I don't know about you, but I question the wisdom of putting something the
equivalent of a super-thick tin foil or white metal in the stream of air
running directly to the engine, with no filter to stop the debris when the
What was that loud noise I heard????
On Sun, 25 Dec 2005 19:14:45 -0500, daytripper wrote:
I theory, it *should* work. The best way to increase HP is to increase the
flow of air. While this does not necessarily *increase* airflow, it does
create sort of a vortex effect, which should allow the air to move more
freely into the engine.
The downside is the same as a 'perpetual motion' machine. There is no such
thing. It takes energy to create energy; or a conversion of one form of
energy to another. Since this gadget goes into the air stream after the
filter, it is using the energy from the flow of air to spin it, and while
the creation of the vortex may offset slowing the air down in the first
place, I doubt it!
Best thing is to get an air intake; I put one on a Toyota Tercel for $75.
Now, you may laugh at the idea of putting a Cold Air Intake on a car like
the Tercel, but it got me 2 things: better throttle response from a dead
stop, and about 5 extra MPG. It went from 39/40MPG combined, to 44-45MPG
I wont laugh about you experiement with the Toyota, because I was told to do
the same to this v6, take off all the air box, tubing and then put a K&N
filter right on the throttle body, they said this would give me better
response at high speeds, and more MPG, but I would have to install a fan on
the computer in the drivers finder so it wouldnt over heat.
Hmmm...I don't understand about the fan...
But, you can get an intake made for this engine. You don't really want to
put a filter right on the throttle body, since the idea is to get cold air
to the engine, and this would bring warm air into the engine. Cold air is
denser and the intake stuffs more air into the engine, resulting in a
Find a good mandrel-bent tube and filter set up; not only for the reasons
above, but also from what you're describing, you're also eliminating the
MAF sensor and any other sensors in the airstream, and the computer won't
be able to function properly without them!
Not on any engine designed in the last 30 years. They all have the
intakes designed to eliminate turbulant flow in the system. The vortex
also doesn't help airflow because it actually slows tha air at the same
time. They have been tested and proven to be junk.
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