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Moving filter away from engine.

Discussion in 'Leon Mk1 (2000-2006)' started by paulos44, Jul 6, 2015.

  1. paulos44

    paulos44 Active Member

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    Hello all......
    i have bought a length of ally and silicone pipe in order to get my cone filter as far away from the engine as possible before i fit a heat shield.The filter is currently clamped to the end of the MAF housing of course. I am wondering whether to put the extending bits between the MAF and filter or between the TIP and the other end of the MAF, or whether it matters....
     
  2. traumapat

    traumapat Leon Cupra IHI

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    you ideally need a length between maf and filter.
     
  3. paulos44

    paulos44 Active Member

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    Oh ok.....any particular reason, as a matter of interest ?
     
  4. traumapat

    traumapat Leon Cupra IHI

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    The MAF ideally needs a constant flow over its sensor, with the filter directly connected to it the air flow is less settled and more turbulant. Having pipework either side smooths the flow. Also having the filter connected directly makes it hard to secure the maf and vibration will kill these sensors prematurely. :)
     
  5. leegreenaway

    leegreenaway Active Member

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    I had to opt for the extended connection between TIP and MAF to get connected up to my heatshield

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    Looks like I'll need to get a some spare sensors just in case :yes:
     
  6. ben450

    ben450 Active Member

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    [​IMG]

    This is how I've fitted mine.
     
  7. ben450

    ben450 Active Member

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    Lee your filter goes straight onto your maf I'd try and rearrange if I was you.
     
  8. leegreenaway

    leegreenaway Active Member

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    Easier said than done, there is hardly any play in the oversize TIP hence the current setup. I need to strip the SAI and Combi valve off and hopefully it'll give me more room to maneuver it properly into place.
     
  9. ben450

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    I have got oversize tip on mine mate and it sweet. Wonder if its down to the shape of the heatshield?
     
  10. ben450

    ben450 Active Member

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    Actually get some more 70 or 80mm tubing and an alloy joiner and connect it like mine mate that's what I done.
     
  11. scott180

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    Here's mine fitted
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  12. leegreenaway

    leegreenaway Active Member

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    You've got an LCR and no SAI/Combi Valve in the way so you'll have more room to maneuver, had the heat shield made up b R1tch1e on here and it looks virtually identical to yours apart from mine is 70mm not 80mm
     
  13. ben450

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    Oh that must be why didn't realise there that different in layout. Ritchie made mine aswell well pleased with it.
     
  14. leegreenaway

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    Yeah it was pretty sweet, I had to trim about an inch off to get it flush with the firewall, i'll get it sorted though and do teh recommended setup when I remove and blank the SAI off
     
  15. ben450

    ben450 Active Member

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    I had mine powdercoated for 15 quid.
     
  16. Dani_b19

    Dani_b19 Active Member

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    Ben what shield is that?
     
  17. R1TCH1E

    R1TCH1E Active Member

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    Kind of missing my LCR now.

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  18. dazza1414

    dazza1414 Active Member

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    Where did you get the smaller filter in the heat shield and what size is it?
     
  19. dazza1414

    dazza1414 Active Member

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    Need to get a heat shield, these ones look pretty classy!
     
  20. R1TCH1E

    R1TCH1E Active Member

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    Pm me if you ever want 1 and il sort u out
     

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