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Secondary air blanking plate.

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Dani_B19, Sep 14, 2011.

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    Anyone know of a cheaper alternative?

    I aint paying nearly £30 delivered from forge for a piece of metal.
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    Make one yourself if you can?

    Or you could use a core plug to the same size as the hole. You can get them from engine machine shops
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    Aint got anything to use to fabricate one Andy or i would.
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    Core plug then
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    Dani,

    I made my own when i converted my mk2 to 20vt. Used an offcut from a strip of ali, shaped it using my bench grinder and then drilled the holes. I reused the original gasket after a little trimming so it fitted perfect...

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    Cost me the total of bot all and 5 minutes. Ive got loads of that ali strip if your stuck bud.
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    Ok that seems good mush.

    Or you could just knock me one up and save me the job :) haha.
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    I need one too... soon. lol
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    See, 2 customers already mush haha.

    Jojo, how come you need one?
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    I will need to remove mine once the 3" TIP is in place! :)
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    Why will you? Ive got the 80mm one in place and im still running the SAI, for now that is.
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    Have you've kept the lower part of your airbox in situ?
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    Nope, you could do though, ive just fitted a smaller breather into the sai intake :).
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    Haha, got enough on! take you no time mate... ;)
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    Aww any excuse haha.
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    any gains to be had by removing it ?
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    Just weight i think
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    As Dave said, just weight and less things to go wrong. The secondary pumps are common failures. They only run in the first few seconds of startup anyway.
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