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Posted: Mon May 09, 2005 5:34 pm 
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heh... :?

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Posted: Mon May 09, 2005 5:43 pm 
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WTF? is that electrical tape over the intake?!

Maybe someone did this to prevent dust getting in. Pitty it also stops all the air! I'd say remove it.

 

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Posted: Mon May 09, 2005 5:55 pm 
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Spork wrote:
WTF? is that electrical tape over the intake?!

Maybe someone did this to prevent dust getting in. Pitty it also stops all the air! I'd say remove it.


no... its silicon sealant....

NO mechanic has commented on it... that opening is blocked, and instead, there's a hole cut in the bottom of the pipe... so, the engine is sucking hot air in straight from behind the radiator... :?
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Posted: Mon May 09, 2005 5:57 pm 
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lol thats not cool! go get yourself another snorkel! why on earth someone would do that is beyond me :shock:

 

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Posted: Mon May 09, 2005 5:58 pm 
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Well thats certainly an interesting mod :shock:
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Posted: Mon May 09, 2005 6:01 pm 
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GRR!! the car has always been GUTLESS!!! I never though it was right... but noone has commented... I might do a custom air intake thing :p
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Posted: Mon May 09, 2005 6:16 pm 
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AmmoJammo wrote:
GRR!! the car has always been GUTLESS!!! I never though it was right... but noone has commented... I might do a custom air intake thing :p


A pod maybe?
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Posted: Mon May 09, 2005 6:19 pm 
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sarcasticmrknowitall wrote:
AmmoJammo wrote:
GRR!! the car has always been GUTLESS!!! I never though it was right... but noone has commented... I might do a custom air intake thing :p


A pod maybe?


yeah, maybe... its not my car though... soo.. maybe just run my own pipe somewehre on the front :)
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Posted: Mon May 09, 2005 6:19 pm 
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slightly off-topic, but family friends of ours had their EF serviced by lynford over here - called me up wondering why it was running so hot - seems the fraud mechanics decided they didn't need an intake snorkel at all! :roll:

 

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Posted: Mon May 09, 2005 6:22 pm 
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uglybob wrote:
slightly off-topic, but family friends of ours had their EF serviced by lynford over here - called me up wondering why it was running so hot - seems the fraud mechanics decided they didn't need an intake snorkel at all! :roll:


Well done!...remind me not to get a service from that mechanic :lol:
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Posted: Mon May 09, 2005 7:18 pm 
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well... you seem like a smart bunch....

why the F**k would anyone do this?

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basically, it meant the engine was drawing air in straight across one of the radiator hoses.... that means... 60+ degree air going into the engine... :roll: (at a guess)
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Posted: Mon May 09, 2005 7:21 pm 
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lol someone hasn't exactly put too much thought into that intake setup! :?

get yourself an XH ute snorkel - thats about the best bet for any EA-ED's, without going *too* crazy!

 

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Posted: Mon May 09, 2005 7:22 pm 
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would this ahh.. "setup" have effected performace alot?
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Posted: Mon May 09, 2005 7:28 pm 
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yes it will suck in hot air thus its expanded and not as much Oxygen gets stuffed in each cylindor...

it would affect it quite a lot and now that it works beter u will have WAY better response and probably a decent amount more power (esp at highger revs when the engine heats up more)

 

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Posted: Mon May 09, 2005 7:29 pm 
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uhh what car is that???
its got one of the round filters like a xe or something but a rounder bonet and rounder lights... looks like a old enging in a newer car???

 

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