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    Default Facelift Irmscher grille design..

    Has anyone noticed how the top 2 section of the facelift irmscher grille is enclosed? I was changing the air filter tonight and was having a nosey around this area, i noticed that the air feed pipe sits right behind 2 levels of closed grille. Now i'm not sure of the reasoning behind this design, but i think its a bit daft so i quickly got the drill out and modified mine...



    The picture isn't very good but you get the jist of what i'm saying. I took the car for a spin with the K+N and new air feed and i think there is a noticable difference especially at higher speeds, but the design couldn't have been any worse in the first place with the feed pipe right against the back of the blocked off area of grille..

    I will finish it off tomorrow and tidy up the edges as tonight i was beaten by the effing midges!!

    P.S they are not dents on the grille, that is grease transferred from my dirty hands

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    the standard grill is completly blocked at the back i think its blocked for a reason

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    It is for a diesel but there isn't a reason for a petrol to be blocked off IIRC..?

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    id say it was to stop water snow bla bla getting sucked in the engine no??

    as think doing 70 with the engine sucking in air would it not suck in enuff to say get to the filter and for the" it will drain out" yes it may when you stopped but if you filter soaking wet it would suck up some water id say

    but yer mines like that all blacked off then i had a think and was like "it could" the "could" was enuff for me to leave it how is lol

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    As said before. It is blanked of for a very good reason. Sucking water into the engine, does happen.Bending rods are common.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mopar Man View Post
    As said before. It is blanked of for a very good reason. Sucking water into the engine, does happen.Bending rods are common.
    i was right!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven View Post
    It is for a diesel but there isn't a reason for a petrol to be blocked off IIRC..?
    the petrols are completely blocked off aswell mate i would keep an eye on your filter as it will get full of evertything now ie stones etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mopar Man View Post
    As said before. It is blanked of for a very good reason. Sucking water into the engine, does happen.Bending rods are common.
    I have done a fair bit of reading about this and its more a diesel issue getting hydrolok due to the small combustion chanber on a diesel. It wont be an issue at all as far as i can see as the airbox has a couple of decent sized drain holes, if i suspect it might become an issue its an easy enough fix to block it back off.

    You see plenty of higher powered petrol cars with exposed air feed pipes, if its good for them its good for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven View Post
    I have done a fair bit of reading about this and its more a diesel issue getting hydrolok due to the small combustion chanber on a diesel. It wont be an issue at all as far as i can see as the airbox has a couple of decent sized drain holes, if i suspect it might become an issue its an easy enough fix to block it back off.

    You see plenty of higher powered petrol cars with exposed air feed pipes, if its good for them its good for me
    yes but you dont see them out in the rain and its a mod there done so not factroy fitted no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bangty 1 View Post
    yes but you dont see them out in the rain and its a mod there done so not factroy fitted no?
    You don't see modded cars out in the rain...errr ok

    Mine is a mod i have done (as have a few of the VXR boys to their grilles BTW) so mine isn't factory fitted is it? - no understanding you buddy..

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