Routing air into the air filter 99 integra

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by puttster, Jul 17, 2004.

  1. puttster

    puttster Guest

    I drove my 99 integra over a parking block and ripped out the wheel
    well cover and also revealed a large plastic box, looks like it would
    hold a couple of gallons of air. The intake is in the engine area
    behind some electronic. Air comes in there, goes into the box and
    then back up via snorkel to the air cleaner housing. A very
    circuitous route! Well, the box is ripped open and not screwed too
    tight now, but what I wonder is -- should I replace it? Maybe just
    duct tape it in there? Seems like a lot of trouble for Acura to build
    it so maybe it is important - any ideas on it?

    puttster, Jul 17, 2004
  2. puttster

    John Ings Guest

    That's a very carefully engineered silencer box to help keep engine
    noise down. You should certainly not leave it ripped open since that
    would be likely to load up your air filter with a good deal of dust
    and crud.

    If a quiet car is important to you, by all means replace it. If you
    prefer performance over tranquility, rip the thing out and buy
    yourself a cold air intake.
    Some of us like to hear a VTEC engine in full song!
    John Ings, Jul 17, 2004
  3. That is the resonator chamber: which acts
    like a muffler for induction noise. I wouldn't leave it gaping open - you
    could suck a lot of dirt, or worse, some water, into the intake. Where I
    live critters would probably make a home there or use it as a lunch room in
    Winter.:) Either way the results could be troublesome. If it's not too
    badly torn, you might be able to patch it satisfactorily with duct tape.

    Rgds, George Macdonald

    "Just because they're paranoid doesn't mean you're not psychotic" - Who, me??
    George Macdonald, Jul 18, 2004
  4. puttster

    puttster Guest

    Thanks, fellas!
    puttster, Jul 21, 2004
Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.