As some of you may know, previously I was saddled with a warm air intake like so:
(No pics because cardomain won't load...oddly.
However, I converted it to this:
It was easy to tell that my previous setup was doing nothing more than drawing in hot engine air, save for the small amount of cool air coming in through the ram air duct. Now, it'* getting pure cold air. I have been wanting an FWI for some time, but found the Intense price to be too steep for my tastes. Total cost for my conversion: $0. And it'* solid, I took it for a drive and everything worked exactly as it should.
The difference? I don't know. It'* insanely hot and humid here so the differences between the engine bay and outside aren't as significant as they would be in cooler weather. I was stuck with the impression that the engine was cold...as in when I first start the car in the morning...even though it wasn't. Perhaps that is what I was really feeling, the difference in power. I also THINK I was able to hear the engine more for some reason, it'* hard to tell over my exhaust.
Anyway, my project is functional but it'* not pretty. I need some help and ideas to get it finished and looking nice. Here'* one of my biggest problems:
The EVAP canister and the PCM. The PCM is currently not in it'* box, because the box as-is takes up too much room. Not to worry though....NOTHING rusts here. The underside of my car looks brand new. I don't know why, but rust doesn't occur easily in my climate unless things sit out in the open rain for a long time.
Anyway, I need ideas on how to better mount those without having to buy anything if possible...I have various bolts, drills, hacksaw, etc...(though my drill won't cut through the body of the car, I don't think).
Ideas would be greatly appreciated!