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mk2dubvr 12-19-2012 10:38 PM

Warning Regarding Removing top of AF box
 
thought of this today at work while i tried pulling the top of the air box off to hear the difference in sound.

Anyway while running with the top of and having a paper air filter. When that filter becomes moist or wet, it will eventually disinigrate and the intake stroke will pull that material straight into your motor. Now when you have a failure and ask to claim warranty when they take pictures of your engine bay without all the proper equipment inplace........guess whos covering the cost. NOT Ford.

that is all enjoy your selves hope this provides good insight.

mustang0 12-20-2012 02:30 PM

Good time to install that K&N and that won't happen.

Sonic_HedgeHog 12-20-2012 02:34 PM

I do believe everyone that has run without a lid for any length of time has advocated for a K&N drop in.

mk2dubvr 12-20-2012 05:51 PM

k&N is a good idea for that purpose i also hope it comes with a clamp at least so it doesnt fall off. the stock box keeps the filter in the right spot. anyway just an Fyi

Cobra5O1 12-23-2012 03:06 PM

I'm looking to get a Green. I have been running without my lid and yet to have this problem though.

Could you not have reinstalled the lid before you went to ford?

I did when I went in for an oil change


2012 Focus 5 Door SE
Airbox Mod, 13% tinted windows, tinted taillights.


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