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Hello. I am interested in using the [email protected] conical filter setup, but first I have a few questions.
I live in Virginia, where is gets cold. Does anyone have have a problem with the filter freezing up? (providing you live in an area that has winters!)
What about rain? If the filter gets wet, will it affect performance?
Will I have to adjust my AFM for the increase of air flow with the filter setup?
Thanks,
John B.
 

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Good Q. But I live in Ca. No winters here!

> Hello. I am interested in using the [email protected]
> conical filter setup, but first I have a few
> questions.
> I live in Virginia, where is gets cold. Does
> anyone have have a problem with the filter
> freezing up? (providing you live in an area
> that has winters!)
> What about rain? If the filter gets wet,
> will it affect performance?
> Will I have to adjust my AFM for the
> increase of air flow with the filter setup?
> Thanks,
> John B.
John- I denfiately do not want my filter getting wet. So I shield it with a piece of plastic in front of it so the water can not get to it. The plasitc is simply a black garbage bag cut then taped in place in front of the filter not around it. It seems to work well during the wet months. I have never had my filter freeze but I also have never drivin my Z in snow here in Ca.
Z ya-Travis 77z
 

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> I live in Virginia, where is gets cold. Does
> anyone have have a problem with the filter
> freezing up? (providing you live in an area
> that has winters!)

I have the filter and I live in Maine. Although I've never driven my car in the winter I really think that the cone cannot freeze. I believe it's mostly made out of cotton, and there's also a grease type protectant on it.

> What about rain? If the filter gets wet,
> will it affect performance?

I have driven my car in many a downfall. I once drove 300 miles in a storm. I had to and hated every bit of it. I know the filter gets wet when driven at any speed in the rain, I was doing 80 MPH and passing a whole $#@%$ load of freight trucks. The filter must have been soaking wet but the car ran fine. Motorsport Auto warns anyone who buys through them that water may enter the engine with the filter installed but their main concern is after you stop your car and the heat from the engine meets the wettness on the filter. They're afraid this might create condensation in the intake and destroy your engine. Although this is unlikely to happen they have to warn their customers to save their own asses in case of a lawsuit.

> Will I have to adjust my AFM for the
> increase of air flow with the filter setup?
> Thanks,
> John B.

No. Your car already knows how much air it needs.
That's the joy of electronic fuel injection.
 

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Re: Good Q. But I live in Ca. No winters here!

> John- I denfiately do not want my filter
> getting wet. So I shield it with a piece of
> plastic in front of it so the water can not
> get to it. The plasitc is simply a black
> garbage bag cut then taped in place in front
> of the filter not around it. It seems to
> work well during the wet months. I have
> never had my filter freeze but I also have
> never drivin my Z in snow here in Ca.
> Z ya-Travis 77z

Travis where in cal do u live I m in the souther part in the moutains and yes I get snow hehehe
 

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Re: Good Q. But I live in Ca. No winters here!

> Travis where in cal do u live I m in the
> souther part in the moutains and yes I get
> snow hehehe

Lestat-
I live here in BEAUTIFULL Fresno Ca. ;-)
All the troubles of a big city with out any of the benefits! Are you going to the Z show this year at motorsport auot? I will be there..
Z ya
-Travis 77z
 

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[email protected] filter setup- on 280 zx

> i have an 81 280 zx i have been looking for the kn kit but have only found the 300zx kit. Will this kit fit my car?? I was told by a guy at auto zone no but they dont know crap i noticied.
 

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Re: [email protected] filter setup- on 280 zx

If you really want one you can pay @130 bucks for one from motorsport auto. all it is is a metal elbow that attaches to the boot in front of the air flow meter. it includes a K&N conical filter to attach at the other end.
MS: 1800.633.6331

There are ways to make your own and save a lot of money.
 

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Re: Good Q. But I live in Ca. No winters here!

where is the motorsport auto.
I m in the mountains of FrazerPark your north of me I m just on the boardor of Kern and LA.
One thing I can say about frezno.
Have a cow hehe.
 
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