North Shore Jeeps
Time to get the Jeep dirty! Register or log in to join the fun. If you don't, it's really your loss. There are good, knowledgeable people here. Some odd ones too, but most are o.k....

What is this? A little help please

View previous topic View next topic Go down

What is this? A little help please

Post  mr.steamy on 8/17/2012, 10:25 am

Have a question about something in my engine. Please don't laugh as I am totally new to this. Any help would be great! I have an arrow pointing to the part in question. Embarassed



avatar
mr.steamy
Class 6A

Posts : 112
Join date : 2012-08-15
Age : 45
Location : Lowell, MA

Back to top Go down

Re: What is this? A little help please

Post  Ryan McKee on 8/17/2012, 10:28 am

Air Intake. Apparently the PO put a mesh filter over it to avoid having particles go into the system. Unnecessary, as there is a large paper filter just inside the large box that intake is attached to.

_________________
Ryan, NSJ Club President - 781.632.3864
Built '99 TJ on 35s - My JeepForum Build Thread


All liability at North Shore Jeeps events is your own. You are attending/driving/observing at your own risk. You are solely responsible for yourself, your passengers, and your vehicle.
avatar
Ryan McKee
Admin

Posts : 1242
Join date : 2011-12-09
Location : Reading, MA

http://www.fellswaymedia.com

Back to top Go down

Re: What is this? A little help please

Post  mr.steamy on 8/17/2012, 10:34 am

So is this something that is normal on jeeps or was this a mod? Thanks for the response!
avatar
mr.steamy
Class 6A

Posts : 112
Join date : 2012-08-15
Age : 45
Location : Lowell, MA

Back to top Go down

Re: What is this? A little help please

Post  Ryan McKee on 8/17/2012, 10:43 am

mr.steamy wrote:So is this something that is normal on jeeps or was this a mod? Thanks for the response!

The mesh was a "mod" by whoever owned it before you. It is not required, nor is it doing any good (or harm) to the system.

_________________
Ryan, NSJ Club President - 781.632.3864
Built '99 TJ on 35s - My JeepForum Build Thread


All liability at North Shore Jeeps events is your own. You are attending/driving/observing at your own risk. You are solely responsible for yourself, your passengers, and your vehicle.
avatar
Ryan McKee
Admin

Posts : 1242
Join date : 2011-12-09
Location : Reading, MA

http://www.fellswaymedia.com

Back to top Go down

Re: What is this? A little help please

Post  Mark on 8/17/2012, 10:50 am

That's just there to keep the boulders out, LOL. Get rid of it . Like RYAN said' it is doing no good.
avatar
Mark
Rubicon Trail

Posts : 1297
Join date : 2011-12-10
Location : Haverhill, MA

Back to top Go down

Re: What is this? A little help please

Post  Jeepin Dave on 8/17/2012, 1:08 pm

Its to create that real "whoooshing" sound when you open up the throttle... Laughing

I'd bet the Jeep was previously stored or sat for a period of time. The previous owner prolly put that there to keep critters or bee's out of the air box. My grandfather used to do that on the car's when he left for vacation. lol
avatar
Jeepin Dave
Daily Driver

Posts : 18
Join date : 2012-05-25
Age : 42
Location : Western Mass. Like... really western.

http://www.masskrawlers.com

Back to top Go down

Re: What is this? A little help please

Post  Mark on 8/17/2012, 5:27 pm

You let the cat out of the bag Dave , SHUSHHHH.
avatar
Mark
Rubicon Trail

Posts : 1297
Join date : 2011-12-10
Location : Haverhill, MA

Back to top Go down

Re: What is this? A little help please

Post  CrawlingForward on 8/20/2012, 9:50 am

Jeepin Dave wrote:The previous owner prolly put that there to keep critters or bee's out of the air box.

Yup, this.

I've seen enough mouse nests in airboxes built in only a few days time to appreciate it. If you don't have mice issues, probably not needed. But like they've said...not really doing any harm either.

_________________
95 YJ, 2" BDS w/ 1" shackle lift, 235/85/16 BFG ATs on Cherokee Icon wheels, SYE w/ Tom Woods Driveshaft, 4.88 Ford 8.8, locked/locked
2010 JK Unlimited, Islander Edition

My JeepForum build

Building a Jeep is like masturbating on pain killers. You enjoy the time you put in, but you'll never actually finish.
avatar
CrawlingForward
Moab Dessert

Posts : 822
Join date : 2011-12-09
Age : 31
Location : Flushing, MI

http://www.geoffreymarsh.com

Back to top Go down

Re: What is this? A little help please

Post  mr.steamy on 8/21/2012, 6:14 pm

Thanks guys. Mesh is gone. Hope to meet you at the trail run this weekend!
avatar
mr.steamy
Class 6A

Posts : 112
Join date : 2012-08-15
Age : 45
Location : Lowell, MA

Back to top Go down

Re: What is this? A little help please

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum