2.4 Cone filter
OK, so I've cleaned out the throttle body, the hoses between the intercooler and the throttle body and the turbo and swapped the oem filter for a cone one. Oh and cleaned out and flushed the intercooler through too. I had an idea and just looked under the bonnet at half time during the Utd game...
Has anyone attached a cone filter and MAF / AFM directly to the turbo, thus cutting out the restrictive bends and even more restrictive rubber hose which looks like it has a built in reducer at the bend which bolts onto the turbo ? I think the rubber pipe in between the 'U' bend and the top of the air filter is the same size as the turbo inlet and if I remove the airbox I should be able to bolt the cone filter directly on the end of the MAF / AFM.
Yeah I know there'll be some heat soak, OK a lot of heat soak on a hot day in traffic, but surely I'll flow more air and I can point that snorkel thing directly at the cone and put something like a baking foil dish from Poundland to shield the filter. The worst that can happen is that I lose power and make noise, in which case I put it all back.
Anyone done this before and if so, any benefits ?