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Old 12-16-2009, 05:37 PM   #21 (permalink)
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old dirty socks and cereal bowl.

haha. just kidding.
its a papered, whatver came with mr.gasket mini chrome air breathers, and its a boxer. dump sand in the intake it is just gonna spit it back out the bottom.

I intentionally ported two heads while on the engine and hardly took out the shavings...
the car uses no water through the crazy seasons now.
must be luck, all luck and nothing else...

I have indeed felt like saying "amen" around this old junk more than once....

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Old 12-24-2009, 09:55 PM   #22 (permalink)
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stock filters (whatevers on sale)

i dont use k&n because its expensive and it doesnt help mpg (good power tho)

but ive been curious about true flow foam filters for quite some time

havent tried it because of the price

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Originally Posted by RH77 View Post
More or less the stock filter element with custom, temperature dependent, air sourcing is my choice. I tried K&N, but it yielded no advantage -- in fact the maintenance quite costly and the darn thing disintegrated (I know, there's a warranty, but I don't want another).

I have a straight pipe entering the airbox to draw warm air from the exhaust manifold. The disadvantage is a growl under high throttle input. Otherwise, the filtration rate is moot so the OEM paper replacement is just fine.

A growl under throttle input is a Disadvantage? Why's that? those teggy motors sound good


(No actual EPA numbers for car just used F/E numbers when i first got it)
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