Air cleaner base install


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Getting ready to install my air cleaner base. Does anyone have advice how to get the front right hose hooked up? I’d prefer the neighbor kids don’t expand their vocabulary because of me


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68c15 wrote: Fri Mar 04, 2022 10:46 pm Getting ready to install my air cleaner base. Does anyone have advice how to get the front right hose hooked up? I’d prefer the neighbor kids don’t expand their vocabulary because of me
Patience...and a set of really long needle-nose pliers.
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What Wingadmin said. It’s also accessible by taking the plastic off and removing the right side fan. No need to add to the frustration by trying put the clamp back on. It is tight enough to stay without it since there is no pressure involved.
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With the air cleaner base out of the way. Pull the hose upwards as far as you can then using a pair of 6" needle nose vise grips come in horozintally and pinch a small section of the hose at the 4-5 O'clock position about 1 1/2" from the top. Let it drop back down.
Hook up all other hoses to bottom of box, then grab vise grips pulling up aligning to hose barb and drop box into place releasing the vise grips. Takes all of about 2 minutes to accomplish. :D
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I have a set of these long hose pliers from Harbor Freight and the middle size made install of that hose super simple. I had fought with it for half a day, then remembered I had these, took me less than 5 minutes once I grabbed it to have it on and done.



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The above pliers are great for this.

These are also very helpful for those tight areas.

https://www.harborfreight.com/hand-tool ... 57790.html
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I attached a long string on mine about 2 inches down from the air cleaner, Pull up on the string when putting the base down and tuck the string in the air cleaner box when done. Has worked well for me now for almost 4 years and 10,000 miles!
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I haven't had to do this, so I don't know where that hose goes, but is there a place where it can be accessed more easily? If so, permanently connect it on the air cleaner base, and separate it at the other end (or, if the access point is in the middle, cut it and use a coupler there).
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After pulling the Carbs the 1st time I gave it thought before the next yank.

What I came up with was cut that hose about 2 inches below where it connects to the intake port. Add a 1.5 to 2 inch piece of copper pipe and either with 'shoe goo' (what I had on hand) or gear clamps (didn't have that small on hand). Basically this will be permanent anyways so gluing it solves loosening or leaking issues.
With that extra length you'll attach that hose with plenty of room and when you place the air housing in place. That hose is too thick to kink so it'll simply rest in a SLIGHTLY different place but not rub on anything since it's surrounded by other rubber hoses.
That was about 200,000 miles ago and still SO EASY to place that hose on the port. 8-)

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