my own home made air intake kit and pcm tray {PICS} - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning Talk about modifications, or anything else associated with performance enhancements. Have a new idea for performance/reliability? Post it here. No idea is stupid! (please use Detailing and Appearance for cosmetic ideas)

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-24-2008, 12:35 AM   #1
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 31
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
DADillac is on a distinguished road
Default my own home made air intake kit and pcm tray {PICS}

well today i was messing around and found my air filter was very dirty so i got determined to get a k&n filter in there. i ended up getting a nice big filter. took the airbox apart, used a piece of the snorkel to make the connection pipe between the crinkel pipe and the filter.

i used a cut off wheel and cut the entire bottom out of the air box, leaving both of the mounts where it mounts to the car. so i was able to keep the PCM right where it was. now the new filter just rests on top of the PCM.


i have read that the PCM is totally sealed by itself and does not need to be shileded from heat and rain? is this true, i giess the intense PCM tray keeps itin the original locaion as well so its really just as exposed to hesat and elements as my version is right?

does it matter if the filter is resting on ther pcm or not? it dont vibrate at all and seems like nothing is gonna happen to it.


also this is a big filter! there is no such thing as too big or too much air right? the car sounds like a freaking airplane when i get on it. lol!

DADillac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2008, 08:08 AM   #2
Retired Senior Admin

Expert Gearhead
 
Danthurs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sheboygan Wisconsin
Posts: 29,661
Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
Danthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to all
Default

You will need to block that off from the hot engine air. Just put a cold box around it. Other then that looks great.
Danthurs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2008, 08:15 AM   #3
DINOSAURUS BOOSTUS

Expert Gearhead
 
BillBoost37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Enfield, CT
Posts: 41,391
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

Looks like a gigantic filter. If possible, I'd try and get some of the tubing and run it into the fender. It'* really a good place for it on your generation. On the pcm, yes it is sealed and can be left w/o worry.
BillBoost37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2008, 01:21 PM   #4
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 31
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
DADillac is on a distinguished road
Default

what is a cold box?

i dont know about the bonneville, but back when i had a mustang we did several dyno tests, with a similar setup in the engine bay vs. in the fender and there were zero noticable HP differences between both setups. maybe the bonnie is different?
DADillac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2008, 03:27 PM   #5
Village Idiot
Posts like a Turbo
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 280
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iluvmybonnie is on a distinguished road
Default

not bad. huge filter but filter size doesn't really matter so if you dig it good. personally i'd make my own FWI but thats me. not a bad start.

Last edited by iluvmybonnie; 09-24-2008 at 03:28 PM.
iluvmybonnie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2008, 09:34 PM   #6
Retired Senior Admin

Expert Gearhead
 
Danthurs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sheboygan Wisconsin
Posts: 29,661
Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
Danthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to all
Default

Here is my air box, very simple.

Danthurs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2008, 12:04 PM   #7
Village Idiot
Posts like a Turbo
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 280
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iluvmybonnie is on a distinguished road
Default

dan have you ever measured the air temp in the box vs out of the box? just curious...
iluvmybonnie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2008, 12:32 PM   #8
Retired Senior Admin

Expert Gearhead
 
Danthurs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sheboygan Wisconsin
Posts: 29,661
Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
Danthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to all
Default

Not sure about the air outside the box, but when driving the inside temp is a few degrees above outside air temp.

Ok, digging up some old pictures here, really hard to see, but outside temp was about 75 that day, and air going in was about 78. The red line is air temp. You can see each time I stopped at a red light.

Danthurs is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Looking for the instructions for the home made 4t65e shift kit goldfinger22 General GM Chat 2 02-21-2013 10:55 PM
PCM Tray n/a white bonne Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 4 05-31-2006 11:18 AM
PCM Tray chr0mius 1992-1999 7 03-10-2006 12:11 AM
PCM tray Custom88 2000-2005 13 11-06-2005 11:41 PM
PCM tray toastedoats Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 4 06-13-2005 03:46 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:07 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.