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Old 05-19-2004, 08:48   #1 (permalink)
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i am new to ford forums and have became a member for eafalcons.com have just bought an 1988 EA fairmont ghia is it true that they came out with LSD's and also is a pod air filter or a standard one but with a k & n air filter in it which one is better??????????
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Old 05-19-2004, 16:57   #2 (permalink)
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Hey mate welcome.

Ea fairmont ghias came standard with LSD, although check the diff tag to make sure. For your second one, a pod filter will perform better than the standard panel filter.

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Old 05-19-2004, 17:37   #3 (permalink)
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thanx for that and how do you find out the ratio of the diffs
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Check the diff tag, which is located on the diff.
Just jack her up and have a look.
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Old 05-19-2004, 18:00   #5 (permalink)
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The pod-filter vs. panel filter is pretty subjective, actually.. theres no yes/no answer really..

A pod filter should have the highest airflow rates of any type of filter, while a K&N or similar panel filter will still flow better than a standard paper filter.

I think in any given occasion, a pod filter will offer the best engine response, but possibly not the most power possible. The reason for this is that the pod-filter is just lying in the engine bay which gets REALLY hot (over 100 degrees ambient even on a cool day, in some parts of the engine bay). Hot air is less dense than cold air, hence you will have less air in the cylinders for each combustion (and therefore less fuel, and a less powerful combustion. Also, it may be less fuel efficient).

In short, to get the best of both worlds, enclose the pod-filter in either an old airbox or a custom enclosure, and create a scoop of some kind to suck in cold air from outside the bonnet. A few people have had some pretty inovative ideas on how to do this, but the easiest is to just stick the pod in the original airbox, keep it sealed and use the original scoop (which feeds from just over the radiator at the front of the car)..

I could rant more about how the standard paper filter should theoretically supply a standard or mildy worked engine with enough oxygen right up to redline, and how a K&N panel definitely should, but not for now
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Old 05-19-2004, 19:50   #7 (permalink)
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thanx mate thats exactly what my old boy said the pod filter would get f******* hot in there. Will try to put it in box. Thanx again
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also i have LSD on my EA but on the tag it does say the ratio is there any way to find that out
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There will be two tags on the LSD, a big-arse one that says LSD, and a smaller one that gives all the info on the diff. It'll likely be caked in shit and will need scraping clean first
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