Northstar Engines and System Technical Discussion Discussion, Custom Intake Finished! in Cadillac Engine Discussion; Real bad place for a filter dude.
BTW, am I nuts or do you have a nitrous kit on this ...
Earlier in this thread I made a remark that people should not try to change what they do not fully understand. This is a perfect example of what I was referring to! Having seen the photos of this intake I see NOTHING there that will improve this vehicle at all! To the contrary this car now has an intake outside under the car directly in the path of anything that bounces off the wheels or the wheels of the car in front..Great idea! Congratulations! You are now the proud owner of a fine american luxury car that you take a chance of destroying simply by the act of driving it under normal circumstances. These forums are partially here as a tool to use to learn about what will and will not work to improve your car and make it more user friendly. We've almost all said in one way or another that this IS a BAD idea! All I can say at this point is....Good Luck! Let us know when it grenades! I for one will be on record as having already said "I told you so"
As such, you should not try to modify your car, because it is clear you do not understand the underlying principles of cold air induction.
However, if I have to do a little more maintenance of my car in order to assure it's running properly, it bothers me not.
It's a bad idea b/c I have to be more careful and maintain my car more often? Doesn't sound like a bad price to pay for the advantages it gives me.
If you don't like what I do, don't respond.
I understand what you're saying. BUT, I'd be VERY careful with an air filter positioned so low and in such a position. The dirt etc. is no biggie as you said. So you keep a closer eye on the filter, so what? The real problem is what happens to your engine if it were to ingest a significant amount of water (which can happen pretty easy with your filter location). Suddenly hydro-locking your engine would be disasterous.
I do have a suggestion that would make this work better. Raise the filter higher, and then put a hose over the filter going down to the road level. Then at the end put some sort of screen over that. That wouldnt necessarily eliminate the possibility for hydrolocking, but it would certainly help.