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Old 08-14-2013, 09:29 PM   #71
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so am i right in assuming you cant do this if you do the snorkel delete?
can anyone answer this? thanks!
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Old 08-14-2013, 09:43 PM   #72
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can anyone answer this? thanks!
You CAN do this with the snorkel delete. The parts mentioned are the air feeds / tubes running from the air box, and the rubber piece / strap that are on the engine bay side of the radiator support. The snorkel is directly on the other side of the radiator support.
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Old 08-14-2013, 09:43 PM   #73
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I'm willing to give anything a try to fix my shuddering while accelerating from a stop during warm/hot conditions. This is an extraordinarily annoying (and at times dangerous) behavior that takes all the fun out of driving what should be a moderately entertaining car.

I rummaged around my garage to see what I could come up with and found adhesive-backed weather stripping. I applied this around the edges of the intake pipes where they are butted together and wrapped the rubber strap back around the joint. The weather stripping is adhered across the slight gap between the intake parts and the rubber strap compresses it down nicely, ensuring a tight fit.

Usually I can induce the shuddering at will after a ~10 mile drive. After the quick fix, I drove for 15 miles then proceeded to stop/start at intersections as normal.

Um... wow. No shudder.

I'm not declaring a fix just yet as it just seems too simple

However, if it works it'll be the best use ever for $.02 of weather stripping and qualify the OP as a Wile E. Coyote Super Genius. I'll drive it for 3 more days back and forth to work (19 miles each way) and report back.

The red box in the image below highlights the rubber strap covering the two parts of the intake where they butt together. The arrow points to the end of the rubber strap secured around a plastic tab, intended to hold the whole affair together. I pulled the rubber strap off the tab, applied weather stripping to cover the joint between the two intake parts and wrapped the strap back around the weather stripping, securing it again over the tab.

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Old 08-14-2013, 09:44 PM   #74
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The snorkel delete may be next up for me. I've studied the thread concerning that mod and it appears to me that this mod can be done w/ the snorkel delete mod.

Snorkle delete thread: http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=297795
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Old 08-14-2013, 10:05 PM   #75
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I'm willing to give anything a try to fix my shuddering while accelerating from a stop during warm/hot conditions. This is an extraordinarily annoying (and at times dangerous) behavior that takes all the fun out of driving what should be a moderately entertaining car.

I rummaged around my garage to see what I could come up with and found adhesive-backed weather stripping. I applied this around the edges of the intake pipes where they are butted together and wrapped the rubber strap back around the joint. The weather stripping is adhered across the slight gap between the intake parts and the rubber strap compresses it down nicely, ensuring a tight fit.

Usually I can induce the shuddering at will after a ~10 mile drive. After the quick fix, I drove for 15 miles then proceeded to stop/start at intersections as normal.

Um... wow. No shudder.

I'm not declaring a fix just yet as it just seems too simple

However, if it works it'll be the best use ever for $.02 of weather stripping and qualify the OP as a Wile E. Coyote Super Genius. I'll drive it for 3 more days back and forth to work (19 miles each way) and report back.

The red box in the image below highlights the rubber strap covering the two parts of the intake where they butt together. The arrow points to the end of the rubber strap secured around a plastic tab, intended to hold the whole affair together. I pulled the rubber strap off the tab, applied weather stripping to cover the joint between the two intake parts and wrapped the strap back around the weather stripping, securing it again over the tab.

Cool. Sounds like the evidence is mounting.

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Old 08-14-2013, 10:17 PM   #76
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Cool. Sounds like the evidence is mounting.

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Sure does. It's super-easy, and certainly worth a try!

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Old 08-14-2013, 10:34 PM   #77
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Gave mine a look. Doesn't seem to be any huge gaps. A small gap, yes. But nothing too major. But then again, I haven't had the sorts of issues most report. Must have gotten a Wednesday car, not a Monday or Friday like others.
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I think mine was a Saturday in Tijuana car.

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Mine is a Wednesday car, and it's sitting in the shop because it has a leak at the bellhousing, which means the clutches are ruined.

Can't wait to get her back - the rental is sparse and boring.

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