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Post  mr.steamy 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

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Post  Ryan McKee 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.

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Post  mr.steamy 8/17/2012, 10:34 am

So is this something that is normal on jeeps or was this a mod? Thanks for the response!
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Post  Ryan McKee 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.

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Post  Mark 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.
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Post  Jeepin Dave 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
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Post  Mark 8/17/2012, 5:27 pm

You let the cat out of the bag Dave , SHUSHHHH.
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Post  CrawlingForward 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.

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Post  mr.steamy 8/21/2012, 6:14 pm

Thanks guys. Mesh is gone. Hope to meet you at the trail run this weekend!
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