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Pelican Technical Article:

Removing the Engine Cover

Steve Vernon

Time:

15 minutes15 mins

Tab:

$0

Talent:

*

Tools:

T20 Torx

Applicable Models:

VW GTI (2006-09)

Hot Tip:

Work with a cool engine.

Performance Gain:

Access to engine

Complementary Modification:

Detail the engine

When servicing the engine on a GTI, you may have to remove the engine cover to access specific components. In this article, I will show you how to remove the cover, providing easy access to the engine.

Begin by opening the hood and having a look at the engine.
Figure 1

Begin by opening the hood and having a look at the engine. The air filter is located in the air filter box on top of the engine bay (red arrow) and will come off with the engine cover.

Remove the two clips from the turbo input tube (red arrows).
Figure 2

Remove the two clips from the turbo input tube (red arrows).

Separate the MAF wiring connector (red arrow) from the air box housing.
Figure 3

Separate the MAF wiring connector (red arrow) from the air box housing.

At the front left side of the engine compartment is the air intake.
Figure 4

At the front left side of the engine compartment is the air intake. There are two T20 Torx screws holding this to the airbox cover, (red arrow, one shown) remove these. Note our project car was missing the upper part of the housing.

There are four rubber grommets under the air box/cover holding it in place.
Figure 5

There are four rubber grommets under the air box/cover holding it in place. Grasp the lid by the four corners and wiggle and pull it up.

Some of the grommets will come off with the airbox (red arrows and some may stay on (yellow arrow).
Figure 6

Some of the grommets will come off with the airbox (red arrows and some may stay on (yellow arrow).

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Comments and Suggestions:
Brian Munyasia Comments: Where can I buy those four rubber grommets and the 'screws' that they fit into
September 19, 2016
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