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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Pugsley, Aug 4, 2001.

  1. Pugsley

    Pugsley 1/2 ton status

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    Went out and played in the desert for a bit today, and managed to clog up my pre-filter beyond the point of rescue, any ideas on an improved air intake system that won't clog up so quick? I'm currently running a 14" open element with a K&N Pre-Filter.

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    hmmm.... I run an open element on the truck, and don't have problems. How's the engine compartment? Do you have those rubber flap things on the inside of the wheelwells? I checked out your website, but I couldn't tell. Cute Kid you got there- A handfull I imagine[​IMG]

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    contain the intake from above, like nascar cowl induction is. or run a flex tube to the inside of the cab somehow..just a dumb idea or two.

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    She's definitely a handful - got away from me at the park this afternoon and Went in the bushes, and refused to come out. I don't have the little flap deals - my inner fenders are cut back 3" from stock, so I know that's part of the problem, coupled with blasting through 2' of silt[​IMG]

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    I have the same problem. I just use paper filters now and replace them often.

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    Just posted some info and questions on a e-mail list, I should get you back some tried and trued methods.

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    Thanks much - I went out today and destroyed the paper filter the rest of the way - I was looking at rigging up a sort of pseudo-cowl induction setup, with Ford panel filters as prefilters.

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    Got pics?

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    I'll get some once I get the parts to try it - I've got a list of what I would need figured out, now I just have to scrounge the boneyard for them - mmmmm Parts!

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    Just got a reply back from that Stock mini guy, here's what he said about his problem,
    <blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr>

    The problem we had was that we used a K&amp;N prefilter wrap. Not the foam
    type, but more of a nylon sock that went over the filter. What a freaking
    piece of crap!!! Silt would clog it up in short order. Who knew??? As far
    as location, in cab is best, but won't work for a carb or street truck. I
    would keep the filter out of the blast zone of the tire, or maybe make a
    shield to protect it from the dirt thrown up from the tire. UMP makes a
    filter can that I hear is awesome. a little expensive, but I hear worth
    every penny. Anyone got any spare pennies???

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    Thanks - I chucked the pre-filter today, and put an OEM type air cleaner on it for a temporary quick fix. I also was able to get ahold of an air cleaner from a late 70's Ford F750 (Huge element) that has a 4" Intake duct - Now to figure out where to put the intake at, and I should be in good shape.

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    And here we thought the pre-filter was suppose to guard against stuff like this.

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    I wonder if the sand problem is partially why the air cleaner snorkel is ridged? Perhaps to allow the dust a chance to settle out of the incoming air, although the narrower passageway would add velocity, which makes it worse...also one of the reasons GM probably put that "diffuser" on the inside of the air cleaner, where the snorkel inlet is. Just some ideas...

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