07-02-2005, 08:41 AM #1
Insulting the RXT Power Filter intake pipe?
I have just spent the morning preparing my ski for tomorrows jaunt and noticed the Riva power intake runs from the cone air filter, down the starboard side, turns 180 degrees and enters the engine just to the side of the exhaust..?!
Does anyone feel there is a benefit to heat wrapping the black plasic tube, insulating the cool air entering the engine from the exhaust system?
07-02-2005, 10:01 AM #2
No, not really. There is a benefit to extending from the intake tube forward into the storage compartment and getting the air inake out of the hot engine compartment. I know this is not feasable for most as they like the use of their storage, but i assure you it makes a big difference in performance to do it this way.
07-02-2005, 10:07 AM #3
So I could cut a hole in the rear face of the storage compartment, or even remove it totaly, and move the filter to there?
Would that effect the safety bouyancy zones?
07-02-2005, 03:55 PM #4Insulting the RXT Power Filter intake pipe?
07-04-2005, 03:30 AM #5
Ha ha ha nitro... I love the power filter...just though it could be made better...BUT
I've been put right in the pwcforum....
The(Riva) Power Filter® feeds you supercharger with a steady diet of cool air via a large 3” diameter intake duct and oversized K&N filter element. Ducting is precision formed from a race proven composite that will not conduct heat to incoming air. Installs securely via a silicone coupler and sturdy bracket. Includes pre-filter element...
My local dealer is now helping me devise an extention to the filter kit, so it starts up front near the air feed pipe..
07-12-2005, 09:44 AM #6
07-12-2005, 10:04 AM #7
Maybe not! We'll see if it makes a difference. I think any difference at all will come from the insulation of the intercooler and plumbing pipes though.
07-12-2005, 10:16 AM #8
Cheers Jerry, will be watching to see the results..
I have ordered some foil backed, self adhesive 2" tape from rallynuts.com to wrap my intake feed from the filter to the supercharger.
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