This guide will show you how to remove the engine air filter on a VE Commodore. You’ll need this guide when installing an aftermarket air filter on your vehicle, such as an Over The Radiator (OTR) or Pod Filter setup. Suits both V6 and V8 models.

For information on changing your air filter, see our tutorial here.

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Tools/Parts Required

  • Socket Set

Step 1

Push on the metal clips surrounding the air box to release the lid.

Step 2

Lift up the airbox lid. This will reveal the air filter element. Remove the filter element.

Step 3

Unclip the MAF (Mass Air Flow) meter by sliding out the red clip. Then unbolt the hose clamp attaching the air filter lid to the air intake pipe.

Step 4

  • Unclip the positive terminal cover (Green Arrow) which allows for easier removal of the lower section of the air intake.
  • Unbolt the two retaining nuts (Yellow) holding the air intake in place
  • The Red circle is simply a rubber grommet. A firm upwards pull on the intake will loosen the grommet.
  • The air intake can now be removed. Swing the intake upwards, allowing the snorkel to come away from the underside of the headlight.

Step 5

The air intake assembly is now removed from the vehicle.

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