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How to secure the Jetex filter?

DJ_Troopa Nov 23, 2010

  1. DJ_Troopa

    DJ_Troopa K1 Driver

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    Well i'm looking to buy once again another MAF soon as i've had 2 die in 4 months! Crappy GSF if you ask me! They were the Bosch units too.

    Anywho.... i know vibrations can also cause the MAF to fail and i was wondering how people have secured their filters to stop these vibrations?

    Advice and pictures are appreciated!

    Thanks :)
     
  2. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    I've made an heat shield for mine, doubles up as an anchor, i will get a pic up tonight
     
  3. DJ_Troopa

    DJ_Troopa K1 Driver

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    That will be great Dave :)
     
  4. DJ_Troopa

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    If anyone else has advice please let me know. I think this will be interesting for others too.

    Thanks

    Jay
     
  5. DaveA3

    DaveA3 Audi A-Trizzle!

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    mine sits pretty tightly behind my battery dont really move. ill post a pic.

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    but then again i have an A3 so probably irrelevent
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    Last edited: Nov 23, 2010
  6. MURRAYS444

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    Two zip ties attached to the strut brace its cheap and a bit nasty looking but it works!!!
     
  7. DJ_Troopa

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    Scott - haha i done that with my last filter which was the Invo filter. It still wobbled quite a bit then!
     
  8. DaveA3

    DaveA3 Audi A-Trizzle!

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    that reminds me i have my ignition amplifier cable tied to my jetex aswell maybe that helps
     
  9. A3Tom

    A3Tom Smell my finger.

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    I run a pipercross one on mine and it came with a bracket to fix it to the airbox mounts. I wouldnt have thought it would be too tricky to knock something up to secure it.
     
  10. badger5

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    did the MAF fail dead low/no sensor signal or just read too low?
    Some have mounted via a bracket off the gbox a support mounted by those rubber bobbins to support yet isloate the maf sensor and clamp it to one of the 2 holes vacated by the screws which used to screw it to the airbox.
     
  11. DJ_Troopa

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    My MAF readings are 200 g/s :( When i had the BMC i was doing 208 g/s, then after 2 months it went to 200 g/s. I bought the Invo and still the same. Funny how i need a new maf again! Drives me mad!

    Not sure what area you're talking about to secure the filter Bill?
     
  12. badger5

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    vibration kills maf's dead, it does'nt cause them to underread.

    I would look elsewhere as I fear you are chasing g/s figures and the cause lies elsewhere perhaps
     
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  13. MURRAYS444

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    I also kept the bottom part that holds the original air box it doesn't move much but I should really find something more secure!!!
     
  14. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    Here are my pics made from aluminium, it touches the engine bonnet blanket so it is a fairly good seal, needs a little tweaking but it is solid.
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    By d121m at 2010-11-23
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    By d121m at 2010-11-23
     
  15. Speedy Steve

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    Cable tie racing FTW
     
  16. DJ_Troopa

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    That's what i've been thinking aswell. I've changed the breather hoses to the Forge ones and also changed the engine block breather valve as that was clogged full of **** and broken! Is there anything else you can suggest Bill as you suggested these 2 things to me before? Would a book leak test help? That's next on my list!


    Yeah i've got the bottom part too with the standard feed. The standard feed sits in a nice position in front of the filter.
     
  17. badger5

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    boost leak test will confirm any lingering losses yea. if none, then that can be eliminated
     
  18. DJ_Troopa

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    Thanks for the pics Dave, looks neat! Did you make that yourself? I need something like that :)
     
  19. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    Yes made it out of aluminium sheet, needs tweaking a little then i will start making them...
     
  20. JamJay

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    I have mine secured with a Neuspeed shield.

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  21. DJ_Troopa

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    I've just spoken to Jabba who said they do their heat shield for £85.

    Bill - you have a Jabba one on your car don't you?
     
  22. badger5

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    LOL - no I dont have anything Jabba on my car for many years now
     
  23. DJ_Troopa

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    Oh, i thought you had the heat shield though?
     
  24. badger5

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    nope. gone many years ago
     
  25. DJ_Troopa

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    You don't have it lying around anywhere by any chance do you? lol ;)

    I'm not sure if i want to spend £85 on it from Jabba, do people think it's worth it? Pricey if you ask me!
     
  26. badger5

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    nope not here
     
  27. m8arx

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    how easy is it to make up a heatshield for these? is there any particular thickness of aluminium to use? what size is the hole that the maf sits in???
     
  28. jay1601

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    s3Dave what thinkness aluminium did you use ?
     

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