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Old 09-23-2001, 11:54 AM
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Just a thought in 300E air intake...

Hey, I was reading about how the 300Es don't draw enough air through the system to maximize power. I was looking at the entire assembly. There is the air box, then a pipe that leads forward to very close to the radiator. That pipe connects to a plastic scoop that basically draws air in from the front of the car. I was thinking, wouldn't it be better to basically saw off the scoop part of the intake, and just have it so that air will come straight in. That way, at higher speeds, air would basically be compressed before it gets into the air box, which means more air moving through. With the current design, at speed, the scoop would actually deflect air away. Any thoughts? Am I making any sense?

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Old 09-27-2001, 09:37 PM
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Look up a post by Donald Swinford (dnldswfrd) and you'll see a ram air system that he designed for the 300E, speaking of which, you could also look up Ram Air and that post will come up. He claims (and I believe him) better throttle response, and gas milage at higher speeds.
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Old 09-27-2001, 09:46 PM
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Don't Ram-Air

I believe that more airflow willw ork.

Donald originally drilled many holes in the air cleaner housing before he did the Ram-Air with the large tube.

donald also has an Omni ignition too. a Y-pipe I believe, and Wrapped Headers.

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On these pictures, I see a missing plug on the air cleaner cover. That will let unfiltered ait into the engine.

What is interesting is that both W124 cars I bought had the missing plugs. But I got the plugs from the dealer for a couple dollars, I think.

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Old 03-25-2002, 10:39 PM
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I personally did saw off the front of mine. It seems to run better, but then again I'm not all that good at telling because I haven't tested my engine all-around much yet either. Only thing I'm concerned about right now is possible rain or something getting up in there, but then again I remember reading several other people's comments of them sawing off theirs too.
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yea, its pretty hard for rain to get up there, the pipe is rather long and curves upward. Not to mention there is the grill in the way...

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