Wow I would like to see a picture of this air filter box.
I have not seen an Audi 80 with the air filter box on the Left side, but I have not seen the 80 Quattros.
I would think it should look like my '83 Audi 4000S and be on the Right side under the fuel distributor.
On the '83 I have to pop off the 4 clips, and one is a PITA usually, and then carefully take the top part of the air filter box and lift it up. The top part also houses the fuel distributor.
I usually find it easier to take off the large intake boot. ;-)
Ok, I checked the bentley manual, And it states to take the car to<BR>> the
dealer to change the air filter. WTF the reason for the manual was<BR>> to
learn how to do it yourself. Any help would be great thanks.<BR><BR>It's a
monster PITA to get to. It's on the left front. And the
fuel<BR>distributor is part of the top of the airbox. You have to about
half-<BR>disassemble the intake tract to get to it.<BR><BR>It may be worth
your while to take it to an independent, if only to<BR>save yourself the
hassle.<BR><BR>I'm not kidding about the PITA part - you'll see.<BR><BR>BTW,
on my turbo Audi, it's VERY easy to get to.