ALTA Cold Air Intake Diy Installation Guide for the R56 Mini Cooper S Turbo
Compatibility: Second Generation (2007=) Turbo Charged Mini Cooper.
ALTA Performance has designed a Cold Air Intake System that not only looks great but Provides a significant improvement in Horsepower and Torque.
Parts Included with the ALTA R56 Cold Air Intake system:
ALTA R56 Air Box Shroud
ALTA Air Filter 2.75” ID
2.75” Silicone Elbow
3.25”-2.5” Silicone reducer coupler
4x Size 48 hose clamps
Size 36 hose clamp
2x M8x40 Hex head bolt
2x M8 Flat washers
2x M8 fender washer
2x M8 Nut
Removal of factory air box: Note: Take great care with your MAF Sensor
1 Open hood and disconnect the batteries – terminal. (Battery is located in passenger side window cowl cover)
2 Locate MAF sensor housing, and remove hose clamp securing MAF housing to turbo inlet hose.
Remove Electrical connection on MAF sensor.
3 Remove Air box top from OEM air box bottom. Remove top by loosening 4 torx screws on front side of box.
Once loosened, lift front forward and take off the clips at back of box.
4 Unbolt MAF housing from air box top. Take extreme care in not dropping MAF housing, as this is an easily damaged item
5 Locate fresh air pipe where it enters air box bottom.
This connection releases by twisting roughly 60 degrees, then pulling straight off.
There is a large o-ring located behind this flange and can make the tube very hard to remove from air box.
Spraying down with some penetrating lube will help removal of pipe.
6 Remove torx screw located on passenger side of Air box bottom and remove air box from car.
Three other rubber snaps hold box bottom to intake manifold.
Installation of ALTA intake system:
1 Using supplied M8 bolts nuts and washers, install ALTA Mini Cooper R56 air box shroud onto intake manifold
and run bolts bolts through rubber mounts.
Carefully reach under box and manifold to install and tighten nuts and washers.
Make sure to leave rubber bushings on manifold as this provides some dampening from vibrations.
Tighten hoses clamps on fresh air tube and air box after bottom is fully installed and tightened.
AIR BOX SHROUD BOLTED TO TOP OF INTAKE MANIFOLD USING SUPPLIED BOLTS
2 Install supplied Silicone reducer coupler onto fresh air pipe and install hose clamp, but leave loose until ALTA shroud is tightened.
PICTURE SHOWING Mini Cooper MAF HOUSING, FRESH AIR PIPE, ALL CONNECTED TO AIR BOX SHROUD
(NO SILICONE ELBOW)
3 Install MAF housing back into Turbo inlet hose and tighten hose clamp securing MAF to inlet hose.
NOTE: Make sure to install housing in same direction it was removed.
The 2 bolt flange should be on the opposite side of Turbo inlet hose.
4 Install Silicone elbow (ALTA logo is readable) to MAF sensor housing and to upper Air box shroud tube fitting.
Make sure to install two size 48 hose clamps to elbow to secure hose to air box, and MAF housing.
European spec cars will need to install supplied tube after MAF housing to correctly connect to the turbo inlet.
5 Install supplied ALTA filter to inside tube fitting on air box.
Make sure to wipe out excess oil from inside of filter. Failure to do may cause filter to fall off of air box.
6 Re-connect MAF sensor plug and (-) battery terminal and start car.
7 If car starts and runs properly, continue to next step.
Hood Scoop removal(optional)
1 Remove black plastic hood scoop plug by removing OEM scoop.
To remove scoop locate plug under hood, and remove to reveal screw.
With screw removed, scoop is held in place with snaps, which are very tight!
Pull straight up on scoop to remove; this step takes a lot of force.
2 With scoop removed, remove black plastic scoop plug by removing screws holding it to scoop.
Take great care not to damage paint during this process.
3 Install scoop back onto hood, making sure to secure with both the snaps and screw removed earlier.
It requires some force to get the snaps back into place.
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