Moving Air Filter

Submitted: Saturday, May 11, 2002 at 00:00
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Still on my quest to fit this 2nd battery. Has anyone successfully shifted the air filter in a 2.8 Diesel hilux further back and on an angle to allow for fitting of 2nd battery in the front corner of the engine bay on the passenger side? No doubt the p/s reservoir and plumbing would have to be moved. And I would imagine a/c plumbing would also have to be re-routed. As would the plumbing to the snorkel and the inlet manifold. Has anyone successfully done this, if so, any tips, tricks comments would be greatly appreciated, or if anyone knows of any place in the southern sydney area that would do it, please let me know. cheers, Sam.
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Reply By: Paul Haddow - Monday, Jun 17, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Jun 17, 2002 at 00:00
I recently bought a 93 HiLux dualcab Diesel with the conversion you ask about. In the original battery shelf there is a N70 deep cycle which I use for every accessory on the truck,On the passenger side the original air cleaner has been removed and a custom box from 2mm aluminium was made which houses a K&N air filter The airbox has a 125mm reinforced rubber tubing going from the snorkel to this airbox and then more of the same tubing from the airbox to the inlet manifold. Right up in the pass. corner is a Optima 1050 battery mounted on its side to clear the bonnet sitting on a tray bolted to the wheel arch. this is solely a starter battery and is isolated with a manual solenoid which charges both or just one of the batterys.The A/C is an aftermarket setup which has all pipework coming down the drivers side. The powersteering resevoir is mounted on a custom bracket between the Optima and the airbox. I understand these optima batterys are expensive but they certainly have the balls to spin a diesel over. I looked at putting the original air filter back in but I can't see howand I don't really like the idea of a big battery in the tray taking up valuable space any way.But as far as running a fridge off this battery while camping why not look at a solar panel to top up the battery as these fridges draw a fair bit anyway or just running it on gas when camped?Anyway see how you go
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Follow Up By: Member - Sam - Monday, Jun 17, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Jun 17, 2002 at 00:00
thanks Paul, i may look to doing this eventually, due to my time constraints now, i will have to put the battery in the tray. The fridge I have is rated to draw 2.7 amps max. Does your truck have aircon? This was another issue I had. The A/C plumbing was in the road aswell. Also, was there an impact on performance/fuel economy with the change in air filter? cheers, Sam.
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Reply By: paul haddow - Monday, Jun 17, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Jun 17, 2002 at 00:00
I have A/C which is a funny sort of setup that is not a factory installation at all. All the plumbing for it has been moved to go across the firewall and down the drivers side with insulated lines. As far as economy goes I average around 9Litres per 100km around home and a little bit better on the highway(90km P/H) I have extractors and a free flow 2 1/4 Ins. exhaust which made a huge difference even had the injector pump wound up a little so it does go really well for a small diesel
Take Care

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