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Old 11-13-2009, 06:17 AM
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No, I miss wrote or you miss read or what ever, probably me not explaining correctly.
I have run without having warm air from the exhaust manifold going into the engine for years on all of my vehicles. Whether it be good or bad, or cost me a tenth of a mpg was/is of little concern to me. I have just done it. The down side of doing this, is the warm up time in the winter.
The theory of cold air, it is denser and therefore it will fill the cylinders better and that is supposed to give a better burn. When we were running at the drags we used a "cool can", originally it was to fill with ice and the fuel was routed threw coils in the can to cool the fuel. Myself and others modified these cans to also cool the air going into the engine with the fuel. The only difference I ever saw, was a couple tenth of a second in the ET, but sometime that was what was needed.
What I suggest you do, remove the vacuum line going from the engine to the temp sensor on the air box end. Plug that line and tie it out of the way so it won't get damaged, and run without the warm air from the manifold to the engine, it won't hurt anything except your mileage, and maybe not even that, it will take an additional couple minutes for the engine to get to operating temp, but most of us don't pay much attention to that anyway, winter is cold and things take longer to get going.
If you look at the after market air intake kits, they have no provision for the warm air from the exhuast manifold to the intake, and a lot of us run those. I would bet that not one of us has every paid any attention to how much longer it takes for an engine to warm up without the warm air, or even that it may not idle as well as it did when it was getting warm air.
Try the suggestion, make your own decision and get back to us and give your opinion of what you observed.

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Old 11-13-2009, 04:59 PM
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ok. is there any way u can put a picture up showing me what hose u mean? i mean i kinda no but im used to just a straight pipe from the front to the filter to the engine. thats how all my cars were. but my trucks got a million tubes and hoses..i just wana make sure im doing the right thing...thanks...and wat were u running at the track? and were?
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Old 11-13-2009, 07:55 PM
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You can get everything you need from autozone. Piping, silicon couplings, sensor adapters, hose adapters, filters, etc.
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Old 11-13-2009, 07:59 PM
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i no were i can get it all. im asking bout what clem was talking bout
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Old 11-13-2009, 08:01 PM
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i no i need tubing...sensor piece. filter. and all the mitearial.
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Old 11-14-2009, 11:27 AM
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[QUOTE=Clem;31769]If we are talking about the same valve, it has a vacuum line running from the engine to the air box temp sensor valve, another vacuum line runs from the sensor to a valve in the air intake tube that goes to the air box. That valve has a hose that runs to the exhaust manifold. When it is cold, the temp sensor valve is open allowing vacuum to pull the valve on the air intake tube open to allow warm air from the exhaust manifold into the air box and into the engine. [QUOTE]



I assume we were not talking about the same thing, sorry.

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Old 11-14-2009, 12:33 PM
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ok i think i understand wa u mean...so undo the exholst tube? run it?what bout all the vacume hoses and things?
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Old 11-14-2009, 03:29 PM
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All you need to disconnect is the vacuum line from the engine to the temp sensor on the air box, that would be the one that is noted as not being in the picture, make sure you plug that line where you disconnect it, or it will suck all kinds of crud into the engine.
Then go ahead with your plan to build a custom CAI from whom ever you are going to get your parts from.
I really wasn't trying to make this confusing, when you get the system completed, you should have 1 plugged vacuum line and the rest of the air intake system should be replaced with your custom system and your original MAF and housing.

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Old 11-14-2009, 04:27 PM
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lol sorry. just wana make sure i dont do anything rong..and what about the exholst one. and the other vacume hose? and the one i unplugged..does that just stay plugged? or do i put that some how into the new system..thanks man sorry
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Old 11-17-2009, 07:50 PM
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Didn't read the whole thread to see if someone already suggested this, but go to ebay, there are tons of intakes for the 2.3 on there. Here, try this link.

http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trk...+ranger+intake

I just typed in "ranger 2.3 intake" in the ebay search line and all of that came up. Hope this helps.
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Old 11-18-2009, 06:54 AM
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ight thanks man...il look them up...but that still dosnt explian wat i do with all the wireing and all
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Old 11-18-2009, 09:32 AM
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Hey SMS,

On a cold air intake kit there is not wiring that you have to deal with. Sure, there may be a couple vaccum lines and the mass air flow sensor, but that is it. Trust me, intakes are EASY to install! The K&N intakes come with very clear directions. K&N's are expensive, but I had to go with them since I live in CA and they are one of the only smog legal ones available. If you live in another state, go with a cheaper intake, like the ones available on ebay.

Installing a intake on your truck will only make it run better. It will not make it run worse in any way. Despite what some people on here say, you will pick up horsepower, and you will get better gas mileage. Think of it this way, installing a intake will pay for itself eventually with the gas efficiency.

Go for it man. While you're at it, look into getting a Jet performance chip, Accel coils, cat back exhaust and headers.
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Old 11-18-2009, 11:39 AM
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thanks man but wat do i do with vacume hoses on he new intake? and yea i kinda no bout intakes and all. and learned more being in michanic class..an intake will never hurt u. only make it better..but some, depending on how ur stock one is set up. can make ur engine not run right unless u modify things..with i was planning on not doing..i was going to make my own. i ant got the money for the top brands or evin kits...so i go custom lol..and as far as the other stuff...dude theres is so much i would love to do i just ang to the money
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