Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help




Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes ShopForum > Technical Information and Support > Tech Help

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-02-2001, 12:39 PM
JK380SL
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Please excuse me if I'm not posting these questions in the right forum. I would like to know what is the purpose of that noodle-strainer metal ring thing that the air filter wraps around inside the air cleaner. It has hundreds of little holes for air to flow through but it looks like it's a MAJOR air restriction. Could I free up some air flow by cutting part of it out so as to leave only enough to support the air filter? I thank you for your help. -Jim380
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-04-2001, 12:24 PM
JK380SL
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Could someone please answer my question about the air cleaner on a 1981 380SL? What is that metal perforated air-strainer thing the filter wraps around inside the air cleaner? Please? -Jim380
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-04-2001, 05:15 PM
JK380SL
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Please??????? -Jim380
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-04-2001, 07:28 PM
JK380SL
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Pretty please...?????? -J
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-05-2001, 01:00 AM
Stevegman
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
To protect the intake.

This part keeps anything, even a collapsed air filter from entering the intake manifold. Considering the high state of engineering of the Mercedes models, I would assume this screen does not limit the intake volume. I believe that you would get no power increase by removing it. K&N air filters claim to increase air flow and power, but there have been posts and discussions that lead me to believe that it does not increase anything but intake noise. Although I really want to believe that the air filter can increase power, there is no evidence. Also, it lets larger particles into the intake, which could increase engine wear. I think you need to do a lot more than that to increase the engine power. This is my personal, unqualified opinion.

Steve
'85 500SL Euro
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-05-2001, 02:19 AM
hill's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Northern Calif Sacramento
Posts: 736
I have tried OE, K&N and without on a dyno and came out with 160hp, 164 and 167 respectively. As far as larger material passing through, without specs on the OE units who knows. But at 211,000 miles on a gas motor it can't be to bad.
__________________
Happy Benzing
Darryl, Hill
2005 SL55 AMG Kleemanized
1984 500 SEC
1967 W113 California Coupe
[SIGPIC]
https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/myphotos
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-05-2001, 11:27 AM
JK380SL
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Thanks guys. If there are any possibilities for this mod I want to be absolutely sure I'm not screwing anything up. -Jim380
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-05-2001, 11:30 AM
ymsin's Avatar
Driver, Mercedes-Benz
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Malaysia
Posts: 1,645
Darryl - what are you having in your air filter now?
__________________
... Kerry

126 tailed by a 203, 129 leading the pack.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-05-2001, 09:42 PM
Stevegman
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Please don't misunderstand.

I use K&N filters on both of my cars. I have used them without a failure in almost every vehicle I have had since my dirt bike days in 1972. The posts on this site are the only reason I ceased to be a believer. I am happy to hear about successful power increases from these filters.

Steve
'85 500SL Euro
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-05-2001, 11:22 PM
hill's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Northern Calif Sacramento
Posts: 736
stevegmen you have got a point.

I keep forgetting that a lot of the people on Mshop are pushing really expensive iron. If there was even a chance of doing damage to something that I couldn't fix or was to expensive. OE would be the way to go. By the way I to used a
green weenie on a Combat Wombat.
__________________
Happy Benzing
Darryl, Hill
2005 SL55 AMG Kleemanized
1984 500 SEC
1967 W113 California Coupe
[SIGPIC]
https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/myphotos
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 04-06-2001, 08:14 PM
Stevegman
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I had a Wombat!

I haven't heard "Combat Wombat" in 20 years. I used the K&N oiled foam on my old PABTCO Wombat. Was that the name of the old filter? I just don't remember. What a coincidence!

Steve
'85 500SL Euro
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to fix wobbly air cleaner? WannaWagon Diesel Discussion 29 06-01-2005 06:46 AM
1983 240D Air Cleaner 240Demon Mercedes Used Parts For Sale & Wanted 1 11-09-2003 09:47 PM
1981 - 1985 380 Engine Swap for 380SL ctaylor738 Tech Help 1 08-12-2002 01:43 PM
Air cleaner removal??? Cipchip Tech Help 3 07-26-2002 08:40 PM
Oil in the air cleaner 300D Subman Tech Help 4 06-02-2000 11:19 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2011 Pelican Parts - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page