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Old 07 May 2012, 04:36 pm
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I was alittle confused at first until saturday when i bought a K&N drop-in and realized what the air box mod really is......makes sense hopefully have it done sometime this week. So is not worth modifying the intake at all, from the turbo i mean. I saw a couple like I mention in my other thread about intakes that utilize the air box or would be easier just to buy a $30 intake from pep boys modify it and use the air box mod just wondering......O yea when I was changing the filter i noticed alot of gunk and oil that collected in the air box I flushed and scrubbed it real good but there are still some remenants remaning and advice to get a good clean out of it. I bought a new sponge oil filter for it because the one I had was pretty ditterated.
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Old 07 May 2012, 07:38 pm
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Default Re: Air Box Mod

I am confused as I thought that this stuff was already covered in your other thread?

The oil gunk is apparently common.
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Old 07 May 2012, 07:47 pm
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I am confused as I thought that this stuff was already covered in your other thread?

The oil gunk is apparently common.
Didn't somebody have a mod for this oil in the air box thing?
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Old 07 May 2012, 09:15 pm
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Here is mine just did it the other day. Just some simple parts. Oil catch from Lowes (Kobalt) I beleive a 3/8's barb fiting, an O ring grommet i had lying around. Had to open up the hole slightly with an awl to get the fitting to seat just right and trim away some plastic where the foam filter usaully resides.


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Old 07 May 2012, 09:22 pm
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The one I was refuring to was out side the box! Seems like XtrmDC was talking about it one time. I could be mistaken about that.
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Old 08 May 2012, 05:35 pm
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Default Re: Air Box Mod

i was looking where the air box sucks in from the fender and it doesnt seem like there is direct route. There seems to be some kind of patch on mine wouldnt consider removing it or id get shit in there. But what punching small holes around where the snorkel sucks in air and just installing some kine of venting shield to protect form depry?
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Old 08 May 2012, 06:06 pm
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I had a similar catch can inside my airbox and I removed it. I was told is not necessary, because it restricts the air movement, since at low rpms needs to blow air then at WOT needs to suck ( the other way around )...
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Old 08 May 2012, 10:08 pm
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That's why u install a small breather filter like I did.
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Old 09 May 2012, 01:00 am
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HMmmm reducing the size of your air filter isn't a good idea. Or maybe you're talking about his catch-can. I personally would not add a catch-can INSIDE my airbox, anything you do in there affects the air flow.

The catch-can is a great idea for keeping the oil and oil fumes from coming back around and into your intake. If you're running an HO turbo, you can remove your intake manifold and you'll see how much oil you've been sucking in, it will leave traces in the manifold. I pulled mine off and cleaned it all out, then put an external filter on the make-up air breather line from the crankcase. In most states that's not acceptable because it allows the crankcase gases to escape to the atmosphere, but since it's being filtered at least it's not carrying the fumes with it. The catch-can between the make-up air connection and your airbox is the best idea, you capture the oils and gases and yet still recirculate the pressure off the crankcase back into your intake, as it should.

The idea of the airbox mod itself was to reduce airflow restrictions by pulling that junk out of the lines into and out of the airbox.
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