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Custom air filter heat shield

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by S3featesV9, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. S3featesV9
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    i remember seeing someone on here who sold custom made heat shields for the air filter...just cant remember who.

    Just purchased a jetex to go with my new TIP...and dont fancy the MAF flopping about.

    Any help? or other ideas on trying to secure it?

    Cheers
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    Yeah, always the first/quick/simple option. my engine bay is pretty much put together using these...and fancied a change haha
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    I have one:

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    I have one too...

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    how much you want for it? is a new one one eBay, 25 quid though!! not that concerend about the maf to pay 25.
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    ahhhh, good job!!

    shall give this a go then...

    Thanks :)
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    defo mate, you can get the sheet metal from b&Q about £15. the metal will be near curtain rails. don't bother asking staff as they don't even know they sell it. i went to 5 B&Q's and asked if they sold it they all said no even tho its on there website, i walked down every bloody aisle and found it whet and showed the fellow that i found it he just scratched his head. :keule:
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    Haha classic. What thickness did you use? Easy to bend and cut? What about the hole for maf...bet that's an arse to get right?
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    Just PM s3Dave, he sells them for £25 on ebay, but if you PM him on here, he will send you one for £20!
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    His aren't as nice as the ones pictured above though :moa:
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    Thanks, I did see it on eBay. Well aparently I can make one for 15 so
    I'll have a go at that...something to do aswell.
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    Function over form? Doesn't black absorb more heat?? :moa::moa:
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    The ones above have 3 sides covered where as Daves only cover 2 sides. The colour wont make much difference. It'll still stop most of the host air from around the engine getting sucked in.

    I've go some 4" ducting from the fog grill to the air box also to get the cold air up there ;)
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    I will get there eventually, got Dave's one here, so see how it goes... I doubt my car will be making enough power to create enough heat to effect anything haha, I just got one to keep my Jetex still, just need to get over to Bill's for the 3" intake.
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    It is better than a cable tie for holding the filter still that's for sure. Joe, you are missing out not having a B5 TIP, they are amazing.
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    I've got my deposit down for the groupbuy, just haven't got the S3 I wanted fitted on, on the road! lol
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    Hmm not sure in covering the base you will get fresh air from down there, heat rises and mine touches the bonnet on all 3 sides, look at a neuspeed heat guard etc.....
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    Jojo i think you should give me your place in the group buy :)
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    Soooo...what's best then? Daves or the other one? Or is it just preference?

    Dave...how much for one posted?
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    LOL! There's one on the classifieds for sale, I actually had the complete kit in my hands 10 days ago, but it was in black, I let it go to someone else, cos I wanted a blue one, but kept the Jetex filter. :)
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    Dave's FTW
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    I want red though :(.
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    When I got my Jetex filter I just cable tied it to the strut brace but then realised that the Jetex filter fits in the lower part of the standard airbox and being the cheap/lazy so n so I took the outer part of airbox casing and was able to secure it in to position heres a few pictures of how it looks.

    This is it in position
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    This is it from the side

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    This is how it looks with the outer shell in place

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    This is how I have secured it in place by just using the screw that was already there

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    Hope this is any use to anyone!
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    If youve got the time make your own, get some metal, and bend it around your pet dog,, to shape...like westy has ..... :undwech:
    :)

    To be fair they look cool, have a go at making one.....
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    Haha, yeah i will. What thickness aluminium so I need? Plus where is that black finisher rubber from??

    Cheers
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    Mine is 2mm you wont get that in no B&Q...i think they sell 0.8mm mild steel .. rubber panel trim ? ebay....i get mine from a commercial coach building co, minimum, 100 meters...
    If you make your own tell me the size of rubber you want and i will forward you some....
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    Just on B&Q website...they only seem to do either 500mm x 250 or 500 x 500 or 1000 x 500.

    workings out from the DIY diagram shows i need approx 630 x 250mm

    surely they must be able to cut the size i need???

    as the larger sheet is well over £30. so not really DIY heat shield for under £20 lol
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    Didnt the DIY guide say the sheet was from Homebase? Without going back and looking.
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    Another vote for Dave :)
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    Yeah did say homebase, but then went on to say he would use aluminium not steel. but had a look on homebase website and cant find either.

    But westy mentioned B&Q...

    I think ill just order one from dave, because id even have to go buy a rivet gun too. so probably cheaper to just buy it from him. I'd imagine my attempt would be more shabby looking than a wet cardboard box anyway.

    cheers
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    Lies. It was S3 Baby ;)
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    S3baby - can you make me one? pleeaseee name your price thanks
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    PM him mate he doesn't get on ASN too much any more plus he's away at the moment.
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    That was my 15th post ;) ;)
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    How many do you need to send PM's?
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    i have this one off ebay was £20 think its the guy off here that makes em

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