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malconsSVT 09-19-2005 02:23 AM

stopping your air filter from rubbing the engine bay
 
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I noticed when I had my other intake that the filter rested on the engine bay. It would rattle sometimes and the bolts eventually rubbed a whole through the air filter. So I got a new filter and I didnt want it to get damaged so I made this craddle. Its really easy to do and it may help anybody who has this problem.

So here is what you need!
1. long black (haha thats right) zip ties. You want the heavyer grade ones so they will hold up better to heat etc. $.98-$5.00 (The black zip ties dont stand out...you wont notice them)

2. Pipe insulation, The grey foam kinda works great. You can get them at lows etc. $0.98

3. Heart, You have to want to do this.

ARE YOU READY! LETS GO!

1.Ok so take the zip ties and attatch it to any two points that will allow the zip ties to span under the air filter. I attatched one end to the metal support behind the battery, and the other under the fuse box. (dont attatch the zip tie to any wires. it may pull they loose or somthing)
2. After you get the zip ties set up, put the foam insulation around the zip ties.
3. Stand back and enjoy a hard days work. HAHA

Anyway its an easy solution to this problem
here is a picture of mine...you cant see it. also it looks like its sitting ont the engine bay but it is suspended about 2 inches above. so the filter just touches the craddle...BAM

malconsSVT 09-19-2005 02:40 AM

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here is another picture from the side. you can see how the filter is not resting on the engine bay

malconsSVT 09-19-2005 04:05 AM

i ment to post this in the interior mods and upgrade chat

SLIP STREAM SVT 09-19-2005 08:04 AM

great how to, but i don't seem to have this problem with the AEM i use to have. but anyways, what's that yellow/orange thing that's to the passenger side of the engine bay?

malconsSVT 09-19-2005 01:02 PM

thats just a cover for the power steering resevuar. some cars are bad about that leaking so i put it on there. plus i think the power steering resavuar is ugly.

JohnMichael 09-19-2005 01:04 PM

LOL, at first I was like What in the world?! TWO air filters?!? [:D] [;)]

MISVTfocus 09-20-2005 07:48 PM

^^ hahahah me too! Good job man I need to do that, mine rubs and has been damaging the filter.

malconsSVT 09-20-2005 09:02 PM

haha yeah i see what you mean. thats funny.

SuperHawk 09-21-2005 12:18 AM

Hey,

malcon what is the part # for your air filter??

Thanks Super

malconsSVT 09-21-2005 01:49 AM

RX-4950 i think thats it


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