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Old 10-22-2003, 20:20   #1 (permalink)
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What is the bit of plastic that is in the shape of a horse shoe that comes of the air intake approx 1/2 way between the TB & the Air Box on a AU2 XR8
Is it there for a purpose or can it be ditched
BTW I can not attach a picture as it will not let me - Don't have the permission rights ??
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Old 10-22-2003, 21:11   #2 (permalink)
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I think you are in the wrong site,try the PUB section of Fordforums.
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Cant remember what the hell it does, something about intake noise i think, but I know people have taken it off and taped the hole up and no apparent problems.

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im asuming you mean this...........i replaced mine with a hpc coated herrod intake for $150 approx
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That's a resonator, to cut down noise from the intake. You might remember on the EB GT one of the slow road test cars was supposed to have had an air leak where the clamp had been overtightened, causing a loss of power.
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im asuming you mean this...........i replaced mine with a hpc coated herrod intake for $150 approx
That is the puppy , I have a perfect size bung for the hole but I was a bit hesitant to remove it as it might throw the ECU into a spack and end up losing power in the end , as I tried a similar trick on the Probe with the intake and it ended up going backwards in output.
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That is the puppy , I have a perfect size bung for the hole but I was a bit hesitant to remove it as it might throw the ECU into a spack and end up losing power in the end , as I tried a similar trick on the Probe with the intake and it ended up going backwards in output.
HORSE SHOE ??? can I laugh now or later
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First of all , the guys in the design dept' at Ford used to work with the Dept of main roads (NSW).

I see this thing (horse shoe ) every day when I'm on my way to work , its where the expressways were going to go , but they changed their minds after all the ground work was done , like the old off chute for the Gosford exit .

So logic has it that with the same guys now working for FORD they still make little mistakes from time to time and they don't know how to fix it .
eg like the plastic horse shoe now found in most V8 fords.

Fords solution to this little mess just round the end off so the air doesn't get out . Ask Tony ,he knows all about it .
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HORSE SHOE ??? can I laugh now or later
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First of all , the guys in the design dept' at Ford used to work with the Dept of main roads (NSW).

I see this thing (horse shoe ) every day when I'm on my way to work , its where the expressways were going to go , but they changed their minds after all the ground work was done , like the old off chute for the Gosford exit .

So logic has it that with the same guys now working for FORD they still make little mistakes from time to time and they don't know how to fix it .
eg like the plastic horse shoe now found in most V8 fords.

Fords solution to this little mess just round the end off so the air doesn't get out . Ask Tony ,he knows all about it .
What the???? Posting while under the influence is bad!
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/me watches wassa play with matchbox car in engine bay, going around horseshoe corner!
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/me watches wassa play with matchbox car in engine bay, going around horseshoe corner!

ROFL!!!! i bet he has pics too!!
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