Question: How to Replace the Air Filter on a Fiat 500 Lounge (1.4L)
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    Question Question: How to Replace the Air Filter on a Fiat 500 Lounge (1.4L)

    Hi guys,

    I'm not here to the forum and I'd like to install a FIAT 500 High Flow Drop In Air Filter on my Fiat from 500MADNESS.

    I've got the Fiat 500 Lounge, 1.4L MultiAir engine -- North American model (naturally).

    Does anyone know how to install this filter? Keep in mind, I'm not very vehicle savvy... lol. Incidentally, what oil / cleaning would I need to do to maintain this filter? And how often?

    Thanks a lot to anyone that can point me in the right direction!

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    its a bit of a chore but pretty simple.

    1- lift off the engine cover and set aside
    2- take a 10mm rachet and socket to loosen the bolts on top of the engine and the ones holding the intake to the radiator support.
    3- remove the top of the intakeand disconnect the rubber connectors
    4- pull out the air box that is by the radiator
    5- open the box and replace filter
    6- put everything back together the same way it came off.

    its been a while since my stock intake was on the car so i may have missed a step. but if this is beyond your comfort, the dealer or almost any auto shop can do this for you. Good luck!
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    You could probably get away with just removing the 'engine cover' and unscrewing the 3 screws that hold the part of the airbox together that holds the air filter and open it, remove the paper filter, drop in the mesh one and start and tighten the 3 screws previously removed/unscrewed.
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    Oh, that's great info. Thanks a lot!
    Now I won't feel like I'm lifting the hood and going in blind, lol.


    When my filter arrives, I'll let you know how the install goes!

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    I pulled mine out around 12k. Still looked very clean, looking at it though the sun light. Just had my 16k done at the dealer. Ask them to replace it. They told me in service the filter is still good for 32k. That's what Fiat recommends too. I'll keep checking it. My maintance service is free.

    installing is simple, nothing too it.

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    32,000 Mile (52,000 km) or 24 Month Maintenance
    Perform the following scheduled maintenance:


    Change the engine oil and filter (*).


    Rotate the tires, rotate at the first sign of irregular wear, even if it occurs before scheduled maintenance (*).


    Inspect the brake linings; replace if necessary (*).


    Inspect the CV joints (*).


    Inspect the exhaust system (*).


    Inspect front suspension, tie rod ends, and boot seals, for cracks or leaks and all parts for damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary (*).


    Replace the engine air cleaner filter (*).


    Replace cabin filter (*).


    Clean and lube sun roof tracks (*).


    Check and adjust hand brake (*).


    Replace the spark plugs (*).

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    I'm going to shoot some pics of your engine cover tomorrow and post them for you, pointing out the bolts that need to be taken off
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeaDawg View Post
    You could probably get away with just removing the 'engine cover' and unscrewing the 3 screws that hold the part of the airbox together that holds the air filter and open it, remove the paper filter, drop in the mesh one and start and tighten the 3 screws previously removed/unscrewed.
    ^That was all I had to do. The Competizione air filter I bought came with instructions, with pictures. It is really easy.
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    I can't wait until my filter arrives this week.

    Hopefully by Tuesday, and I'll let you know how it goes.

    For those who have bought the filter -- was the difference noticeable (I suppose only at high RPMs)? Or did it just help a bit with the mileage?

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    Maybe 1-2 mpg average better. Mine has a noticeably better sound at revs over 3k.
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