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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-29-2012, 01:46 PM Thread Starter
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Can anybody help

In the middle of my first air filter change and those of you with stock air filters are lucky. Mine has a k&n mounted directly to the turbo which is between the engine and the trunk. Well after finally getting to it, the filter had what I guess to be a heat shield, because it did nothing to help keep the filter clean. It is a piece of metal that surrounds maybe 1/3 of the filter. Is this necessary or just something else fore the turbo co. To stamp its name on?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-02-2012, 03:36 PM
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It's probably a heat shield, as you say.

Or it might possibly be a flame trap.
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Sounds like a heat shield to me. I would re-install it.

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