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Old 07-18-2004, 02:37 AM   #1
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Ok, I just dropped by a NAPA store, and picked up a new air filter. Here'* the problem. (I'm going to borrow a pic of almost the same setup I have to give a more general idea of the problem)




Ok this intake is exactly like the one I purchased, however, It did not come with a pipe or anything to hook it up to. As you know there is the little rubber hose that connects to the plastic box, (the old intake box) Well, I removed the plastic box, and hooked up the new air filter directly to the rubber hose that was already attached to the engine, and used to be fasted to the old plastic box. I tightened it on and it works fine, however now ( I have a 1998 Bonneville SSEi) the supercharger intake had another square paper air filter which was held on by the old plastic box. Well, now I just bought this part, and the Supercharger air intake has this filter that is unsecurley sitting there. If I had a pic it would make more sense (I'll try to get one tommorow) My question is, is there any way to securely fasten the SC air filter in, or if I still need it. The guys at NAPA didnt warn me anything about this when I installed it (as they watched me and looked over to make sure I got it right, and to make sure it worked) , I just noticed when I arrived home (after some exciting driving with that extra oomph ) I noticed the SC Air filter was secured by nothing and was just sitting there. I'm nervous it'* going to fall out and cause some undesirable results in the engine . So does anyone have any recommendations on what to do? Thanks.
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is it me/way to late OR do we need pics to understand this matter?
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We need pics.
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It seems this is the way most guys are running their filters, just hanging there in the breeze. I agree it doesn't seem too sturdy. If the pipe and filter don't weigh much, it'* probably ok. If you build a cold air box around it, then you can use that to hold the other end of the pipe. But you have to remember that the engine moves under a load so you can't just nail it down.

I wish someone would make a turnkey air intake system for the bonneville.
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Put the stock back in, or get a 3" coupler. You're gonna have problems with it in the long run, and you're not getting the most out of it. You can find rubber ones @ any hardware store for pipe.

I got a silicone one, made by www.samcosport.com



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