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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-02-03, 06:30 AM Thread Starter
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Why are pod filters illegal?

Why are pod filters illegal?

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i think because they change the characteristics of engines, and make them less environmentally friendly. Also noise polution?
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I'm not sure but they may be legal providing you perform an EPA emissions test. I think their legality relates to the fact that the engine as standard was tested and found to comply with EPA regulations and by changing the air filter you have changed the characteristics of the engines and the modification may cause the vehicle to breach these regulations

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Pod filters are not illegal if mounted in a box like the standard air filters on cars also ive been told that you can have a pod filter exposed if its a paper filimant type but im unsure on the legalities of this

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Pod filters are only illegal if they don't tie in to the PCV system.
All induction systems have gases from the oil go up in to the inlet manifold via the air filter to be burnt thus reducing the fumes from your car.
If you remove this your car is illegal.
Most modern cars actully include this later on down the pipe line so a pod filter isn't a problem.
Cops don't realise this and may attempt to defect you for it which will end up having you go to a testing station just to past.

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They are not illegal but technically any modification to your induction must be tested for noise & emmissions by some damn useless hippies (EPA)
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