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Old 08-08-2009, 11:36 PM
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New life for 1985 300D California.

My aged 300D California was running so badly that I considered getting rid of it. The performance was poor, the mpg bad and starting was an ordeal. And before anybody says anything, yes that was after putting in a new filter. I decided to try something radical on the advice of an old school hot rod engine builder. I went to the local parts store and purchased a $30 cold air kit. After I modified an intake pipe from pull-a-part car with a bypass hose port it was installed easilly. The car starts better, runs great, gets better mpg's and I threw away the California air filter can and the $40-$70 air filter for good. While some may argue that the original setup should be preserved, this sure beats a California-Federal conversion. It worked so well that the rear end needs to be repaired,(probably from the joy of driving fast) but it is worth repairing and keeping now.

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Old 08-08-2009, 11:40 PM
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WHY!!!!! I would have given you $30 for that air filter box!!!
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Old 08-08-2009, 11:48 PM
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Cali

Should have posted it on this site but with a worshop and two out buildings full of saved stuff, I have trouble deciding what to keep, sell or throw out.
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Old 08-09-2009, 12:52 AM
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How about a picture!
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Old 08-09-2009, 08:20 AM
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Crap, and I need some Cali stuff too....
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Old 08-10-2009, 10:22 PM
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Crap, and I need some Cali stuff too....
With that intake kit, I suspect he'll have a carload of parts in a couple months - minus an engine.
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Old 08-10-2009, 11:27 PM
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can you post pics

can you post some pics of the intake, i also have a 300d and have just installed a ox trap bypass and removed the egr. i am wanting to do a air intake but cant figure out what to do with the hose routing form the crankcase cover. any help would be appreciated.

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