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Hi, quick question -

I gotta replace the de-snorkeled, dirty-as-hell air filter in one of my 1st gen's. I got a new stock air filter; it's got this hard plastic that I gotta cut through. An exacto knife won't do the job. How do I cut through it?
 

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Never did it myself, but, I'm guessing: Dremel tool with cut-off wheel (?)
 

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I figured out a solution: my soldering gun with a flat disc-shaped soldering head.

It cut through the thick plastic quick, but it took me about a hour to complete a full circle because the plastic snorkel itself was flush against the sides of the filter itself on "top/bottom." I had to work around that filter material. When I was done, there were a few holes/gaps for which I used the soldering gun to fill back up with plastic. Great tool, this is.

Exacto knives & box cutters = fail.
 

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Just buy a K&N never have to replace again just pull it out clean and reoil !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Yea, get a K&N if you don't mind un-filtered air getting into your engine.

I used a dremel and a grinding bit to hog mine out.



Opened-up K&N on the left, hogged-out stocker on the right. A hogged-out stock filter flows more anyways, but you'll be chasing carb settings for a while.

I'm at 1000' and am using 147.5 mains and 2.5 turns on the idle speed screws (with the requisite 17.5 pilot jets) and an M4 full system..
 
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