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    Just fitted induction kit, few questions (pics inc)

    Just fitted. Didnt take long but got a few questions.
    First is there anything i can do to this pipe to make it a bit more efficient:




    Second is, where can i mount this sensor thing which was clipped onto the airbox itself, or can i just leave it there? I dont know what it is:



    Third is, is there any way i can make the whole thing a little more firm, to demonstrate what i mean ive done a short video lol:



    Thanks

    I fired her up and no warning lights, havnt driven yet though.
    Actually one last thing, how tight should i tighten the clip that holds the cone onto the pipe, dont want to overtighten it but also dont want it falling off!

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    Sadly the thing with some induction kits is they dont come with brackets to hold it into place.
    The sensor that was clipped to the airbox, cable tie it to that metal piping behind it, just to keep it out of the way.

    The air intake pipe, you can either remove it to fit a larger codl air feed, or just keep it there, wont do any harm.

    As for securing it in place, you could cabletie it somewhere and make it support its own weight, or fabricate a bracket for it!
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    Thanks. Will it be ok just bumping about or not?
    Im worried it could fall off or something tho it seems tight.

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    No i wouldnt leave it bumping around in there mate, just incase it does somehow come free of the hosing. Erm, If you're able to, get a Jubilee clip, place it around the hose near the filter, and attach it to the wing somewhere, just to keep it in place

    EDIT: oh and for how tight to have the filter into the hose? Just tighten it so its tight, not overtight obviously or you'll crush the entrance of the filter lol. Just make sure its secure
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    Could you elaborate as i dont really understand what you mean lol.
    I have varying sizes of cable ties if thats any use.

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    Here is how it looks atm:

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    Well, my previous cone filter had a Harness to hold it into place:



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    See it next to the filter?

    If youre able to make something like that, just to keep it in place, you can then attach it to a small hole inside the bonnet ( IIRC it's near the struts)

    Looking at your pic, there's no doubt that will bang against the chassis, you'll hear it clanking away when you rev!
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    Sorted now with the help of a single cable tie as video shows:




    Just found a random hole just big enough for the tie to fit through. Its firmed it up no end! And cable tied the sensor thing to frame like you said.
    Cheers for the help Vaux 16v.

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    No problem mate, glad you got it sorted!
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    Done a good 60 odd miles today with it fitted.
    I must say the horror stories of flat spots didnt affect me really.
    There was a point where i was stuck in traffic a long time, and when moving off there was a tiny bit of hesitation, but pt the pedal down a bit more and it let out a loud growl and powered through it. For the rest of the time its been fine.
    Makes a good sound to, its sort of throaty sounding which is different.
    Happy with it overall.

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