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 Post subject: Fitting a pod filter
Posted: Wed May 30, 2012 5:50 pm 
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I fitted a pod filter to my 96 ltd 302 when I took it for a test it seemed to be flooding and had manifold back fire and lost a heap of power what is the problem do I have to by pass the air flow sensor or is it something else?
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 Post subject: Re: Fitting a pod filter
Posted: Wed May 30, 2012 6:24 pm 
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take the pod filter off it and leave it stock, you will see hardly any/no gain by using a pod filter, especially if its a cheap band

 

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 Post subject: Re: Fitting a pod filter
Posted: Wed May 30, 2012 6:25 pm 
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i would be interested to know to.

i bought a EL and it had a pod filter on it already, i personaly dont like them but its on there anyway.

but same thing. feels like its flooding no low down power at all but ok once it gets up high in revs
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 Post subject: Re: Fitting a pod filter
Posted: Wed May 30, 2012 9:30 pm 
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I won't mind having one on there it gives the engine a meaty sound how can I fix the flooding problem it that's what it is, is it the air flow sensor the manafold or the computer cause I'm lost for ideas on what the problem is
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 Post subject: Re: Fitting a pod filter
Posted: Thu May 31, 2012 9:37 am 
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There was a series of tests done-checkutube, with pod filters, that basically found that they were a waste of time, and in some cases a retrograde step; especially when they are exposed to the heat of the engine bay. Imho a good sports type filter in the original space is the go.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Fitting a pod filter
Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:35 pm 
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If it's an oiled filter(like say a K&N) and it's been over oiled you can coat the hotwire with oil and give false readings.
The resulting backfire may also have killed the MAF/hotwire.
A pod filter needs to be enclosed and fed with cool air to work properly which is why often, the stock airbox is better.
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Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:37 pm 
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XR9UTE wrote:
If it's an oiled filter(like say a K&N) and it's been over oiled you can coat the hotwire with oil and give false readings.
The resulting backfire may also have killed the MAF/hotwire.
A pod filter needs to be enclosed and fed with cool air to work properly which is why often, the stock airbox is better.

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