I just whacked in a CAI, vs s/charged, and it just started to piss down rain as i was finishing up. While doing this I noticed that there are some rubbers on the underside of the bonnet lid at the front.
Does anyone know if these rubbers obstruct the intake or not, couldn't see at a glance, need more light and less rain.
P.S. $75 for CAI not including bottom section of the airbox from the Commodore Shop in Cardiff, for those few people from Newcastle.
I don't think they'd provide too much drama, but they wouldn't help you get direct airflow. I think the best idea would be to take off the CAI altogether, take it for a good hard burn, put the CAI back on, burn around a bit more, and see which setup you liked better. That, or get out the angle grinder and remove an inch from the nose of the CAI
The 1972 HQ Kingswood
Rubbers = off
Cutting = no
Heat gun and block of wood = yes
P.S That's the V8 one but the theory is the same
These rubbers are like clipped on and flexible they squish down ontop the radiator or around there somewhere. No removal of CAI necessary, can live without these rubbers being in. If these rubbers actually sit ontop of the CAI, it would atually promote better flow as there would be a better scope effect between the bonnet lid and the top of the center grille.
Maybe people dont have these rubbers, maybe they might want em, if the action i described above is the case.
Anyways ill scope it out tommorrow if it isn't raining.
Id leave them on. Stop water being drivrn under at 100 Ks.
Theres No Replacment For Displacement