What are the benefits of an XH snorkel??? When i bought my eb there was a pod fitted directly onto the manifold, no piping or anything which i thought ran too much hot air in, so i bought an EB air box and snorkel and fitted it, the car didnt sound too good (i loved the roar!) so i used the bottom piping from the box, put the pod on the end of this pipe.
Now the pod sat in the exact position as the box would so i made some brackets up and put the snorkel and lid of the air box directly on top of the pod so cold air could hit it from the top. The pod from the bottom is exposed though. Does this sound like a reasonable set up??
The car still sounds good now but i was wondering if a Xh snorkel and box would be better or if i manage to close off the pod top and bottom, would that be better? Also if you do not reset the computer by disconnecting the battery for 30 min after you play around with air filters, will the car eat up more fuel? (my car shows on highway 13.5L/100km an local 14.5L/100km. Although when i cleaned the throttle body it dropped that day to 12.7L/100km?? So im guessing the filter has something to do with it.
Sorry for all the questions but after searching the site it has got me confused as to what to do!
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Last edited by BOSXR8; 05-03-2004 at 05:51.
Reason: Didnt make sense!
Id get rid of the rubber intake pipe al together, and get a 3" madrel bent steel elbow.
Then id enclose the botom where the pod is, that way you will get minimal hot air from the engine, that way you can still use the airbox lid, and put an XH snorkle on it.
What you want is to keep the hot air out.
I installed the XH snorkle but could not notice any difference between that and the original. The cross-sectional diameter of the original and the XH are identical.
I've left the XH snorkle on as I have EL thermos installed.
K&N - definitely has noticeable benefits.
The ED rubber intake pipe has a venturi at the airbox end which significantly reduces the diameter - has the benefit of quietening the induction noise.
Installing the EA/EB version did have a definitely noticeable, albiet small, effect and the increase in induction noise is not that noticeable - and sounds OK to me anyway.
The pod filter looks good but testing has not shown any real benefit ( I did a bunch of this and have spoken to others who have dyno'ed various combos). The EA/EB tube with a K&N did as good a job if not better. IMO - pods - not worth the mucking around unless it's looks your after.
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