Paul, it really is THAT easy. Getting the seal on is a bit of a b1tch and the hoses can be a pain but all in all it's two screws, one bolt and two clamps. I'd recommend the use of a magnetic screw driver when putting the Rogue supplied screws in the front part of the heat shield. I lost one in the engine bay and didn't have a suitable replacement at home and haven't had time to get to the local hardware store.
I tried to convince MiniMan7 to bring it to my house and I'd show him how to do it, "easier than changing a tire" I said. Turns out he's never changed a tire.
My only issue with the Rogue is cost as there isn't exactly much to it, it's a cone filter and a aluminium heat shield. Nothing that should add up to $239us. Granted the inclusion of the oil spray and filter cleaner is a nice touch.
For you Canadians out there I ordered it direct from Rogue via UPS ground, the taxes and UPS brokerage came to $109 (!!!!). No duty because it's made in the US and free trade covers it from that standpoint. So at $239us it comes to around $456cdn (tax incl), based on today's exchange rate, not cheap by any stretch of the imagination.
On a related note I ordered the Madness sway bar from Randy at MINI Cooper Motorsport and got it sent regular mail. I'll post my findings with regards to brokerage fees etc when it gets here. My experience is that Canada Post will charge me way less for brokerage. BTW, $50 of the above price for the Rogue was UPS brokerage fees!
People should insist on not using UPS for deliveries to canada. Tell the shippers to use USPS (postal service) instead. Just $5 brokerage, plus applicable taxes (GST PST). I ship daily to and from the U>S>, and USPS express takes around 3 to 4 business days to / from Canada, and it is a lot less expensive. ($17 vs $40 for most of my shipments).
sad goodbye to 2002 Chili MCS
Happy hello to BRG JCW MCSC
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