Driving with no intake
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01-13-2012, 12:18 PM #1
Driving with no intake
Can driving your bird with no intake hurt the car? I was trying to affix my old trans am intake on my firebird and cant seem to get it to fit without having to go buy a bunch of parts. So basically there would be nothing after the MAF. Would I be fine driving it 5 miles to work and 5 miles back? Any answers help! Thanks!
01-13-2012, 12:21 PM #2
What's the trouble with your intake?
01-13-2012, 12:22 PM #3
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Driving it without an air filter? Is that what you mean? You risk sucking dirt and other road grime into your engine and that is generally a bad idea.
01-13-2012, 12:22 PM #4
It shouldn't even start"The Camaro SS looks like it could kick your ass. The Trans Am WS6 looks like its on its way over to do it."
treat stressful situation like a dog. if you can't eat or hump it, then piss on it and walk away.
keep your foot in it,till you see god
01-13-2012, 12:26 PM #5
The stock intake from my old trans am is less restrictive than the stock on on my new firebird so I was going to throw it on the car. I knew it would need a little modification, but I didnt know it would need this much. And yes I would be driving it without an air filter. There would be nothing after the MAF sensor
01-13-2012, 12:30 PM #6
01-13-2012, 12:33 PM #7
AH that's right you were trying to fit the ls filter setup onto your 3800.
You may be able to get newer v6 lid setup from a junk yard cheap.
01-13-2012, 12:34 PM #8
01-13-2012, 12:34 PM #9
He posted after the MAF not before so yes if he ment with out a filter then yes but you can suck in dirt if its the intake it self then no it won't
01-13-2012, 12:35 PM #10
01-13-2012, 12:36 PM #11
For a little insurance you cam pic up a cheap cone filter from the part store
01-13-2012, 12:37 PM #12
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01-13-2012, 12:46 PM #16
Ok got ya I was thinking it had more room
01-13-2012, 01:00 PM #17
The 3800 also uses an 85mm inlet TB on both the cable and TBW.
The TBW gives you a little more options as the MAF is integrated into the TB.
Unfortunately on the cable TB the MAF takes up the bulk of that room.
The cable TB 3800-II has a goofy boot instead of a lid and turns slightly back on itself towards the engine bay and uses a side mount filter unit..
The LS1 type lid system was a substantial upgrade, but requires some couplings and so forth for it to work on the cable driven TB 3800 cars.
01-13-2012, 01:12 PM #18
OP I would try to find a 3800 f-body lid system @ a junk yard.
You can then put your MAF where the TBW cars have the air baffle.
Just a couple claps and you should be good.
I gutted my air box and achieved the same results you're looking for out of the TA setup.
That way there are no hardware store parts to buy, just a couple large hose clamps and some self tapping sheet metal screws.
The lower portion of the new 3800 lid style air box also doubles as a rad support but your car will likely not have the holes needed for that setup.
You can overcome this by using the self tapping sheet metal screws I mentioned.
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