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What all is included in 'Service B' can I do it all myself?
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What all is included in 'Service B' can I do it all myself?
Service B is the fancy name for the routine maintenance and inspection at the second year, as detailed in the owners' manual. The things that may require your looking into them (I presume because you asked about this service) are the boots in the front axle and steering bar, and the change of brake fluid. But it is nothing you cannot handle if you are willing and of average dexterity.
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Thanks for the info on changing the spark plugs. It helped out a lot.
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So that's how you remove the Rear Engine cover. I figured the front out on my own... But the rear was confusing me... I did not want to force anything, but I did notice the spring clips.

Is removing the rear engine cover how one gets to the air filters? I see them inside there from the intakes, but I can't tell if the rear engine cover is just the top or is it a top and a bottom?

Thanks for the very detailed info!
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So that's how you remove the Rear Engine cover. I figured the front out on my own... But the rear was confusing me... I did not want to force anything, but I did notice the spring clips.

Is removing the rear engine cover how one gets to the air filters? I see them inside there from the intakes, but I can't tell if the rear engine cover is just the top or is it a top and a bottom?

Thanks for the very detailed info!
You can just pop off the rear engine cover...it does have some spring clips, you are correct. But it simply just comes off, no secrets there. The filters are in the rear engine cover which is 1 piece...or technically 3 pieces bolted in together...so to get to the filter you will need to do some disassembling with allen wrench...i recommend you find a hand drill and a bit that would work..otherwise those are long bolts to uninstall and re-install.

On the other hand, has anyone cleaned one of these? would typical Autozone MAF cleaning solutions would work? anyone?


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Does anyone know the torx sizes required?
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Does anyone know the torx sizes required?
For what?

Your best bet is just go to Harbor Freight and buy a set for $10 or so, then you don't have worry about it... Just make sure the size you need is in the set, but a set with a decent range should have you covered.
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Size for this torx:

SPARK PLUG REPLACEMENT:
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1 - Torx Socket... Not sure on the size.
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Sorry, I missed that...

My cover is back on, so I can't check, but I don't recall it being very large. Like I said, a standard set (T-20 to T-60) should do it.

It's $10 at link

Other options:

$5.99 link

$2.99 link

If you have a Harbor Freight near you, you can't go wrong.
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Hi,

Great thread, thanks but I'm worried about snapping my stepper motor arms? on reconnecting battery leads - is this inevitable?
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