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Old 01-29-2002, 14:16   #1 (permalink)
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Simota Air intake (WARNING!!!)

Hey guys,
Yesterday I removed the Simota pot air filter from my engine and to my surprise I found small pieces of pebbles on the wrong side of the filter. I then gave the thing a shake and more came through. It has been letting dust etc. through..... Not Happy Jan!


I then decided to put the air box back on. I forgot how loud the bloody intake made the car, now it hush hush again.

Anyhow, I advise you guys check out your pot filters if you are unsure about there quality.

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Old 01-30-2002, 14:06   #2 (permalink)
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Sheesh eh



Good thing you found it BC before too much longer. btw - how much did you pay for the filter?? Just curious.

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Old 01-30-2002, 14:29   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Sheesh eh

My mate works at Autobarn and got me a discount, I paid $20.
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Old 01-30-2002, 14:55   #4 (permalink)
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So no disrespect BC, but a cheap and nasty one then. Good experience to find out sooner rather than later.

Nuff said,

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Old 01-30-2002, 17:02   #5 (permalink)
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BC, if your filter made enough of a difference to hear it, you mighthave halved the life of your valves too? :(
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Old 01-30-2002, 17:14   #6 (permalink)
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Pod Filters



Hey AB - all of those pod filters make a noticeable noise increase over the standard air-box. For example - do a quick lap around sometime with top off of the air-box and without the filter element if you already haven't. Not something you want to do for too long - but you will know what BC is talking about. The noise is addictive - you can't help but throw down your foot and hear it open up.

Anyway - small subject in the scheme of things .

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Old 01-30-2002, 19:08   #7 (permalink)
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air filter

If you think that is bad Bass, when I first bought my car, after a couple of weeks, thought I'd do a bit of a service, went to check the air filter, nothing!!! the thing was empty!!
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Old 01-30-2002, 19:26   #8 (permalink)
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No filter... far out thats harsh man.

The filter was actually worth around the $70 mark, but I got it cheaper. It's not the best one on the market, but $70 aint that cheap for a filter.

It has only been letting dust through for a few days because I checked it a little while ago and it was fin. Im guessing some water from the recent rain we had damaged the filter somehow, so I doubt any damage was done.

As for the sound of the intake, yes it is addictive man. I absolutely love it, you gottta try it Acid.

When you thump it past people, downgear into high rpm or race another car I assure you that the sound of the intake will turn heads.

I love it when I am racing a commo. Initially the commo usually gets in front until the 3.9 gets wound up.. and when it does, the intake roars and the EA shoots past the commo.. hehehe.. must get them confused.

Ok, thats enough blabbing from me for now
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Old 01-30-2002, 20:48   #9 (permalink)
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It's called Airboxing, and I have tried it, but on a Mitsubishi Lancer, Used to do it at the dandy drags, and yes, the vibrations going into your chair when you floor it is addictive, and again yes, it did turn heads! . HOWEVER, if it's gonna do damage, I'd rather listen to the humming of my exhaust...
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Old 01-31-2002, 11:59   #10 (permalink)
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ahha i was runniong my car for a week with out an air filter!!! the old one was absolutley ****ed, i ahdnt chanegd it sicne i bought the casr and all the mesh was falling out n shit.. i kept taking a detour around the spare part shop to gewt one, till i found oput it can casue serious damage, and yes.. whatta head turenr it was!!!
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