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Air intake ?

Discussion in '1982-Present GM Diesel' started by cegusman, Feb 13, 2002.

  1. cegusman

    cegusman 3/4 ton status

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    I have this oval box that is between the airfilter housing and the air intake hose, What is it for and do I need it or can I take it out and bypass it?

    Houston, TX
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    I think its just a silencer so I think you can get rid fo it.
     
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    It is a water evaporator. It is supposed to catch any moisture in the air and keep it out. I think that it's pretty useless.
     
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    Yup, you sure can get rid of it.

    I pulled all of that air ducting off of my truck. Some of the plastic had collapsed (I have no idea how), so my truck was starved for air.

    You'll notice an increase in engine intake noise.

    1984 K5 Blazer 4x4 Silverado
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    Do you still have the air filter housing on or did you change that also?My truck has the air filter housing and the oval box thng they were taking about, no intake hoses.

    If it aint a Chevy dont raise it up
     
  6. cegusman

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    I still have the air filter housing but everything else is gone

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    I've just got the air filter housing. No air silencer, no hoses.

    I'm thinking of going to an open element air filter setup to get more air into the engine this summer, just to see if it helps any more or not. I can't imagine it would hurt much, with the altitude I'm at and normally drive in (5000 - 10000').

    It's either that, or a dual 4" air duct setup to the front of my radiator.

    1984 K5 Blazer 4x4 Silverado
    6.2L diesel, 700R4, 3.42 gears, 31x10.5" tires
     

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