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This is even before my first oil change, but I need to know how to get to the NISMO CAI Filter. I have searched a lot on the net and found nothing. The dealership did not have any documentation either, but said they would show me. I would rather get my answers from 350Z lovers than a mechanic waiting to punch out.

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I don't have the Nismo CAI, but if it's in front then get under the car and take a few of the bolts for the plastic undertray and then you can reach up in there and pull it out. If it's in the wheel well, then pull your driver side tire off and remove the screws holding the wheel well liner in place and pull it back, this will give you access to the filter if it's there.

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For my AEM I would just remove the small splashguard in front of the driverside wheel well. Then you can reach up to blindly unscrew the neck of the filter. When it's loose you can twist/pull it off gently.

I did not need to go near the wheel well.
I did not need to jack up the car.

But yes, it's a hassle.

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For my AEM I would just remove the small splashguard in front of the driverside wheel well. Then you can reach up to blindly unscrew the neck of the filter. When it's loose you can twist/pull it off gently.

I did not need to go near the wheel well.
I did not need to jack up the car.

But yes, it's a hassle.
Oh ok, yea I wasn't sure since I don't have one. The AEM and Nismo are pretty much the same, correct?

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Thanks for all your help. I still have some miles to put on it before I remove and clean the filter. Your advices is extremely valuable.

All I need to know know if my hands are small and dextrous enough to try it from the top, or buy a hydraulic jack and a torque wrench.

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Oh ok, yea I wasn't sure since I don't have one. The AEM and Nismo are pretty much the same, correct?
Correct. The Nismo is just the AEM rebadged.

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