Was giving the car a swift once over today and I noticed that one of the plastic screw lugs holding the air filter top cover onto the air box has broken. You can just see the air filter element through the gap. Is this a major problem?
Was thinking about removing the screw and throwing some superglue at the offending bit.
Do you think this'll work, or am I better off finding a replacement part?
I used a dollop of 2 part mouldable loctite stuff that looks a bit like plasticine. I moulded that into shape, held it till it set and then left it to harden. It stretched! Will scrap it off (if I can) and try a similar technique with some new stuff that hasn't been in the garage since 19??
There is nothing to really screw a self tapper to. I shall have to spend time trying to remove the air pipe and the top of the air box assembly! Then I shall try to rebuild it!
Not looking forward to using all skin on knuckles to do this.
Yes there is! Screm down the side of the metal insert but put a big washer on the screw first. The washer will grip the box-lid as if it was a lug. Its cheap, quick and hopefully saves knuckles. Most importantly it works.
If you don`t like the idea then use it as a quick fix whilst you wait for good enough weather to change the air-box.