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Difference between stock air cleaner and aftermarket?

Discussion in 'Tech Discussion' started by thecantaloupeman, Aug 6, 2019.

  1. 73c20jim

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    Also a power steering filter?

    I think I've been doing it wrong this whole time..
     
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    Nah, I had run across the coolant filter in the junkyard. Common on medium and heavy duty trucks, Diesel guys use them too. Figured why not! Not sure how much it helps. My coolant is cleaner, but there is still some shit floating around in the system.

    As for the power steering filter - was having trouble with crud in the system and did not want to screw up my replacement hydroboost unit. Also figured it would be a good way to add capacity to the system!
     
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    I go with the old school lid flip. I like to get as much air as I can.

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    I believe i have one of those air cleaner setups.... i may do this to my 78 carb instead of the open air element and see how she reacts. Any lil improvemdnt makes me happy! Shes a complete dog right now so...
     
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    I did that on the ol 94 gmt400 burb but it have that silly "tornado" thing inside the air cleaner. No diff lid up or down...
     
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    I have aftermarket air cleaner. I like the looks of stock with snorkel. Especially dual snorkels.

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    Funny i had that same air cleaner sticker (except 502) on both sides of my 87' s10 front fenders and some dumb ass really asked me at the gas pump one day if it had one in it..... :shakehead::laughing1:
     
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    Funny i had that same air cleaner sticker (except 502) on both sides of my 87' s10 front fenders and some dumb ass really asked me at the gas pump one day if it had one in it..... :shakehead::laughing1:
     
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    I did this for years. Sounds cooler but no real gain. When I started to get cooling issues I figured anything I can do to reduce temps would help, so I decided to stop sucking in hot air from my engine bay
     
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    I don't think it makes much difference unless you have a cold air intake for a throttle body with a metal tube to suck up the colder air like I have on the 2000 SS and putting on the 2015 camaro I just got. Otherwise on the older squares I don't think it makes much difference.
     
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    May be about time for a new filter
     
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    Hi, I think or hope I'm replying to Craig85. where did you get that hose material for your intake? I need to do this on my 81 3&3. looks like you were able to keep your stock cleaner and the hose material was easy to mold around it.

    I was pleasantly surprised to see those ports specifically for this purpose on the wall of the radiator support. Tells me that somewhere, someplace some trucks came from the factory with it in place - probably a different air cleaner
     
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    And maybe some wipers.

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    That's funny you mentioned that. I ordered new ones from advanced about a week and a half ago and went by again today. Had them on back order and their vendor just got some in stock. They'll be here weds and they payed the shipping. So next week I should have them.
     
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    Haha sure. This is like the friggin front fender lights all over again.
     

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