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Hi I am new to jet skis. I have a yamaha VX 110 and I need some help with removing and replacing the AIR filter. I am handy with tools but I am not sure how to deal with the air cleaner box and how to remove it. Please help:)
 

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Its a little tricky on the VX, cause its hard to get to. My brother claims he can do it without removing the fuel line, etc., but you need 2 people. One to hold stuff out of the way, and another to open the box and slide out the filter. The "correct" service manual way to do it says to disconnect the fuel hose, the air intake hose, and the oil separator breather hose first then take the air filter box apart to get to the filter. Here are the pages from the service manual:





Keep in mind that there is rarely a need to replace this filter, unless it has become contaminated with oil, water, etc.. Some guys run without a filter, and report no problems. You might want to consider using a R&D filter instead of the OEM filter if you do need a replacement: ISLAND RACING
 

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You DO NOT need to remove the fuel line! Just slip a very thin screwdriver in the bottom of the cable clamp that secures it to the air filter box--and hold it up out of the way. I do this easily by myself. One caveat--be careful not to drop the screws from the housing into the bottom of your hull. Have a telescoping magnetic pickup handy, when you do.Hope this helps
 

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One addition to the above reply----remove the rubber connector pipe from the top of the air filter compartment that connects to the intake manifold. This makes removing the top very easy--after you have taken out the 6 screws which you are going to try not to drop!
 

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I just replaced my air filter today in a 2007 Yamaha VX cruiser and didn't find it to difficult once I realized I had to disassemble the air box in the jet ski to remove it. Remove the 4 larger {12mm} bolts holding the air box down and tip it toward the back of the jet ski to remove the six screws holding the top and bottom half of air box together. You do not have to remove fuel line. With the air intake disconnected and rotated 90 degrees to get out of the way and six screws out and the small air intake and oil breather hose disconnected and removed out of the way you can pull off the top of the box and remove from jet ski. Now you have the bottom and filter small enough to remove as well from under the fuel line. Basically just disassemble the air box before removing from jet ski! Once out remove old air filter and replace with new one and assemble in opposite order you removed it.
 
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