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Old 11-17-2011, 04:07 AM   #1
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CALIFORNIANS - 2nd air filter

With California having strict air regulations, has anybody from here had any repercussions from removing their secondary air filter?? I'm planning on removing mine and am inquiring on what to expect when it comes time to smog it and how hard would it be to put back in (if deemed necessary)
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Old 11-17-2011, 09:43 AM   #2
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What filter are you speaking of?
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Old 11-17-2011, 09:46 AM   #3
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Plenty of people in CA have. CA only does visual inspections now for newer vehicles but the don't open intakes. Take it out and don't think twice about it.

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Plenty out people in CA have. CA only does visual inspections now for newer vehicles but the don't open intakes. Take it out and don't think twice about it.

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Beat me to it lol...^this
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If you do remove it, please post the results, i.e. did you get a noticeable improvement in MPG.
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Old 11-17-2011, 11:39 AM   #6
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If you do remove it, please post the results, i.e. did you get a noticeable improvement in MPG.
The 4 bangers benefit from removal but MPG isn't one of them or the change is too small to make a difference.
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Old 11-18-2011, 12:36 AM   #7
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I'm gonna take the dancing weenie's advice. I'll prolly take it out over thanksgiving vacation. I hope I don't screw it up.
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where is it in the engine bay?
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take it out, don't over complicate it. mine came out with a needle nose pliers. they're fairly brittle. just pinch and tweak, and out it'll come and it'll barely be noticable that it was once there
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I noticed a change in power when I removed mine. Also put in the pro dry s filter at the same time, so it was prob a combo of both factors. I put the OEM filter back in when cleaning the pro dry, it feels very choked off compared to the pro dry. Pro dry is best bang for the buck in my opinion. Been using it for for over 40k miles now.
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