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05-26-2006, 11:31 AM
Yeah just woundering if it would be possible to remove the air box on top of the engine and replace it with a pod filter? there are two lines running to the back of the box tho....
05-26-2006, 02:20 PM
You'll be better replacing it with a drop in panel filter, mate. Otherwise you'll be drawing in loads of hot air. Which will cost you performance.
05-26-2006, 02:42 PM
Unless you cut a bonnet vent in ;-)
05-27-2006, 12:13 AM
Or mandral bend a 3 inch steel (or plastic) pipe that starts at the throttle body to run to behind (and beside) the battery. At the end of that pipe you can mount a pod. This is what i had before. But personaly a simple swap over to a "k&n" style hi-flow filter will yield a better responce. The factory intake set up is very good.
05-27-2006, 12:22 AM
But doesn't sound as nice as an open filter.
05-28-2006, 07:21 PM
thanks for your help, hmmm.... bonnet hole?? prehaps not! lol i would probably rather stick thirty Getready, got rice, or nos stickers on my car before i go ahead and drill a hole in the bonnet lol... but i have been thinking about just extending the pipe to go around to the front of the car to get fresh cold air but i still dont know what i should do with the 2 leads the currently go into the air box? does anyone know what there used for? i dont really want to buy a new K&N filter because they dont sounds as nice as a poddie.... at the moment i current have taken out the stock air filter and removed the air box on the left hand side and place the pod filter there its working pretty well...
thanks for you help
just another question before i go... lately my car is having alot of trouble starting if i havent drivenit for awhile i.e overnight/ over 2 nights.... its like the battery drains... would this mean that i need a new battery?
05-29-2006, 03:20 AM
IIRC one is part of the water system and the other is a crankcase breather. The water one needs to be joined if you remove the factory airbox and the crankcrase breather just needs a small filter putting on the top of the block.
if you have a look at the green filter site and find the one for the HR-V it has instructions which show you.
05-30-2006, 04:57 PM
IMHO i think you will find a pod filter will do a worse job of preventing engine bay heat from entering into the throttle. The plastic intake (factory) does a good job of insulating the the intake from engine bay heat.
05-30-2006, 11:48 PM
True unless you provide a cold air feed, this applies to any 'pod' filter. Although this is less of an issue on motorways and faster roads, it only really shows when you're in traffic around town.
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