Patching a hole in an intake filter

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Patching a hole in an intake filter

Postby hiryux » Thu Mar 15, 2007 10:53 am

My car started to feel real sluggish one day and discovered there was a hole in my injen intake filter caused by it rubbing against a piece of metal. Now I have a hole that sucks up way too much air and makes my car slow. I know I could just go out and buy another but I'm really strapped for cash right now so I just a need a simple solution to patch it up until I get paid and could buy a new one. Has anyone had the same experience and have any quick remedies they could recommend to me on how to patch up the hole. Any input is appreciated. Thanks in advance.


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Re: Patching a hole in an intake filter (hiryux)

Postby s14_240sx » Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:21 am

Having a hole in your intake (in the filter) won't make your car slower, if anything, it would make it the tiniest bit more responsive. I would look for the real cause of the sluggishness.

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Postby dickie » Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:24 am

replace the filter, dont be cheap on something so inexpensive that protects your engine from FOD.

if there's a hole, i would worry about having drawn something into the combustion chamber by now, especially if it is exposed in your engine bay. maybe you have something stuck against your throttle body causing the sluggishness.

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Re: Patching a hole in an intake filter (hiryux)

Postby hiryux » Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:28 am

Well its kinda weird. I decided just to put a little duct tape over the hole the other day and the car ran like normal. The sluggishness came back today and I covered the hole (which was created again) and the car ran like normal today. It might be the hot weather also. Its getting up to the 90's where I live (socal) so that might have something to do with it. I'll take a little more look into it. Thanks.

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Re: Patching a hole in an intake filter (hiryux)

Postby s14_240sx » Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:33 am

Thats wierd. My only thought is that your car is running close to lean, and when the whole opens up, it pushes it really lean and your car bogs down? Is your car running lean?

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Postby dickie » Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:42 am

you placed duct tape over the hole and the next time you looked it was gone?

did you find it? if not its probably stuck in your intake piping or manifold with whatever else has been sucked in there (filter material included).

if i were you i would pull the piping and check, if you dont see it there or on the tb pull the manifold and look in the runners.

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Re: (d!ck)

Postby s14_240sx » Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:54 am

Holy **** he has a good point. Did it just disapear or did it wear down again? check the the throttle body to see if you can find it.

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Re: (s14_240sx)

Postby killablue240 » Thu Mar 15, 2007 12:00 pm

i fixed my apexi filter with a hot glue gun until i could buy another one.

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Re: Patching a hole in an intake filter (hiryux)

Postby hiryux » Thu Mar 15, 2007 1:07 pm

What I meant to say was when I placed duct tape over the hole. The sluggish feeling to my car went away. The duct tape never came off. Its just that the metal again pierced the duct tape and I put another piece over it. Sorry for the misunderstanding.

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Postby dickie » Thu Mar 15, 2007 1:28 pm

get a new filter. period.

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Re: Patching a hole in an intake filter (hiryux)

Postby hiryux » Thu Mar 15, 2007 2:01 pm

Does anyone know if the air filters are interchangeable with other companies? I have a 95 240sx with a injen short ram intake. I think its a 3" size filter. Could I just buy a K&N 3" cone air filter and would it swap with no problems?

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Postby lucky7 » Thu Mar 15, 2007 2:05 pm

lol, what kind of thread is this?? people duct taping and hot gluing their air filters?? what the hell is wrong with you guys? hahaha. i vote this the best thread this week, easy. lol.

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Re: Patching a hole in an intake filter (hiryux)

Postby lucky7 » Thu Mar 15, 2007 2:07 pm

hiryux wrote:Does anyone know if the air filters are interchangeable with other companies? I have a 95 240sx with a injen short ram intake. I think its a 3" size filter. Could I just buy a K&N 3" cone air filter and would it swap with no problems?
it really doesnt matter what the size of the filter is, how long or wide or what color it is. just as long as it bolts onto the piping. although, alot of people will tell you not to run a K&N or other oiled filter if you are running a MAF by the air filter.

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Re: Patching a hole in an intake filter (hiryux)

Postby hiryux » Thu Mar 15, 2007 2:09 pm

So whats wrong with having an oiled filter near you MAF?

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Postby lucky7 » Thu Mar 15, 2007 2:17 pm

air is sucked through the filter, and excess oil gets on your maf, messing up the signal.


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