1. Hi Guest. If you're not subscribing to us on YouTube yet, you're missing out on car news and reviews. Subscribe to our channel to get notified when we post new videos.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Hi Guest, stickers are available from our online store. and are now half price.

Finishing a smoothed airbox

Discussion in 'Leon Mk1 (2000-2006)' started by jetsetjimbo, Jun 28, 2006.

  1. Empi5

    Empi5 Your scaring me.......

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2005
    Messages:
    2,811
    Likes Received:
    0
    I definitly going to increase the size of the fog light entry point, ive seen scoops to tidy up the hole, usually on a Sapphire Cosworth and Calibra. Any one know where to buy them,
     
  2. Ruddmeister

    Ruddmeister Everything in Moderation

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2003
    Messages:
    8,221
    Likes Received:
    1

    It is, you may get a flexi down there but the rigid Carbonio and the Forge version won't fit.

    When Forge had my car in to fit the FMIC they tried and it didn't work.
     
  3. Ruddmeister

    Ruddmeister Everything in Moderation

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2003
    Messages:
    8,221
    Likes Received:
    1
    Why is it that when I see pictures like this, I think if winter floods and a story from last year when CoxW was caught by a flash flood with water up to Door Sill level :think: hope it never an issue for you guys :shrug:

    [​IMG]
     
  4. NeilW

    NeilW Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2004
    Messages:
    322
    Likes Received:
    0
    I was thinking exactly the same thing. I've seen 2 Megane Coupes recently who've done this. Wonder if they went out in last night's thunderstorms where the puddles were over 1 foot deep in places!
     
  5. Empi5

    Empi5 Your scaring me.......

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2005
    Messages:
    2,811
    Likes Received:
    0
    Its something to bear i mind thats for sure. I now in a lucky position that the LCR will only be used for best. With one eye on the weather forecast..;)
     
  6. Ruddmeister

    Ruddmeister Everything in Moderation

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2003
    Messages:
    8,221
    Likes Received:
    1

    IIRC correctly for CoxW it was a flash flood under a bridge on a dual carriageway, no way to turn round or avoid the water..........
     
  7. ibizacupra

    ibizacupra Jack-RIP my little Friend

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2001
    Messages:
    31,329
    Likes Received:
    15
    did CoxW injest water then? :(
     
  8. DPJ

    DPJ ...........

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2004
    Messages:
    8,020
    Likes Received:
    2
    I've run with my intake 4" the ground for over a year and done over 20k mixed miles. You've got to be sensible and keep an eye out for water, obviously.
     
  9. CupraTgirl

    CupraTgirl Model Behaviour

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2002
    Messages:
    2,467
    Likes Received:
    0
    Surely it doesnt matter that much about how low it is as the pipe is bent so the water wont travel right the way up it, will it? :shrug:
     
  10. DPJ

    DPJ ...........

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2004
    Messages:
    8,020
    Likes Received:
    2
    The engine would just suck it straight in.
     
  11. CupraSteve

    CupraSteve Full Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2006
    Messages:
    790
    Likes Received:
    0
  12. CupraTgirl

    CupraTgirl Model Behaviour

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2002
    Messages:
    2,467
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hhmm i will have to re-think where i direct my CAI then?

    I was going to put it in the bottom section under the fog light where there is no mesh/grille but i dont think that will work now :think:
     
  13. Ruddmeister

    Ruddmeister Everything in Moderation

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2003
    Messages:
    8,221
    Likes Received:
    1

    Nope he didn;t have this mod but got me thinking, at the time he was mainly concerned about the cat's on his new Miltek exhaust taking a bath
     
    #93 Ruddmeister, Jul 3, 2006
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2006
  14. Ruddmeister

    Ruddmeister Everything in Moderation

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2003
    Messages:
    8,221
    Likes Received:
    1
    I'm not trying to scare people, the odd's of this are rare.....As long as you saw the hazzard then worst case scenario you could pull over, rip the feed out the airbox end and drive through I suppose
     
  15. Pabs

    Joined:
    May 3, 2004
    Messages:
    5,922
    Likes Received:
    1
    It always worries me too - and my CAI filter is down there, not in the engine bay.

    But I'm careful where i drive. I don't think that there is anywhere i regularly drive that i am not aware of as a flood risk, but those areas i am i avoid in heavy weather.

    If it looks even remotely deep, i go round it or turn around. Sometimes i look like a tw*t dodging a 3inch puddle hehe
     
  16. J@mes

    J@mes e46psi.com ;-)

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2004
    Messages:
    2,842
    Likes Received:
    0

    yea i knew they did with someones LCR but couldnt remember who! ;)
     
  17. DPJ

    DPJ ...........

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2004
    Messages:
    8,020
    Likes Received:
    2
    I was worried at first in heavy motorway spray about the amount of water being ingested, but I've found the car does run even better in those conditions........ :cartman:
     
  18. CupraSteve

    CupraSteve Full Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2006
    Messages:
    790
    Likes Received:
    0
    iv drilled a drainage hole in the bottom of my airbox, found it collected quite a bit from the spray on the roads from cars in front, with the hole it works quite well at keeping it dry
     
  19. DPJ

    DPJ ...........

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2004
    Messages:
    8,020
    Likes Received:
    2
    All the time you're running, the airbox will be sucking air up through the hole, not letting water out.

    Water doesn't seem to collect in mine, I reckon it's being ingested as water vapour.
     
  20. NeilC

    NeilC Has left the fold...

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2004
    Messages:
    336
    Likes Received:
    0
    How about something like this? $15 the pair (1 each side?)

    [​IMG]
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice