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Old 05-10-2002, 13:46   #1 (permalink)
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Cleaning up the engine bay

I've been spending the last couple of months replacing the missing or broken parts in my CFI EA SPak engine bay, and now I'm looking to renew some of the parts that could certainly be in a better state.

First off, the (metal?) hose that runs from under the CFI Airbox to the pipe on the driver's side rear of the engine is in a really bad state (dented, bent, corroding) and keeps either falling off the engine or the air box - what could I replace this with?

Secondly, I noticed in one of the pictures from the last Melbourne meet that someone had some nice looking gold connectors for their battery terminals - where could I get these? The battery that came with my car (which has since been replaced) has a lot of acid crudded up on the terminals and the existing wires aren't in the best state.

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you can get the gold terminals from any car audio place. Jaycar springs to mind in being reasonably priced, because i think gold plated ones are pretty expensive...


as for the hose at the back of the engine bay, that is used for a warm air intake when the engine is cold. warm air is ducted from the top of the exhaust manifold into the engine. ive taken the hose away and havent noticed a problem - the MPEFI engine doesnt have one at all.

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I've taken the hose off aswell, it wont make the engine run anyworse, if anything it will make it run better

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Isnt that hose that comes from the aircleaner on a cfi engine provide hot air for the cars heating system.
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Old 05-11-2002, 18:49   #5 (permalink)
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Cleaning up engine bay

What ever you do, do NOT buy a new pipe from Ford. I did and it cost me $56. I put it on and it looked better. I then discovered that the vent that lets the hot air in was jamed on cold. Waste of money. Doesn't seem to make a difference anyway.
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nah if you mean the heating system for inside the car then thats done by the coolant. the big one going to the air cleaner is just to provide hot air for the engine when its cold.
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Old 05-13-2002, 15:09   #7 (permalink)
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All it does is help the engine reach normal operating temp alot faster. Sorta like a thermostat...

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