|02-07-2017 07:23 AM|
|Tundrafoci||With just an intake, as long as its one from a well known brand and not EBAY mod, you should be just fine without a tune. Of course the tune will make more power with it.|
|02-07-2017 12:43 AM|
|02-06-2017 09:03 AM|
|02-06-2017 02:54 AM|
|Tundrafoci||don't drive through puddles you don't know the depth of and you'll be fine. Even in heavy rain storms I never had a problem.|
|02-06-2017 02:30 AM|
|Cheese1||Really interested in getting a CAI for my 08', but what are the risks involved with hydrolock?|
|03-30-2016 01:47 PM|
|sparky34kv||Sailor, thanks for assist. I appreciate the reply. I am trying to make smart improvements on the car. Had it almost 10 years and have no intention of getting rid of it.|
|03-29-2016 06:05 PM|
As long as the gauge for your filter still shows good you don't "need" a replacement. You can double check it's operation by pressing in on the end to reset it, then seeing if the reading ends up similar after driving a while.
There are methods posted in here for doing a couple alternative filter setups to save $ over those "performance" intakes where you put a washable cone style filter either on the end of the MAF tube for a CAI (cold air intake) with the filter low to the ground at the bottom of the engine compartment OR an SRI type using the stock MAF tube reversed & modified to attach directly to the throttle body connector for a home made SRI (short ram intake).
Any of the alternatives can increase power over a plugged up stock filter, not going to have an appreciable affect on MPG for improvements. Usually done for power/sound and less $ than stock replacement when needed.
|03-29-2016 10:38 AM|
I saw this before and just had a couple of questions. I have an 04 ZTW with the 2.3 liter engine, I believe it is a Duratec. I want better gas mileage and don't really trust the lifetime air filter, especially since it has just over 120,000 mies on it. Does taking it out and going with a simpler CAI or Short Ram give better daily driver impact or is this more for performance minded people? I do have to occasionally drive 580 miles to help my son out in Ohio so any improvement to MPG is appreciated. I want to make improvements on the car but only if they make sense.
|04-26-2015 08:52 PM|
I'm not brand new to the focus world, but did just purchase my first one. It's an 08 coupe, manual transmission. I have a lot of things I want to do and posts like these are helping me make more informed decisions.
Good post, keep em coming.
|10-07-2014 07:30 PM|
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