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#1 JWX

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Posted 21 September 2004 - 11:36 PM

ok I put my bottomless intake tray in my RX(the bottom part of the intake box) and I took out the two snorkels (I guess thats what they were) one above the filter and the one below. it sounds sooo much better. but I forgot to plug in the MAF before I fired her up, did I do any damage? and where can I get the maf adapter for a cone filter?

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Posted 21 September 2004 - 11:40 PM

If it's for an EA82, the MAF adaptor from a 1991-1999 Nissan Sentra with the 1.6l engine (GA16DE) will bolt right up. You can get these at any rice/performance shop or on Ebay. A cheap one is $5, a nice aluminum one will run $30-$50.

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Posted 21 September 2004 - 11:56 PM

ok I edited mt first post so you guys know what I'm talking about. so the GA16 maf has the same bolt pattern on it, I thought it was a nissan one but I was thinking it was SR20. thanks

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Posted 23 September 2004 - 08:00 AM

Does this look like it will work:
Ebay

I had cobbled together a 'custom' adapter out of some home depot parts, but I need to replace the filter now. The one I originally used was a $25 APC unit from Advanced Auto. If this item on Ebay will work, it includes the adapter and a filter for $17.95 shipped...

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Posted 23 September 2004 - 09:00 AM

when i had maf i cut and ground the mounting ears off my hot wire
so teh cone filter would slip over the end of the maf ... no adapter looks better
and just barely touches the inside fender

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Posted 23 September 2004 - 09:31 AM

when i had maf i cut and ground the mounting ears off my hot wire
so teh cone filter would slip over the end of the maf ... no adapter looks better
and just barely touches the inside fender


I was thinking about this. I'd have to do rough cuts with a hacksaw and then grind the rest off with a Dremel - but I only have one MAF and I don't want to screw it up.

Hence my interest in this low-buck solution.

Also mounting directly to the MAF creates another issue - mounting the unit itself. With the ears ground off, how did you mount it so it doesn't bang around and ruin the thing?

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Posted 23 September 2004 - 09:36 AM

i got an insert filter for some bigars diesel, and drilled holes around it, build a metal disc, with the square hole in the middle. drilled holes in the metal, to meet up with the holes in the filter. build a gasket to go between the metal and filter, out of a rubber hose, to hold the filter away from the screws in the maf.

of course painted it:brow: and turned it backwards, to suck cold air from my cowl induction style hood.
works good, and could probably be built with a dremmel, or a cutoff tool.

the cone filter i got was around 35 instead of the 50-60 i was finding the "cone" k&n filters marketed to honda owners.

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Posted 23 September 2004 - 09:39 AM

the cone filter is light enough
it does not bang around but i also have a turbo so the turbo rubber intake tube is not very long

i only had one maf as well
mine is up for sale i don't need it now.. just the maf not the filter :)

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Posted 23 September 2004 - 10:03 AM

Does this look like it will work:
Ebay


Wow! That is cheap. I LIKE! No-one confirmed if it will work but if it's for the Sentra like posted above, it should. You know if you purchased it, tried it and it didn't work, someone on here will come out of the blue and say they knew it wouldn't work because they tried it. :rolleyes:

So anyone? Will this work or not?

Also, does anyone know if it'd fit an XT6?

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Posted 23 September 2004 - 10:16 AM

i too am curious about this.

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Posted 23 September 2004 - 10:21 AM

well considering my toyota, and alot of hyundais, and alot of nissan maf sensors are identical on the outside to ours, i think it would fit.
looks pretty wussy tho

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Posted 23 September 2004 - 11:18 AM

looks good to me.. well except it goes from round to square :toyota style maf: and suby is round

so outside of a tiny bit of restriction it should work fine
oh correction i think the flapper door maf system is square entry
and the hot wire is round

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Posted 23 September 2004 - 11:22 AM

looks good to me.. well except it goes from round to square :toyota style maf: and suby is round

so outside of a tiny bit of restriction it should work fine
oh correction i think the flapper door maf system is square entry
and the hot wire is round


Yup.. will work.. looks to have the same bolt pattern as a soob.. and having the square hole and round flaring will make it compatible with both Vane and hotwire cars

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Posted 23 September 2004 - 11:26 AM

Welp, I need a new air filter - I bid on one of them. There are like 5-6 auctions going. If no one else buys one, I'll let everyone know how it works out. Auction ends in 13 hours. I hit it for the lowest bid (because I am broke and cheap), so I am going to just ride it out, but I don't expect to get outbid...

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Posted 23 September 2004 - 12:52 PM

Welp, I need a new air filter - I bid on one of them. There are like 5-6 auctions going. If no one else buys one, I'll let everyone know how it works out. Auction ends in 13 hours. I hit it for the lowest bid (because I am broke and cheap), so I am going to just ride it out, but I don't expect to get outbid...


This is cool! Thanks! I have two different intakes on both of my XT6s but just in case I feel like tooling around with another idea, I know I can use this maf piece so I was curious.

I noticed the square vs round hole as well. I wonder how that would affect flow velocity but maybe that's asking for too much. It'd be cool if it could fit. Man, I need an EA81-T or 2-T to play with. :brow:

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Posted 23 September 2004 - 08:30 PM

That E-bay one looks a bit different than the one I had on my old wagon... but then again, that pic might not be of the exact MAF adaptor. If it's for a Sentra GA16DE, it'll work on our MAFs.

Would people be interested if I could get a whole mess of these? I have some close connections in the Nissan community, and I might be able to snag some for cheap.

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Posted 23 September 2004 - 08:48 PM

That E-bay one looks a bit different than the one I had on my old wagon... but then again, that pic might not be of the exact MAF adaptor. If it's for a Sentra GA16DE, it'll work on our MAFs.

Would people be interested if I could get a whole mess of these? I have some close connections in the Nissan community, and I might be able to snag some for cheap.


I took a look at a bunch of their other auctions and they use the same picture for a lot of them...So let's hope it's the right one.

#18 JWX

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Posted 23 September 2004 - 11:57 PM

samo, how cheap are we talking?

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Posted 24 September 2004 - 11:55 AM

samo, how cheap are we talking?


ditto

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Posted 24 September 2004 - 09:13 PM

Something along the lines of $10 for plastic, $30 for aluminum.

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Posted 24 September 2004 - 10:39 PM

Aluminum can be had from autozone for $15.99 .. Thats what I have on my car.

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Posted 24 September 2004 - 11:38 PM

Fair enough... never mind then :)

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Posted 25 September 2004 - 12:11 AM

I'll be happy to sell them to your nissan buddies for $30:)

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Posted 25 September 2004 - 05:01 AM

Aluminum can be had from autozone for $15.99 .. Thats what I have on my car.


Part#? Please! :)

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Posted 25 September 2004 - 11:32 AM

Part#? Please! :)

No idea.. box is long gone.. like a year ago.. will look next time I go to autozone.. If you happen to go looking for it, its in the rice section.

Edit:PN on the package is 8141




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