Re: Biggest cone filter ever experiment !
I appreciate what you are saying but a DIY installation that I wouldn't have considered does seem possible now. None of my insurers in recent years have asked for the installation evidence like they used to.
The installation needs to be inspected by a professional outfit- there's one in Norwich advertising at the moment- so that the insurance is OK.
I have also been maintaining mine for the last few years (a Leonardo single-point system). I think the pros just try to reduce the volume of the plenum chamber so there isn't a big reservoir of gas waiting to explode, and they fit a blow-off valve. For me that'll just mean removing & blocking off the resonator.
There is also an LPGA checklist of installation precautions that must be followed. I'll stick to that if I can still dig it up.
It is a bit of a leap of faith but I might possibly get a better job for a couple of hundred £ than a pro would do for £1000 because it's my car and I'll devote more time to it.
Have you done many miles in yours yet? It'll be good to hear of a 200,000 mile V6 when you get there
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