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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by wilko, May 25, 2005.

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    [May 25, 2005]
    Whilst lovingly cleaning the car at the weekend I notice underneath the car (approx under the drivers seat) there is some kind of radiator... does anyone know what's it there for??
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    [May 25, 2005]
    heated seats? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ok.gif
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    [May 25, 2005]
    curry-night venting? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush2.gif
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    [May 25, 2005]
    According to my ETKA details it seems to be a Fuel Cooler.
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    [May 25, 2005]
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    Which particular black box are you referring to - is it shown on this diagram...
    http://homepage.ntlworld.com/h5djr/images/cars/A10-1667.png

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    Dave, think he means no. 5 on your link.

    It seems to be a swirl box, making the incoming air do a 'loop the loop' for some reason ?.
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    [May 26, 2005]
    its for the air con.
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    [May 26, 2005]
    and air induction to the engine.
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    [May 26, 2005]
    Yerh I was talking about number 5! Just seems strange that it's empty (i thought).

    Will try ETKA again... I'm sure my screen res is running at about that (either that or more).
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    [May 26, 2005]
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    It seems to be a swirl box, making the incoming air do a 'loop the loop' for some reason ?.

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    I believe it's always preferable for an airbox to receive 'still air',as much as possible,so they presumably want to slow it down before it gets there.
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