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Old 08-03-2004   #31
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Nice one. Do let us know how it goes. I'm thinking of getting one myself.

Also, do you feel as if the car breathes better now?

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Old 08-03-2004   #32
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Yeah, makes the car feel looser.

Get the pics up asap, we'll get our heads together:D

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Old 13-03-2004   #33
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K&N fited today.:D

Some trimming of the rubber was required to fit it around the screw lugs.

I've not had a proper run out yet but on a short run it felt a bit smoother. Looks like an excuse for a run out tomorrow;)

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Old 01-04-2004   #34
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Hey polecot, any news on the K&N results and/or cold air feed?

I haven't been able to take photos as I haven't had the car much recently. Probably couple of weeks?

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First tank after K&N fitted showed a 10% improvement in MPG. Don't trust that so I'll check again after filling up this Sunday.

The sound has been modified slightly, it is more smooth, sounds great.

Performance is prob up a bit too but cannot be too sure now 'cos I've just got a hole in the exhaust. :(

Not got round to cold air feed yet, been too cold and wet. See what the weather is like over Easter.

I'll get some shots up ASAP.

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Alright, here are the photos for that pipe thing we need to figure out :)
In the first two photos it is the pipe at the bottom in the centre (of the photo).







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Looks like it might be a water trap drain off the original induction chambers.

Can you see where it goes? Can you push some wire through it? I might be tempted to pour some water in and see where it comes out. I don't think there is any engine related bits in that area. It's the wrong side of the bulkhead for a start, the only things down there are your fogs.

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Should you really pour water down there? This is what put me off this mod on my Brava. I couldn't work out what this was for.

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It goes to a black box at the front (!) - Not much help I know.

I don't have front fog lights so pouring water down there sounds like a good idea. I might try a piece of wire/string first though.

Assuming it is a water drain, can I basically leave my mod as it is now and be safe?

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Never seen one before, but, a good guess will be that the black box is empty with a couple of small holes in the bottom. This would be to allow water to drain away without the risk of forcing water into the induction system if you hit standing water.

How to check this. Is anything else connected to the box? Will it come off? If it is not connected to anything else then it is scap and can be thrown away to save weight.

The only other thing I can think of is that it may direct warm air from the radiator into the system. But the pipe seems too small for this to be effective. If this is the case it can still be removed with no harm to the engine.

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Just done the mods to the air box. Wow the roar is a nice sound. Had a good run out, was getting about 32ish at an average speed of 80mph on the motorway.
What about the K&N filter? will it make any difference?:D[8D]
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Glad you like the sound[8D]

Probably just my impression but I think the replacement filter made the sound more 'mature'? and the car felt a bit easier through the gears.

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Polecat,
Do you have any photos of your K&N filter, was it easy to fit, plus where did you get it from.
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Stuart,
I got my K&N from Motor World, but any good motor shop will sell them. Try a web search.
No photo, but it looks similar to standard but with cotton elements behind fine wire mesh instead of plain paper.
Oh.. and it is very easy to fit, I just had to trim a little rubber off the surround to get it to fit perfect.

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Thanks for that Polecat, I think I'll give it a try[8D]
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