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post #1 of 31 Old 12-31-2010, 04:26 AM Thread Starter
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easy air filter assembly mod

Here is a way to make the air filter housing easier to take in and out of the truck and it can be done in one piece. Just disconnect your connectors and remove the vacuum indicator and the air cleaner assembly can come out in one piece. I cut the snout off of the front housing and now it fits great. The sawzall is my tool of choice and emery cloth smoothes the cut nicely. Vaseline helps the air filter nipples and the vacuum indicator go in easy.

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That snout is there to route air into the filter housing. Other than getting it in and out easier, you didn't help anything.

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So my question would be the big flap of material that Ford puts in front of that snout is used to deflect that air intended to be routed by that snout? For those who choose not to cut away that material, this is and seems to be a pretty good idea, can it be better designed, anything can. Nice job, way to think outside the box.

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That snout is there to route air into the filter housing. Other than getting it in and out easier, you didn't help anything.

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JEEZ ...are you kidding? So that big honking sucking device (the turbo) doesn't pull air into the intake? Are you telling me I have to drive faster to force the air into the motor?
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In order to draw more air in a fan most air system design positive fines on fans, but our turbos have neutral straight fins. Air is not like water, when there is no air the vaccum will not be pushed.

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Did you forget there are two sides to every turbo?


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Here is a way to make the air filter housing easier to take in and out of the truck and it can be done in one piece.
Why not just do it the way it should be taken out. 4 minutes.

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It helps pull in cooler air closer to the grill.
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I can put the stock filter assembly in and out in one piece on my truck without modifying it

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