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Old 05-04-2007, 09:32 AM   #21
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I did exactly the same - makes it a whole lot nicer IMO.
Never gets warm, the restriction is now zero - even at full load and the engine seems to like it too! Must be the cardboard box it's sat in that helps I think though!

Here's what mine looks like now (sans AFM)...

I've never had any problems not running the crank case breather either - been running it VTA for years now and never seen any problems at all!

hey looks like mine




mmmmmm. direct airflow.
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Old 05-04-2007, 09:34 AM   #22
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on a serious note, here are Tom's and Bruce's with Breather and Recirc.:



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Old 05-04-2007, 05:32 PM   #23
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All is not as good as first thought with the new relocation.

Ever since owning the car the temp guage has never gone over the half way mark.

Today it did sitting in traffic. Not all the way over to the red but a fair bit over. Coolant was not boiling though.

I think it is down to the air filter being directly above the fan which is extracting hot air from the radiator straight in to the air filter?

Any other explanations?
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Old 05-04-2007, 05:45 PM   #24
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I've got essensially the same setup as you tabs, although at 7psi. going from N/A to turbo (with afm right off turbo) I saw a small spike in normal coolant temps. sans turbo, the needle was a needle's thickness away from the bulb in the termometer icon. now its just barely touching (it moved about a needles thickness hotter)

aka, no problems overheating.
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Old 05-04-2007, 05:53 PM   #25
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maybe it's your redbull can you left inside the bay....
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Old 05-06-2007, 08:38 AM   #26
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Here is my setup. The filter is the one brainiac always suggests k&n ru5111 I think.

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Old 05-06-2007, 10:06 AM   #27
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hi

How did you angle it outwards?
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hmmm....looks familiar.

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Creep around on my SC mirror site for some AFM relocations. On John Evan's page you can see a few things that he did (including moving the AFM to the cold side of the engine):

http://www.lightweightmiata.com/sebr...vans/index.htm
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Tabs since you took bling out,you also need to put bling back in.
Polish your thermostat housing.

Looks good
Got a spare one. been rubbing it down and taking out the grain ove r the past few evenings and will hopefully be polishing it up tonite.
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You could add in a bling support for the AFM to keep it from drooping down.
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I was thinking that. But there is very very little movement as it is!

Gonna add a strut brace providing it clears the heat shield.
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Got a spare one. been rubbing it down and taking out the grain ove r the past few evenings and will hopefully be polishing it up tonite.
That's cool,post some pics when your done.
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Old 06-21-2007, 04:22 PM   #34
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Just finished it....phew:

Photo-0134.jpg

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Good enuff???
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Looks good Tabs ,now go install it on your car.
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cheers. need to get a gasket ...give me chance...lol!
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Tabs,since you have the polishing wheel out,you might as well polish your new Greddy BOV too.
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here is mine, changed a bit since the photo, will post a newer one up when I get a chance.

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^ dude,post more pics of your car or BAN!
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All is not as good as first thought with the new relocation.

Ever since owning the car the temp guage has never gone over the half way mark.

Today it did sitting in traffic. Not all the way over to the red but a fair bit over. Coolant was not boiling though.

I think it is down to the air filter being directly above the fan which is extracting hot air from the radiator straight in to the air filter?

Any other explanations?
I would look for another reason. Maybe in moving things around your fan or thermoswitch connection got loose.
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