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HELP! need to find a 3 inch pathway in my engine bay 


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 Post subject: HELP! need to find a 3 inch pathway in my engine bay
Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 7:31 pm 
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Ride: EA 5 speed

Location: Sydney
NSW, Australia

I have an EA MPFI, and I have now got the ef/el airbox (bigger so it can fit a pod).

Now I also have this nice flexible 3inch pipe that i am going to use to get even more air in (cut a hole in the airbox, attatch the pipe, and that way it directs the air in).

Thing is after removing the EA box and dummy fitting the EF/EL one, I cannot find a safe route to run the piping. It hits the timing belt on the engine. I was thinking about removing the grill and running it through there but the radiator is in the way.

The only solution I can see is to install twin thermos thereby removing the clutch fan and moulding, giving me more room to work with.

Any ideas? Do I need to wrap the piping with heat tape - I know the exhaust side gets hot, what about the intake side of the engine where it will be running?



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Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 2:44 am 
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Location: Perth
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unfortunately the log manifold on the MPFI EA has its intake right near the airbox instead of on top for the EF/EL... that means it really isn't a good swap in without the EL intake manifold going with it. About the only thing I can think of offhand to try is putting the air box in backwards, that will at least get you closer.

Oh, and I fitted a full size pod into my ED airbox.. I grafted the top of the airbox to the bottom of a battery box.. worked great much bigger inside, looks factory and I have a big pod in it.
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