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Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2005 5:32 pm 
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Finished and painted the new intake i made last weekend, and it has come up really well. Heck, it almost looks professional! :lol: Who'dve thunk it?

Take a look in my Gallery to see a couple of pictures, cos i am too illiterate to be able to attach them directly to this forum page...

Going from the K&N Panel to a K&N pod though has actually lost a bit of performance, and i am looking at a few more options and changes to the current system as it stands. If anyone has a spare air-box top/lid, from doing away with there ol' panel filter for a pod, i would love to hear from ya, so let me know if you are happy to part with it.

Anyway, tell me what you think - good, bad or ugly - I'm not fussed.

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2005 5:36 pm 
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looks good but how does it keep water out?

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2005 5:59 pm 
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Water is the least of my worries actually. I dont know if you have heard of water induction, but a small amount of water getting in to the engine is not a bad thing for a number of reasons, including having a high latent heat potential.

Most water will just fall straight through the filter anyway, and will not be sucked up into the intake. It takes a fair bit of vacuum to suck any reasonable size water particles through the air, and with out a turbo or blower, i dont think thats gonna happen.

Will be puting on some mesh this weekend though just to stop the bigger bugs.

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2005 10:16 pm 
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looks good, but i'm pretty sure there are legality issues with it, specifically concerning the radius of the leading edge of the scoop, IIRC any forward facing part of a scoop has to have a minimum of a 5mm radius.....

just think of what would happen if you hit someone and they got clipped by the scoop.....

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2005 11:53 pm 
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but isn't water not great for the filter?

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 2:28 am 
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same as what i just did ..

but i tihnk radeks mould of it is a lil neater imo! but you will sck in a lot of water in the rain bewarned!
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Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 7:19 am 
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YES Me thinks also that someone is talking out of "a***" with benefits of getting water in your intake.......Ummm Drugs are bad! Okkkkkkkk

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 12:14 pm 
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[quote="1 SLY 97EL"]YES Me thinks also that someone is talking out of "a***" with benefits of getting water in your intake.......Ummm Drugs are bad! Okkkkkkkk[/quote]

I'm not saying that in my situation, water in through this entry is a beneficial thing, just that its not the end of the world...

There are certainly benefits of water injection systems, and its not too difficult to find information on it, so i am not going to explain it all here. Not many people use it in Australia, but there are kits around that are pretty effective.

As far as roadworthy complaince issues go, i will see what happens over the next little while. Besides if someone gets hit with a 1600kg car, a fibreglass scoop on the bonnet is the least of their worries... :D

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 12:38 pm 
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Water plus revving motor = BENT RODS!!!! BE CAREFULL!!!
This happened at bathurst with a Jaguar which didn't have a water trap on a cold air intake, Yours looks great but be warned :!: :roll:

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 12:39 pm 
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either way Speary I think it looks very neat and tidy!

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 1:48 pm 
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my engine bay, notice the airbox lid, the pod filter will suck water so currently running panel again till i bother finished a cover for the pod above as it does absorb A LOT of water in the rain and unfortunately it keeps freakin raining every 2 days heavily in the city/airport.

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Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 1:52 pm 
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just a red x for me pierre...

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 1:54 pm 
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Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 3:24 pm 
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I think for legality reasons, a 100mm circle must be able to roll over the scoop

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 6:14 pm 
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sorry mate but i am taking the ugly stance, i reckon it looks way too big. not my cup of tea.

 

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