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Should this hole in air cleaner housing be blocked?

Air cleaner housing hole

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#1 Radio Flyer

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 08:31 AM

There is a hole in the front-bottom of the air cleaner housing of my 85 GL. I'm guessing that it is a drain hole for moisture. There is a weird blue object placed in the hole (I'm guessing by the PO). Does anyone have a plug, of some sort blocking this hole?

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#2 odie

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 08:49 AM

I've never heard of an open hole in the intake system down stream of the air filter...

 

I say plug it.  you are just asking for dust and dirt to enter...path of least resistance...

 

it was probably for a fastener or clip of some type...maybe a plastic retainer clip to hold a vacuum line neatly in place underneath the air cleaner housing to keep the engine bay tidy?



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Posted 13 February 2014 - 10:23 AM

I'll look at mine today, but based on your pics, that hole is outside the air filter and poses no issue plugged or not.



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Posted 13 February 2014 - 12:10 PM

I'll look at mine today, but based on your pics, that hole is outside the air filter and poses no issue plugged or not.

 

Unless you are running a snorkel.



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Posted 13 February 2014 - 12:55 PM

I would imagine it is there as a drin. Oil sometimes collects in the air cleaner if the PCV system is in need of maintenance.



#6 Loyale 2.7 Turbo

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 03:28 PM

The original Air Filter Box on my '85 EA82 had that hole also;

 

it is for drain purposes.

 

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Posted 14 February 2014 - 08:40 PM

Cool beans.  I may just plug it up as I doubt that much water could find it's way in the box, but the oil dripping down the front after hard/long right-hand cornering causes a pain/mess.






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