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What is the intake thing in front of the engine?

What is the sort of reservoir in front of the engine? Someone told me that it's an air reserve and it also act as a muffler for the intake.

The problem is that this thing gets really hot because it's just over the headers, and it act like an air warmer!

What if I remove it and plug the hole? Does the intake sound would be louder?
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Re: What is the intake thing in front of the engine?

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Re: What is the intake thing in front of the engine?

Its the OEM form of a cold air intake. You can toss it.
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Toss it indeed. I always thought it was supposed to keep the engine a little quieter.
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Re: What is the intake thing in front of the engine?

Cold air intake indeed...I agree with Damino, the thing gets heated up by the manifold to much to do any good...I'm just trying to figure out what to plug the hole up with.
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Re: What is the intake thing in front of the engine?

Yea, it keeps the intake quiet. Serves no other real purpose.
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Re: What is the intake thing in front of the engine?

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Someone told me that it's an air reserve

must conserve air!
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Re: What is the intake thing in front of the engine?

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Its the OEM form of a cold air intake. You can toss it.
No, it has nothing to do with the factory cold air intake Sean. The cai is the portion that connects to the area behind the headlight. I'm pretty sure the piece he is talking about is the resonator that's mounted to the radiator (#30 in this link http://www.hondapartsnow.com/diagram...-91-459014.png ). You don't need that piece. It helps to quiet the intake, as has been mentioned. But you might want to plug the hole so that the engine doesn't suck in hot air from the engine bay.
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itz a turbro!

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maybe find a non-weird stock intake at a junkyard to replace it. or upgrade to a cold air intake.
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Re: What is the intake thing in front of the engine?

I'll begin by removing the box and find a way to plug the hole.
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Re: What is the intake thing in front of the engine?

just my luck, I also have this. do all/most 3G's have one of these stock? never noticed before.

thinking of cutting where the intake splits, clamping on some flex tube then put a K&N cone filter at the end of it. I call it the "poverty CAI".
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thinking of cutting where the intake splits, clamping on some flex tube then put a K&N cone filter at the end of it. I call it the "poverty CAI".
I'm not quite following this...need more explaining, there's already a filter in the air box....and K&N's are not cheap, so I wouldn't necessarily call it 'poverty'.
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must conserve air!
Bahahah they didn't read the service manual which tells the owner that the 3rd gen was developed in a third world country (ie 3rd generation = 3rd world) where the cost of clean air is dramatically increasing. Honda was like, well air has been so expensive let's help the unfortunates conserve their air in a tiny bottle so when they run out of oxegyn or o2 they can run infront of the car, unplug the bottle and deeply inhale. Honda soon realized after 5 years this was a mistake and recalled their part. There was a significant increase of fatalities in Honda populated 3rd worlds (33% increase from 88-91) and a decrease in oxegyn consumption. Hondas 3rd world developers were irate with the design flaw and hired mike wylkowski to solve the issue by heading r&d in 92 (Powers, 2005). Once he was on the job, Honda developed what is known today as herpasyphalitus and unleashed it on all third worlds causing mass panic and war between countries and villages. Because of this war, the Honda air resovoir was reintroduced as a way to collect poppy seeds and thus began the heroin trade.
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Bahahah they didn't read the service manual which tells the owner that the 3rd gen was developed in a third world country (ie 3rd generation = 3rd world) where the cost of clean air is dramatically increasing. Honda was like, well air has been so expensive let's help the unfortunates conserve their air in a tiny bottle so when they run out of oxegyn or o2 they can run infront of the car, unplug the bottle and deeply inhale. Honda soon realized after 5 years this was a mistake and recalled their part. There was a significant increase of fatalities in Honda populated 3rd worlds (33% increase from 88-91) and a decrease in oxegyn consumption. Hondas 3rd world developers were irate with the design flaw and hired mike wylkowski to solve the issue by heading r&d in 92 (Powers, 2005). Once he was on the job, Honda developed what is known today as herpasyphalitus and unleashed it on all third worlds causing mass panic and war between countries and villages. Because of this war, the Honda air resovoir was reintroduced as a way to collect poppy seeds and thus began the heroin trade.
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Re: What is the intake thing in front of the engine?

i had one of those on my f150 and read it was to remove moisture from the intake whens its raining ir wet outside... i could be wrong but i cut mine off and fiberglassed around the intake where the hole from cutting it off... never had a problem but it did sound more throaty
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i had one of those on my f150 and read it was to remove moisture from the intake whens its raining ir wet outside... i could be wrong but i cut mine off and fiberglassed around the intake where the hole from cutting it off... never had a problem but it did sound more throaty
I have no idea about the design of your f150 intake, but this piece on the 3rd gen is called a resonator in the parts catalog so it's for sound dampening. It has a hole in it so any water that might get in there will drain out.
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Re: What is the intake thing in front of the engine?

Bottom line is, just toss the damn thing. Its pointless.
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I'm not quite following this...need more explaining, there's already a filter in the air box....and K&N's are not cheap, so I wouldn't necessarily call it 'poverty'.
I cant explain it good till I actually try to do it. I've already bought some aluminum flex hose and hose clamps. And it doesn't have to be K&N. Just whatever is available/fits the budget. I bought an unused AEM dryflow filter for $25 off a guy. I saw Ractive filters $25 in store, K&N's $30-50 through online store (good place is AutoPartsWay, free shipping on orders over $75).

I'll get pics of it when im done.
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AN EXTRA 20 SQUARE FEET OF PLASTIC TUBING HAS NO PURPOSE FOR ANYTHING. It was originally designed to quiet the sound of the intake. Everyone and their mother threw it in the dumpster. End of story.
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I still have mine in a box somewhere. I cleaned it all and soaked it in ArmorAll.
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Actually there's still a bunch here in the junkyards with it still on. The piece that goes behind the engine looks like a bitch to get to.
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Re: What is the intake thing in front of the engine?

It functions as a sort of "muffler" for the intake to comply with noise regulations. Common in many newer vehicles. OEM intakes are looking crazier every year, with all sorts of baffles and chambers to deaden sound.
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Re: What is the intake thing in front of the engine?

Anyway, I removed it and tapped the hole with Duct Tape. The engine is now louder, yay!
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Re: What is the intake thing in front of the engine?

Anyone throw in any cone filter (as long as it fits) in that stupid little chamber? have one handy and dont want to buy a replacement OEM filter.

I took the plastic 'muffler' part off and chucked it in the garbage and im thinking if I use a filter meant for a CAI I can leave all those holes on the stock intake open, which all it does is channel air safely inside and make the engine bay look crowded anyway.
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