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Old 02-03-2008, 10:49 AM
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DIY intake question.

I just did a tymar install mod (napa filter) useing pvc pipe. It works real good but what do I do with the dirty filter guage and the whatever it is sensor (don`t know what it is for)) I took off the stock filter box. Should I try to fit them on somehow or just tie the sensor back to the fender and omit the dirty filter guage? Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-03-2008, 11:23 AM
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If you're talking about the wiring that went to the "filter-minder" just zip tie it to whatever you can reach that wont catch it or create too much heat. There is some wiring that works good i believe... Don't have my truck here to look at to tell you exactly what i did.

Also, what kind of truck to you have? Put your signature on there so we can all tell. Makes it a little easier knowing which engine we're dealing with.

Anyway, congrats on a good instal and i'm sure you'll LOVE the sound of the turbo through that setup!
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Old 02-03-2008, 11:31 AM
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Thanks DC Crew. Nothing to be concerned about then on the guage and sensor. I have a 97 obs F350 7.3. I really appreciate all the info given.
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Just to answer your original question, you can extend the wires if you want. I did it and put the sensor in the air flow as close as I could to the stock configuration. That way it's reading the temp of the air going into the motor and not the engine bays temp. I don't think wind chill is a factor at all to a sensor, X degree air is X degree air moving or not as I see it. But like they said it's not enough temp deference to effect anything very much at all, you would never tell the difference without looking for it on a scan tool.
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Just to answer your original question, you can extend the wires if you want. I did it and put the sensor in the air flow as close as I could to the stock configuration. That way it's reading the temp of the air going into the motor and not the engine bays temp. I don't think wind chill is a factor at all to a sensor, X degree air is X degree air moving or not as I see it. But like they said it's not enough temp deference to effect anything very much at all, you would never tell the difference without looking for it on a scan tool.
Thanks adfields, I think I will just tie it back for now unless I have a problem. Seems to me that since the air in the engine bay is exactly the air being sucked thru the filter into the turbo it has to be the same temp unless the fan from the turbo is cooling it somewhat from flow. I`m like you, I don`t think there would be that much difference. Thanks again for the reply
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