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Old 05-14-2005, 23:27   #1 (permalink)
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exploding air boxes?

been looking at a few E series falcons, mainly station wagons on gas.. and so far the EL and ED that ive looked at both had damaged air boxes... with bits of plastic removed, signs of being glued back together and the clips missing...

ive seen this before on a mates courier ute that was on gas and would get some pretty savage intake backfires.. what causes this? and is it a sign to steer clear of these cars?


ps. anybody with a EB2-EL falcon wagon on gas for sale PM me!
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been looking at a few E series falcons, mainly station wagons on gas.. and so far the EL and ED that ive looked at both had damaged air boxes... with bits of plastic removed, signs of being glued back together and the clips missing...

ive seen this before on a mates courier ute that was on gas and would get some pretty savage intake backfires.. what causes this? and is it a sign to steer clear of these cars?


ps. anybody with a EB2-EL falcon wagon on gas for sale PM me!
You'll find just about every falcon on gas has a blown apart air box. The factory fitted gas has got a different clip on the lid to allow it to 'spring' when a backfire occurs. This inturn saves the box from destruction. On the aftermarket gas fits, they fail to do this simple mod and the air box eventually hits its demise.
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Re: exploding air boxes?

With the LPG set up right from the start then there will be no backfiring and no exploded boxes..
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Easy dont touch the excelerator when starting on the car. If you do KABOOM
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With the LPG set up right from the start then there will be no backfiring and no exploded boxes..
In a perfect world perhaps, but in real life, at the slightest hint of a miss fire when starting you will encounter it.
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Re: exploding air boxes?

I have an EB2 Wagon on gas. When I first put it on gas in 1998 the gas fitter said that I should always use good plugs & leads.

The leads that I had on the car were the originals. When cruising if you accelerated you got a backfire. One of these backfires blew the lid off the airbox I lost one clip & the rest were a little bent.

I replaced the leads a short while later & have not had a backfire since. Mine is set up to pump both petrol and gas into the engine on initial startup so maybe that is why it doesn't backfire.
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