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Old 07-02-2003, 02:02   #1 (permalink)
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Will this work - regarding pod filter

Ive done some thinking and wanted to put a pod filter in my xf efi 4.1

the airbox is ~180mm high and the distance between the afm and the end of the box is 150mm

So what do you all think ? will it work ?
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Yeah, it should work if there is enough room in the box, but I would look at a K&N panel filter. I am not sure if they are available for the XF airbox, but they flow as much as a pod and save you all the hassles with fitting the pod.
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Re: Will this work - regarding pod filter

I don't think there will be enough room to fit the pod in.

One thing that makes a difference, when you look at the airbox, where the air goes into the AFM, the air has to do a sharp u-turn. It's kinda hard to explain, but you just cut the plastic flap things out.
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okay, first things, fitting the pod filter is a pain. The adapter you get does not fit properly. You will need to make a custom gasket type adapter to make a good air tight seal. I used a nylon cutting board and cut it to size.

As for fitting the pod inside the original air box, it is highly un-doable. The shape of the box is totally against putting a pod inside it. You can get a a high flow cotton filter to suit these box filters?

I have totally removed my air box and just made a bracket to hold the pod in place (more work). The only problem is the amount of hot air it sucks in. As I get more money (and time) I will put the battery in the boot and do a 180degree turn on the whole thing so the pod tucks in behind the front light.

Is there a problem in having the battery in the boot if you also have a gas tank in the boot?
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Re: Will this work - regarding pod filter

do this, it gives you better response and acceleration, you will need to make an adapter tho.
dont see a problem with the battery flacco, as long as it is secure.
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why the passenger side? The gas setup could be hassle? It seems more logical to remove the battery and put ot on the drivers side?
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Re: Will this work - regarding pod filter

yea, thats what I am doing in my XF ute now. BIG 85AH battery in the tray. (cost me $165 for battery alone) I did it like rhe above in my XE cos it was easier and cheaper at the time (mild steel pipe) and it is away from the extractors. Also I didn't want the AFM to bake over the extractors or be too cramped, but on straight gas, this doesn't matter. will post a full description of how it is done when I have finished.
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Re: Will this work - regarding pod filter

the gas mixer is just an impco mixer, it was no hassle at all (except buying more hose).
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Pods aren't worth the trouble and quite often it won't give you any advantage over the airbox with a decent panel. I had a mate with an EL XR6 with cam, chip, extractors, exhaust etc. made 190hp at wheels with K & N panel, but after he went to a pod he was making 180hp because it was sucking in hot air. Go for a panel. Most of the air boxes Ford use are standard sizes and have at some stage been used in US Fords, chances are K & N being American will have a panel to suit. If not look at a Redline filter - I'm not 100% that they do panels but their carb filters flow 3% better than the K & N's, but servicing more often.
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