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Old 08-05-2006, 12:43 AM
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i opened up my intake manifold top and i found several restrictions which i removed and got better power. is it safe to remove these or should i put them back? a friend told me with more air and the same amount of gas going in it can burn lean and run hotter


with the cover on
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with the top off and the restricting mesh and L bracet on
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with the resticting stuff off
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this disc went before the butterfly valve and that lil space (the diameter of my finger) is where all the air would have to go thru
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a look down to the throttle body w/ out the restricting disc
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Old 08-05-2006, 09:37 AM
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Did you remove the butterfly valve from the throttle body???????????
 
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Old 08-05-2006, 05:22 PM
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no the butterfly valve is lower down as pictured in pic 5 its the one with the black line running across the center. the disc that im holding was before that and it was screwed(fixed in place) down by the 2 screws that hold it in place above the butterfly. that slivery beam runniing across the passage(after the mesh, before the butterfly) is where it was permanently fixed onto. that means that the air only had about the diameter of my index finger space to travel thru before it got to the butterfly
 
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this stuff looks so different compare to my 00 ex
 
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Old 08-05-2006, 08:42 PM
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I guess if the car is running fine then I wouldn't worry about it... but I'm a little concerned about the disk you took out...
 
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Old 08-05-2006, 10:18 PM
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i would say leave everything theya re there for a reason
 
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Old 08-05-2006, 11:46 PM
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as long as you have a filter to not let dirt past it into the throttle body and the car runs fine, then by all means run it the way you modified it
 
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Old 08-05-2006, 11:54 PM
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yea the cars been running great since i took it out and now the intakes deep sounds really noticable. im taking it to the exhaust shop wednesday to fix an exhaust leak and hope fully get a price quote for 2.25inch piping all that way with the cat resonator and muffler still there
 
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Old 08-06-2006, 12:43 AM
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I'd say the stuff on there just looks like it was there to prevent any particles from getting through. I don't see how removing them would hurt you in any way really. Like riceburner said, as long as you have a filter at the end of that pipe you should be good.
 
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thanks, ill let you guys know if my engine quites lol. i do have the intake filter at the end so i dont see any problems either.
 

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