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Old 04-21-2014, 07:50 PM   #1
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Metal pieces on intake pipe

I have been looking at a lot of pictures online showing the engine bay of the 2013 St. And all the ones I see have two little metal strip bits on top of the plastic pipe that runs from the intake to the back of the engine.

Looking under my hood today, I seem to be missing those pieces. Is this a 13-14 model change or should I bring back to dealership and see what they say? Only have had car for a week or so.




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Image for reference. Just the two parts closest to the right side of the bay.

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It was removed from production, there is no reason for concern though as it was more decorative than it was a heat sink. Some of them had been falling off on the very early production cars so it was eliminated to prevent that concern from occurring.
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Gotcha, thanks I thought it might have been a heatsink sort of feature so I thought I'd make sure.
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Gotcha, thanks I thought it might have been a heatsink sort of feature so I thought I'd make sure.
The only part that might realistically act as a heat sink is still installed on the car, but at the forward cross over tube from the intake to the elbow that goes to the turbo in the open engine bay is not necessary.
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Old 04-22-2014, 12:16 AM   #5
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Really quick, speaking of intake, I can't seem to find a dry flow drop in online, do you know of any or would an oil green filter not cause any damage on these motors? My wrx was recommended not to get oil intake filter so it doesn't suck oil into turbo
Thanks a lot for your help.
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Really quick, speaking of intake, I can't seem to find a dry flow drop in online, do you know of any or would an oil green filter not cause any damage on these motors? My wrx was recommended not to get oil intake filter so it doesn't suck oil into turbo
Thanks a lot for your help.
If you really want an AEM dry flow filter it is available.

http://www.aemintakes.com/search/pro...?prod=AE-20993

Part number AE-20993. The air box is the same as the base focus in terms of what filter it will take.

I'm not sure about the oiled filter being a problem on these cars as the Ford Racing air intake snorkel comes with an oiled K&N filter.

They also do not use a MAF sensor but rather a series of MAP sensors to measure temperature and pressure at various points along the system to monitor and maintain control over engine function.
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They do have a MAF attached to the air box just like the NA just bends towards the back of the engine and is part of that tube the OP was asking about 138.00 for housing compared to or 5.00 straight one.
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Metal pieces on intake pipe

Like said before AEM now makes a dry filter also air raid synthamax is dry and I believe spectra has one now at advanced or auto zone.
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They do have a MAF attached to the air box just like the NA just bends towards the back of the engine and is part of that tube the OP was asking about 138.00 for housing compared to or 5.00 straight one.
No this is not correct. The Focus ST is speed density based and has three MAP sensors at least two of which are also temperature sensors.

The sensor closest to the air box is incorrectly noted as a MAF sensor based on it's proximity to the airbox as well as using the pressure and temperature to gather the mass air flow. V.s. a hot wire mass air flow sensor that directly measures the mass flow rate.
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Good to know. I installed a K&N oiled filter in the stock airbox of my VW R32 that had a hot wire MAF. I had no idea that it could cause a problem, but it took 4 years and many sensors to resolve. Glad to know the ST is on an MAP system.
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