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A rainy day in Sydney, $4 spent at the hardware and one custom airscoop now waiting for the CDA to arrive in the post....

Position is right behind the spoiler vent and will allow bumper removal without any fiddling around with the air intake pipe.

A couple of hours well spent while the bumper is off the car I reckon! :)
 

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Yep the bracket and more importantly an oval "90mm gutter outlet watertank fitting" from Bunnings - with would you believe an 85mm O.D. on the pipe, just right!!

I wrapped some scrap sheet metal around it, pop-riveted everything in place and silicone to seal the gaps.

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Oh man, i gotta go to bunnings!!! I did the same thing but with the alloy hose that came with it!!! Your finish looks much better Im gonna do the same thing but spray it silver!!!
 
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Its rather annoying seeing all the pipework on your car still looking new.
To much bloody rain in this country - everthing corrodes
 

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You know I am always quite shocked to see the level of corrosion on the suspension and subframe pics from "the old country"....

While the bumper is at the painters I took the chance to degrease and pressure wash the entire engine bay and underbody (especially after a bucket of dirt came out of the side skirts:eek: ) so she is looking very clean indeed!

Sportsalfa: I was going to mod a plastic funnel for the intake but at $10 it was way too expensive ;) and not as much fun....
 

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Looks good, I need to do the same kind of thing for my Spider. A friend is a Stainless welder so I was going to get him to creat something with mesh for the intake to stop road kill getting to me CDA.
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Well the $300 CDA has been fitted to the $4 scoop and everything is working fine. What a great addition to the engine note - much the same until you floor the throttle around 5000 revs and then you can actually feel the "growl" as the engine takes flight - just superb!:D

The aim was to reposition the MAF from the top of the filter to the horizontal section before the flexible throttle body fitting that houses the air temp sensor and crank case breathers. All original fittings were used with no additional pipework after the filter. Here are some sequential pics of the install (phase 1 GTV V6):

Original standard setup:
http://imageshack.us/a/img151/7421/dscf3678.jpg

Bumper was off the car so removing the original scoop was simple - 2 bolts and it was gone and the new scoop fitted in its place:
http://imageshack.us/a/img151/8463/dscf3697w.jpg

Pipework above the filter removed:
http://imageshack.us/a/img151/3297/dscf3679w.jpg


MAF removed and existing filter box lifts straight out: http://imageshack.us/a/img151/6522/dscf3685c.jpg

As has been detailed previously on this forum the existing 90 degree pipework sitting above the filter is 80mm on one side and 85mm on the other so when reversed it fits the top of the 85mm CDA and also connects to the 80mm MAF (swap the rubber ring from one end of the MAF to the other and this will then match the 85mm throttle body pipe) http://imageshack.us/a/img151/294/dscf3680.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img151/4145/dscf3681.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img151/1605/dscf3682.jpg

Metal strapping bent to fit the existing filter box bolts: http://imageshack.us/a/img151/505/dscf3687i.jpg

And fitted:
http://imageshack.us/a/img151/7892/dscf3689.jpg

There is a square plastic chamber sitting under the throttle body pipework that needs to go - and I found just the right diameter plug to fill the hole :):
http://imageshack.us/a/img151/3581/dscf3690.jpg

Pipe from scoop to base of CDA:
http://imageshack.us/a/img151/4917/dscf3694x.jpg

CDA bolted in place right where the old filter was: http://imageshack.us/a/img151/9606/dscf3695.jpg

90 degree angle pipe and MAF fitted:
http://imageshack.us/a/img151/3956/dscf3693.jpg

And the all important sticker applied.......
http://imageshack.us/a/img151/7457/dscf3700.jpg

All this removed:
http://imageshack.us/a/img151/4607/dscf3701.jpg

And the final product:
http://imageshack.us/a/img151/5707/dscf3698.jpg
 

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You did a really good job! I had mine fitted a while back and the mechanic put the maf after the 90 bend which makes the CDA fit very low... Doesnt look as nice and the intake pipe is very low i had trouble trying to bend it while keeping it at a safe distance! I should have just done it myself I was getting a Q2 put in at the time so just thought it was easier for them to throw that on instead of having to put the original intake back on. extra $300 or $400 in labour later apparently.

I know i was going to go down to bunnings and fix mine up a bit, but havent had the chance yet... I just finished replacing the rear subframe and all arms with powerflex bushes etc etc etc etc etc. man its taken me weeks and now my battery went dead which sucks it wassnt that old. ohwell one thing after another with these alfas...

In the next week or so when I get to bunnings and copy your idea I will post some pics up of mine too. Just to compare lol, but yours is much better, i dont know why he put the maf after the 90 elbow...
 

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I figure the other good thing is that the CDA sits higher - i.e. more vertical distance to avoid getting water into the system considering the low intake...

I'm heading to the garage now to fit a full set of rear Powerflex - after reading your other threads I'm going to be really careful to trim the bushes to fit!! (thanks for sharing the warning):thumbs:
 
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hi mate nice job, i have seen this system before but i am just wondering how you prevent road spray from getting onto the filter?
 
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