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Old 08-02-2009, 12:49 PM
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Broken airbox tab.

I went to go replace my air filter the other day and I noticed that one of the tabs was broken that holds down the lid to where the air filter goes. (bought my truck used didn't notice at the time)

2 out of 3 of the tabs are still good. The end one is busted. I tried to wiggle the lid around and it seems like I got a good seal still. Should I even be worrying about this? Everything seems fine. I didn't notice any dirt on the bad side of the old filter or in intake tube.
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Old 08-02-2009, 12:57 PM
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this is a notoriously common problem on the 7.3 and yes i think it will leak with one missing.i went with a diy napa filter but if a new clip will help you pm me ill send you one of mine that are no longer on my rig.
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Old 08-02-2009, 01:03 PM
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I'd just toss on a NAPA. I broke so many of those darned things, I just put on the NAPA and besides the extra noise ( a plus for some) it is great.
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Thanks for the help. I think you guys are right and I should go with the DIY NAPA. Unfortunately money is incredibly tight for me right now. So I ended up doing what I saw someone else did on some forum that I found through google.

I drilled two holes below the filter level in the air box. Ran a nylon zip tie through the holes and then above the exterior of the air box. Pulled it really tight. I think I got a good seal with the top part of the intake pressing downwards onto the foam part of the filter. It felt really tight before but now I'm pretty certain no air is getting in there.

Eventually I'll do the NAPA route but even 60-70 bucks is a lot of money to me right now. Business is slow. Thanks again for your help.
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