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Old 08-30-2007, 09:41 AM   #11
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Thanks for the ideas, Bill. How were you able to attach the PCM box and EVAP canister container to the frame, existing bolt holes, JB weld, or another way?

Quick question for those of you with an FWI...for the first time in a while, we have a 60% chance of rain this afternoon. Should I be concerned? I know to avoid deep puddles and such, but I have no splash shield...but I don't think the Intense ones do either. My filter is in the same place.
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The pcm cover has holes in the feet. I made one a U by cutting the outter edge. Put in a bolt with a large washer attached to it. (like a body bolt) Then slid the cover under that side and put a push pin clip on the other side.

The evap is sitting in half of it'* bucket that used to be in the fender (the one you took out). The I removed an existing bolt and put it into a hole in the bottom of the bucket. Presto. Ran my lines with tubing.

The FWI that I have from Intense has been in serious downpours to the point of 2-3 inches of water. Driven thousands of miles and I have nothing blocking it from tire spray or weather except the inner fenderwell. To date..I've seen no issues or problems from it.
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We had rain for a straight week last week and i'm still fine, I try to avoid hitting puddles with my drivers side tire but aside from that i don't really worry about water and the FWI.
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Excellent, I won't worry about driving it this afternoon then.

I like that idea, I'll have to go outside and take a closer look at the engine to see exactly how this will fit.
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Well, I got a good bit done:







It actually doesn't look too bad.

The PCM tray is securely bolted down, while the EVAP isn't...yet. It'* clamped down very tightly by various strong hoses and wires so it might as well be bolted, it'* impossible to move.

All I need to do now is figure out how to get the cover on...I like your idea but I don't know if I have any spare pieces laying around, and I don't know if it would look too great with a jagged notch cut out of it. It'* not critical, because it'* certainly not going to rust.

Opinions? This should hold me until I can afford the Intense FWI, don't you think?
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Another idea is to cut the feet off the cover and add a flat foot. Then it would be down about an inch or two. At that time you should be able to fit the whole cover.
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I cut the outside feet off so that the PCM tray could be wedged in a little tighter and also not block the intake hose, do you mean cut the inside feet too and JB weld some plastic pieces with drilled holes in them?

I'm ready for this Intense FWI...as you can see my IAT sensor became dislodged during assembly and had to be firmly taped down with aluminum tape. It'* not going anywhere, but I can't wait for tubing with a custom fit bracket.

Good news is that after driving it around for a while I can conclude that at the very least, it'* no worse than my old setup. I'm currently using my ram air ductwork to keep my PCM cool, and it'* doing that very well. Yesterday after it sat in the PCM tray after driving I could barely touch it, today after the same amount of driving it was only a bit warm. Once I get the Intense product my setup should work very well, I think.
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