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Old 26-02-2004   #16
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You'd want to ask him first!

Thanks for that Dave. I'll give this a go tomorrow and let you know how I get on.

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Old 26-02-2004   #17
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oh I did. He was kinda drunk at the time but he won't mind. I told him it'd make his car sound better and if he didn't like it i could change it back. Seemed fairly content with the idea[8D]

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lol surfin,
let us know how you get on:D

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problem I have at the mo is that by the time he gets home from work, it's dark[:(!]

Roll on tomorrow when he finishes early[}:)]

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couldn't get one of the screws off[:(!]

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I had a look, I don't fancy it. I can't really see what the benefits would be.

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Bigger hole, more air. Get it? :)

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i just realised - i never got to see your airbox dave!

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Next meet Donz:D

The mod has had an affect on my mpg. It has gone from 24 to 21.5 on the short cold engine runs to and from work.:( But on the motorway drive to the meet I got 31 mpg:D

I think my temp sensor may be reading a bit low, it rarely gets above half and even in traffic jams only reads three quarters. This could be why I'm using so much fuel on short runs, i.e., it takes longer to lean the mix out.

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Bigger hole, more air. Get it? :)
Got it. :)

but I reckon more air gets in as standard. It's a direct feed from the grille, with the tube removed it isn't as direct.

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But...

"Plug the rubber pipe back onto the top moulding and you now have a cold air feed."

and

"But after checking the air route from the bonnet grille into the air intake i'm pretty sure that any air getting into the original system was sucked in rather than blown in."

and therefore

"All the more reason for me to put an additional pipe in from the lower grille."

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Got the new pipe in the boot:D
£4.49 for 3m from B&Q.
I'll get it fitted some time next week.

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UPDATE... Just modified my attempt with polecat's descripted way (take elbow off and put rubber pipe from front grille on) and bloody hell! It is SO much more louder. Even on idle, it's louder now than it was before. After about 5k RPM it's _too_ loud, I can't even hear the stereo.
Do rememebr I had a significant increase in loudness from before anyway, and now it's even more significant.

Also, while I was fiddling with the box my (very car experienced) mate came over and instantly said "yes, lets stick an induction kit in". Sounded like a good idea as he had a cone filter so all we needed was a bit of tubing. But that tubing didn't work out (too late, nothing open), so left it. Just took it out for a test drive now and I don't think I want an induction kit - No way will the same sort of sound be achieved. Shame really as induction kit maybe better for performance?

I dunno, but I'm well pleased :D

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Oh, and I'll hopefully take some photos of it tomorrow if it isn't raining. Maybe we can figure out what that other small dia. pipe thing is...
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Just ordered my K&N replacement filter. I'll let you know if it makes any difference.:D

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