... within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Originally Posted by pajeff02 Is the lid set behind the lip of the lower air box? If not, it'll pop ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    Is the lid set behind the lip of the lower air box? If not, it'll pop clamps and not seal properly.
    I'm not exactly sure what you mean by that. Can you elaborate more, or maybe put up apicture showing what you mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whamhammer View Post
    I'm not exactly sure what you mean by that. Can you elaborate more, or maybe put up apicture showing what you mean?

    There is a lip on the front of the lower air box that sticks up. The front of the lid has to be positioned behind this lip. Should look like this -- what appears to be a "dark stripe" between the two silver clamps is the lip on the lower air box:


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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    There is a lip on the front of the lower air box that sticks up. The front of the lid has to be positioned behind this lip. Should look like this -- what appears to be a "dark stripe" between the two silver clamps is the lip on the lower air box:

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    Just so I am sure of what I am seeing in the picture there:

    The center of the lid top is "tabbed" into and behind the center part of the lower part of the airbox housing. The portion of the lid that is outside of the clamps is flush with the lower housing??


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    Quote Originally Posted by Whamhammer View Post
    The center of the lid top is "tabbed" into and behind the center part of the lower part of the airbox housing.
    "True."
    So many people don't get that correct when doing the install because they don't push the assembly back into the tubing far enough.
    You already know about the heat thing, so let'em sit out in the sun for a while to warm up some if necessary.
    And some people will do a little bit of trimming on the tubes to get that extra little 1/8".

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    Quote Originally Posted by PontiacFan View Post
    "True."
    So many people don't get that correct when doing the install because they don't push the assembly back into the tubing far enough.
    You already know about the heat thing, so let'em sit out in the sun for a while to warm up some if necessary.
    And some people will do a little bit of trimming on the tubes to get that extra little 1/8".
    Well, all I did was push the center part of the lid behind the center part of the filter housing base and I "think" I've got it. It'll take a few days to make sure.

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    Shipped, I think it was around $30. Sounds like you have it figured out now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whamhammer View Post
    I didnt use a hair dryer to heat it up, but I pressed the lid to the MAF to get it in. I tried heating it up with a hairdryer , but I couldnt get it warm enough and I thought I would melt the plastic.
    You won't melt it with a hairdryer, and its the only way to press that MAF in all the way without cracking the lid.

    Trust me unless your dryer is over 6,000 watts you will be fine.

    And if it is 6000w your wife is probably wearing a wig....... because all her hair is burned off

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    What they are taking about the lid sitting properly is shown in these pics. I had my lid incorrect for like 1 1/2 yrs until I was told the correct way.

    Incorrect: (the bottom of the lid is out in the front)


    Correct: (the bottom of the lid sits inside the grove in the front )

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    Mine looks more like the "correct" now. Its kind of "Tab A" goes into "Slot B" thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by transamtom View Post
    You won't melt it with a hairdryer, and its the only way to press that MAF in all the way without cracking the lid.

    Trust me unless your dryer is over 6,000 watts you will be fine.

    And if it is 6000w your wife is probably wearing a wig....... because all her hair is burned off
    I didn't use a hair dryer, just multiple attempts to press it in. Put the MAF atop the washing machine and pushed from the inside of the lid (equally on both sides), right before the MAF itself. I didn't square peg round hole it though. It was 100 degrees out , so all those times I was trial fittingint it might have become more pliable, who knows.
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    SLP lids even with the lip seated correctly are nowhere near air tight; where the four tabs in the back of the lid are there is an open gap.

    I went and bought some stick on weather stripping and lined the airbox with it, I can hear the air passing throught the filter now (makes a 'ssshhhh' sound like letting air out of a tire, very happy with it now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justinmc978 View Post
    SLP lids even with the lip seated correctly are nowhere near air tight; where the four tabs in the back of the lid are there is an open gap.

    I went and bought some stick on weather stripping and lined the airbox with it, I can hear the air passing throught the filter now (makes a 'ssshhhh' sound like letting air out of a tire, very happy with it now.
    Actually, my kit came with a foam strip to put on the back of the lid to improve the rearwards seal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whamhammer View Post
    Actually, my kit came with a foam strip to put on the back of the lid to improve the rearwards seal.


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