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 Post subject: Re: CAI legalities
Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 1:51 pm 
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Cheers for that Shortshift, reading through that, I cant even use my 68mm throttle body as well. There seems to be quite a few things I thought was legal and it isn't. I'l try seal up one side from the engine and be done with it. I'l just change back to stock if the police don't like it.

 

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 Post subject: Re: CAI legalities
Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 2:24 pm 
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If it looks stock, they probably won't say anything. Having lots of bling in the engine bay is asking for attention. Paint it all black.

 

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 Post subject: Re: CAI legalities
Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 3:03 pm 
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GeZza200 wrote:
Cheers for that Shortshift, reading through that, I cant even use my 68mm throttle body as well. There seems to be quite a few things I thought was legal and it isn't. I'l try seal up one side from the engine and be done with it. I'l just change back to stock if the police don't like it.


I don't think they will pick up on your TB...it will look stock most likely.

Shortshift...in regards to

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(b) Dry element pod type air cleaners are permitted on EFI vehicles. Oiled, oil-soaked or
fluid-treated elements are not permitted. Anysensors integral to the original system must
be retrofitted to the same approximate location."


I would assume "Oiled, oil-soaked or fluid-treated elements are not permitted" is referring to unboxed filters and not normal boxed filter...ie K&N panel filter in factory box.

I would hate to get a defect for having a K&N panel filter in factory box.

 

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 Post subject: Re: CAI legalities
Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 3:44 pm 
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In SA we have to retain the factory airbox.....
Also we cant used filters like K&N etc either but how often will a Police Officer actually check???

One of the grey area's is that is it doesnt state we can upgrade to a later model airbox that flows higher either....

 

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 Post subject: Re: CAI legalities
Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 4:44 pm 
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phongus wrote:
I would assume "Oiled, oil-soaked or fluid-treated elements are not permitted" is referring to unboxed filters and not normal boxed filter...ie K&N panel filter in factory box.

I would hate to get a defect for having a K&N panel filter in factory box.

This is printed just before the other points, so you're probably OK.

"Replacement air cleaners are permitted provided that they have all connections and systems present on the original air cleaner and operate in an identical manner."

I've never heard of anyone getting a defect notice for a panel filter, or even a pod filter in a standard air box (like I have). IMO, if the police lift your bonnet and everything looks & sounds like a standard vehicle, there's no reason to question anything.

 

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 Post subject: Re: CAI legalities
Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 5:58 pm 
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Shortshift wrote:
phongus wrote:
I would assume "Oiled, oil-soaked or fluid-treated elements are not permitted" is referring to unboxed filters and not normal boxed filter...ie K&N panel filter in factory box.

I would hate to get a defect for having a K&N panel filter in factory box.

This is printed just before the other points, so you're probably OK.

"Replacement air cleaners are permitted provided that they have all connections and systems present on the original air cleaner and operate in an identical manner."

I've never heard of anyone getting a defect notice for a panel filter, or even a pod filter in a standard air box (like I have). IMO, if the police lift your bonnet and everything looks & sounds like a standard vehicle, there's no reason to question anything.


I think police may pick on it if it's got a 3" stainless steel intake running from TB to box...

 

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 Post subject: Re: CAI legalities
Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 6:19 pm 
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Yeah i think i might get the intake HP coated black and seal it off, or if i have to just box it.

 

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