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Old 10-05-2004, 04:38 PM
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What the heck is this thing for?

Anyone know what this big metal screen thingy is for? Its inside the aircleaner housing on my '86 chevy truck. Looks restrictive to say the least! I tried to remove it but its glued to the housing some some kind of gorilla glue crap. Thats about the biggest darn air filter i've ever seen too! Almost 7" tall!
My wifes Caprice has a smaller version of the same thing in it too! Hmmmm, inquiring minds want to know!


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Old 10-05-2004, 04:55 PM
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I have one in my 85 blazer. Might be part of an offroad package. Hooks, quad shocks, skid plate and posi in mine. I am not sure what the purpose of the inner part is.
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That there thingy is a flame arrestor i beleave
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Old 10-05-2004, 05:35 PM
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Looks like a air silencer to me.
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I'd really like to know what that little green thing in the center is, my caprice has one and I don't have clue what it's for.
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Old 10-05-2004, 06:19 PM
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I'd really like to know what that little green thing in the center is, my caprice has one and I don't have clue what it's for.
I believe the green thing is a temp sensitive vacuum switch. It senses inlet air temp to control the flapper door in the air cleaner snorkel for hot air when the engine is cold?
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Old 10-05-2004, 06:54 PM
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Halfounce is correct it's a flame arrestor

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Old 10-05-2004, 08:18 PM
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But I like flames!!! LOL Guess I'll try to pry it off. It can't be good for flow!
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so what is the function of the little duber

just got an 84 caprice and will check to see if mine has one
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a little late but my old saying........When in doubt??? leave it out.....LOL
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Its an air laminator. It makes turbulent flow into laminar flow for travelling through the TB. Its not a restriction... at least I've never encountered one that is. Many GM guys insist on taking it out, but it doesn't really add any HP. In fact on some of the GMs with MAF sensors, you have to recalibrate the inputs to get proper A/F ratios because the filament is getting "false" info.

Take it out and see what happens. You can always put it back.
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Its an air laminator. It makes turbulent flow into laminar flow for travelling through the TB. Its not a restriction... at least I've never encountered one that is. Many GM guys insist on taking it out, but it doesn't really add any HP. In fact on some of the GMs with MAF sensors, you have to recalibrate the inputs to get proper A/F ratios because the filament is getting "false" info.

Take it out and see what happens. You can always put it back.
i believe it be carbed.
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It would be a restriction if it were small, i imagine, that's why your filter is so tall too. More 'surface' area for your air to deal with kinda sorta make for not so turbulent as smaller for that laminar dillio. That green thing is a tracking device lol
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Speaking of 5 year olds....wonder what ever happened to ghetto jet????

And Johnsongrass1??


For that matter Jmark, havn't seen him on in awhile..


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