Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Palm Beach County, Fla.
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I'm with fasteddie on this, but for a different reason: When you remove the airbox, you are taking a very small risk with very frustrating consequences. To wit: There's a tiny chance that, when you remove the allen bolts securing the airbox, one of them will fall into a throttle body.
It's probably not going to happen. But the risk outweighs the reward when your mileage is so low.
Similar story with the spark plugs: When you remove them and then screw the plugs back in, there's a tiny chance that you'll misalign the threads and cause a huge headache. Again, the risk outweighs the reward when your mileage is so low.
The less you mess with the engine, the less likely you are to make a mistake that damages the engine.