So after reading all about this mod, I picked one of the S2000 filters up thinking it would be a 5 minute easy job....not so apparently. Come up with a few problems / questions I need your help with! Before I begin, mines an X-reg year 2000 APY code S3. I've cabled tied the filter in general place for the moment, but obviously this will have to change. Luckily I don't need to drive the car tonight, but I do tomorrow.
1) Most obviously, my filter nubbin doesn't reach the little clip in the engine bay which the standard filter housing clips into (see picture below). Everything I've heard said it slots straight in....mine is nowhere near!! So, with that, was thinking a short length of silicone hose to bridge the gap? I imagine I will need an adapter from 80mm (MAF) to whatever the outer diameter of the S2000 filter is...Or am I missing something?
2) I was taking it apart and suddenly went...oh yeah....my SAI connection! So for now I have just cable tied it away as you see here. How did you guys deal with this though? Did you just all do the SAI delete? I've seen pictures of a little mini cone filter put onto the SAI pipe - is this the best way to go?
3) The S2000 filter positioning itself. In the pictures you can see where my filter sits if I let it sit where the TIP likes to put it (i.e. no strain on any parts). However, in this position it hits the trunking (wrapped in yellow and black floor tape in my picture.....long story...). So my question is, when you install yours, do you care about it putting some strain on the TIP and just pull it into a better position? Also, I don't know if anyone else has noticed / cares - but in my positioning, the filter touches the bonnet when it closes. Again, is this solved by getting the nubbin to fit into the existing clip? And I guess this will help keep the whole assembly fixed in place while driving, because at the moment mine wobbles around like nobodies business!
4) Did you guys remove the existing rubber part in the engine bay which was the existing feed to the OEM airbox? (see picture below)
Thanks for all the help guys! Was just putting it on, and when it didn't quite go according to plan I thought of all these other questions at the same time!