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    Hi Folks.

    Thinking of doing this today, but would just like to check this out.

    As per the title.

    Does the air box mod put the Air Mass Meter at any risk of packing in on me.

    My corsa c went through 2 after i put a cone filter in place of the original.
    though saying that, everything else packed in too at some stage or another.

    Any thoughts would be welcome.

    Cheers
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    nope it causes no problems what so ever ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by soulman View Post
    nope it causes no problems what so ever ....
    It actually safely increases air flow. The restrictor was put there to comply with 'drive by' noise regulations, which have nothing to do with MOT requirements.

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    yip dont see it causing a problem but a no no on a cone filter as there pants unless its a fully enclosed 1

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoochydady View Post
    yip dont see it causing a problem but a no no on a cone filter as there pants unless its a fully enclosed 1
    People say that but i have had loads (well 3 - astra gte, calibra and my GSi) of vauxhalls with open cone filters and have never felt any ill effects. Maybe 1 or 2bhp lost but thats the difference between a full tank of fuel and half a tank.

    But the air box mod does no harm.

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    Not Caused any problem with mine mate,
    Good Luck

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    ok folks. I've done it. Time to go for a spin and see if theres any difference.

    Thanks for the help and info.

    Appreciated.
    A

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    Can I bump this post and say that I just got error code 0110 after doing the airbox mod on my car yesterday. Please do the pedal trick and see if the code is appearing for you too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryantcb View Post
    Can I bump this post and say that I just got error code 0110 after doing the airbox mod on my car yesterday. Please do the pedal trick and see if the code is appearing for you too!
    See if it resets after umpteen engine starts and shut downs. I had an air mass meter throw up a fault. I replaced it. Still had a fault! A few more engine start up/shut down cycles, though and it was gone and has not (yet ) come back.

    The airbox mod should not affect the engine intake air temperature sensor in any way.

    I did the airbox mod to my GSi a couple of weeks ago and thought it felt a little crisper. I wondered whether or not this was a real improvement. Was it just in my mind? But the other day, I let the engine rev up to about 4,000 rpm (unusual for me ) and the induction noise is definitely greater! I am increasingly thinking that the performance has improved too.

    It is worth a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSiFan View Post
    See if it resets after umpteen engine starts and shut downs. I had an air mass meter throw up a fault. I replaced it. Still had a fault! A few more engine start up/shut down cycles, though and it was gone and has not (yet ) come back.

    The airbox mod should not affect the engine intake air temperature sensor in any way.

    I did the airbox mod to my GSi a couple of weeks ago and thought it felt a little crisper. I wondered whether or not this was a real improvement. Was it just in my mind? But the other day, I let the engine rev up to about 4,000 rpm (unusual for me ) and the induction noise is definitely greater! I am increasingly thinking that the performance has improved too.

    It is worth a try.

    Paul

    yeah im gonna probably gonna apply my usual tactic of ignoring it anyway
    ill check for the code again in a week

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